As President claims that billions are flowing into Treasury from tariffs, new data shows it is coming from American companies
Monthly steel imports rise despite $246 million in added tariffs
WASHINGTON– Tariffs Hurt the Heartland, a nationwide campaign against recent tariffs on American businesses, farmers and consumers, today released new data that shows American businesses paid an additional $2.7 billion in tariffs in November 2018 — the most recent month data is available from the U.S. Census Bureau due to the government shutdown. This figure reflects the additional tariffs levied because of the administration’s actions and represents a $2.7 billion tax increase and a massive year-over-year increase from $375 million in tariffs on the same products in November 2017. The historic tax increases come despite overall imports being slightly lower. The data, compiled by Trade Partnership, also shows that U.S. export growth hit its lowest level of 2018 in November, thanks in part to a 37 percent decline in exports of products facing retaliatory tariffs.
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(Washington, D.C.) –Tariffs Hurt the Heartland, the bipartisan campaign representing over 150 trade associations from across industries, today released the following statement on two recent bipartisan bills that would curtail executive authority to unilaterally impose Section 232 tariffs.
Continue reading “Statement on Bipartisan Bills to ‘Restore Common Sense’ to Section 232 Process”
STUDY ESTIMATESTHAT NEW AUTO TARIFFS AND TARIFFS ON ALL CHINESE IMPORTS WOULD LEAD TO 2.2 MILLION JOB LOSSES, COST THE AVERAGE FAMILY OVER $2,300 AND REDUCE GDP BY OVER 1%
Continue reading “American Workers Will Lose Nearly One Million U.S. Jobs if Tariffs Rise March 1, According to New Study”
(Washington, D.C.) – Tariffs Hurt the Heartland spokesman and
former Congressman Charles Boustany released the following statement on
tonight’s State of the
Union Address. In the address, the
President called for additional authority to impose tariffs, including passage
of the Reciprocal Trade Act. The President also updated
Congress on progress in negotiations with China. If the U.S.
and China fail to reach an agreement by March 1st the Trump
Administration has said it will increase tariffs on $200 billion in imports to
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(Washington, D.C.) – Today, following the second round of talks between U.S. and Chinese negotiators on a deal to de-escalate the trade war, Tariffs Hurt the Heartland spokesman and former Congressman Charles Boustany issued the following statement. Tariffs Hurt the Heartland is a nationwide, grassroots campaign composed of over 150 trade associations from across industries.
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South Carolina businesses have now paid an extra $126 million thanks to Trump tariffs
Most recent monthly data shows South Carolina businesses have paid $58 million in tariffs on products subject to new Trump tariffs; more than 7 times what was paid on the same products the previous year
Tariffs have a direct impact on South Carolina: In October, South Carolina exports subject to retaliation dropped
Continue reading “At South Carolina Town Hall, Data Reveals Massive Tariff Costs for Palmetto State”
New Tariffs Hurt the Heartland ad tells the story of how tariffs have caused a Pittsburgh based non-profit called “Cribs for Kids” to reduce the amount of cribs they provide to low-income moms across the country
Cribs for Kids Executive Director Judith Bannon: “We never thought tariffs would affect us, but they do. President Trump says that China is paying these tariffs, but I see the cost on my invoices.”
Continue reading “NEW AD: Non-Profit that Provides Babies With ‘A Safe Place to Sleep’ Says Tariffs Put Babies at Risk”
WASHINGTON – Officials
from the United States and China are meeting this week for a second round of
negotiations as they work toward a deal to end the trade war. The dispute
between the two countries has lasted for months and its developments have
created turmoil and uncertainty for the stock market. Everyday Americans watch
their 401(k) plans tumble when leaders indicate the trade war will continue to
drag on. As tariffs continue to hurt American businesses, workers, and
families, the message from the markets is clear: the trade war needs to end
before things get even worse.
Continue reading “The Markets Have Spoken: End the Trade War Before Damage Gets Worse”
(St. Martin Parish, LA) – Today, Tariffs
Hurt the Heartland released a new video featuring a Lousiana soybean farmer who
was forced to leave his crop rotting in the field as a result of the trade war.
Due to the administration’s tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese products, soybean
farmers in Louisiana and beyond are suffering the effects of China’s
retaliatory tariffs on American exports.
Continue reading “WATCH: Soybeans in Louisiana Rotting in Fields as a Result of the Trade War”
Former Republican Louisiana
Representative and Tariffs Hurt the Heartland Spokesman Charles Boustany reacts
to President’s speech to the 100th Annual Farm Bureau
Convention in New Orleans
(New Orleans, LA) – Today, former Louisiana Congressman and
Tariffs Hurt the Heartland spokesman Charles Boustany (R, LA-03) released the
following statement from New Orleans on the President’s speech to the Farm
Bureau’s annual convention. Tariffs Hurt the Heartland is a bipartisan,
multi-industry campaign against the tariffs that is backed by over 150 trade
organizations and ag commodity groups. For more information visit tariffshurt.com
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businesses have now paid an extra $52 million in import tariffs due to Trump
Latest monthly data shows a $29 million spike in tariffs paid on products subject to new Trump tariffs – more than 11 times the tariffs paid on the same products last year.
The trade war has also taken a heavy toll on Nevada exports, which dropped nearly 50 percent in the most recent monthly data.
Continue reading “Trade Panel at CES Discusses Impact of Tariffs, Releases New Data on Costs of Trade War”
businesses have now paid an extra $271 million in import tariffs due to Trump
Most recent monthly data shows Pennsylvania businesses have paid $95 million in tariffs on products subject to new Trump tariffs; more than nine times what was paid on the same products last year
Pennsylvania exports are also paying the price for trade war: exports subject to retaliation down 20%, thanks to $118 million in new retaliatory tariffs
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Harrisburg, PA – Record-high tariffs are hitting Pennsylvania hard, according to new data released yesterday at the Pennsylvania Farm Show by Tariffs Hurt the Heartland and compiled by The Trade Partnership. The data includes the first look at the full weight of tariffs that have been imposed on $200 billion in Chinese imports and the resulting retaliatory actions taken against American exports. In October 2018 (the most recent month available), Pennsylvania businesses paid $95 million in tariffs on products subject to Trump administration tariffs – more than nine times the amount paid in tariffs on the same products a year ago. Since new tariffs were imposed, Pennsylvania businesses have paid an extra $271 million in import tariffs.
Continue reading “At Farm Show, New Data Reveals Pennsylvania Businesses Paying Massive Increase In Tariffs As Exports Plummet”
Most recent monthly data shows Louisiana businesses paid $19 million in tariffs on products subject to new Trump tariffs during October; more than eight times what was paid on the same products last year
Louisiana businesses have now paid an extra $85 million in import tariffs
Louisiana exports are also paying the price for trade war, as local farmers and manufacturers have faced $39 million in new retaliatory tariffs on goods exported out of the state
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(LAFAYETTE, LA) – A group of representatives from Louisiana’s business and manufacturing community joined Tariffs Hurt the Heartland, a nationwide grassroots campaign against tariffs, at a town hall today to reveal new economic data detailing the impact of tariffs on the state’s economy. The townhall was moderated by former Louisiana Congressman Dr. Charles Boustany, who now serves as a spokesman for the grassroots campaign.
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U.S. businesses paid $6.2 billion in tariffs in October including $2.8 billion in new tariffs on products that have been targeted by the Trump Administration
Data shows that tariffs have failed to achieve any stated Administration goals: US imports subject to new tariffs declined by just 0.6% in October, while US exports subject to retaliation fell 37%; Businesses are still importing goods while paying higher taxes, exports are falling, trade deficit is growing
Tariffs Hurt the Heartland spokesman Charles Boustany: “The numbers don’t lie. Americans are paying these taxes and they’re paying more than ever before.”
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(Washington, D.C.) – New data released today by Tariffs Hurt the Heartland and compiled by The Trade Partnership from monthly U.S. government data shows an unprecedented increase in import tariffs and falling U.S. exports due to new tariffs and international retaliation. The data, which is drawn from U.S. Census statistics on tariffs, includes the first look at the full weight of tariffs that have been imposed on $200 billion in Chinese imports and the impacts of retaliation from that action. The data shows that the $6.2 billion in tariffs paid by U.S.businesses in October 2018 is the highest monthly amount in U.S. history. It is also more than double what businesses paid in tariffs in October last year.
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