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Tariffs Hurt Communities


As the trade war persists, the repercussions will be felt by farmers, factory workers and everyday consumers nationwide.

AGRICULTURE

Retaliatory tariffs our trading partners have charged due to the trade war are hurting American exports, including our agricultural products. The most recent statistics show that American exports of products targeted for retaliation are down 37%.

MANUFACTURING

Tariffs raise the price of critical inputs and hurt American companies’ bottom line. Meanwhile, decreasing incomes reduce demand for manufactured goods.

$380 MILLION

Pistachio growers alone have suffered $380 million in losses due to tariffs.

270,000 TONS

In 2017 China bought 270,000 metric tons of wheat from Washington state. A year later it dropped to zero.

$545 MILLION

Duties on steel and aluminum alone cost U.S. companies $545 million in September 2018.

JOBS AT RISK

Half of all U.S. manufacturing jobs depend on exports—leaving thousands of Americans without employment.

AGRICULTURE

Retaliatory tariffs our trading partners have charged due to the trade war are hurting American exports, including our agricultural products. The most recent statistics show that American exports of products targeted for retaliation are down 37%.

$380 MILLION

Pistachio growers alone have suffered $380 million in losses due to tariffs.

270,000 TONS

In 2017 China bought 270,000 metric tons of wheat from Washington state. A year later it dropped to zero.

MANUFACTURING

Tariffs raise the price of critical inputs and hurt American companies’ bottom line. Meanwhile, decreasing incomes reduce demand for manufactured goods.

$545 MILLION

Duties on steel and aluminum alone cost U.S. companies $545 million in September 2018.

JOBS AT RISK

Half of all U.S. manufacturing jobs depend on exports—leaving thousands of Americans without employment.

CONSUMERS

Pressure across economic sectors reduces employment, tightening household budgets for many families. Tariffs simultaneously increase prices for everyday staples and other goods.

TECHNOLOGY

Almost every modern industry relies on technology. Tariffs on key components mean higher technology prices, making it harder for businesses to compete in the digital economy. When tech companies have fewer dollars to produce and invest, quality of service will also decline.

10% INCREASE ON HOUSEHOLD ITEMS

Costs that cannot be absorbed by companies will be passed on to consumers. Many household items like shampoo already face 10% tariffs.

$1.2 BILLION INCREASE

Tariffs on travel goods will make vacations more expensive. Essentials, such as luggage and handbags, will cost consumers an estimated $1.2 billion a year.

COST INCREASES

Consumers will see increased cost of internet access and cell service as technology sector is unable to invest in infrastructure.

JOBS MOVE ABROAD

Instead of assembling tech in U.S. facilities, homegrown companies will move production overseas.

CONSUMERS

Pressure across economic sectors reduces employment, tightening household budgets for many families. Tariffs simultaneously increase prices for everyday staples and other goods.

10% INCREASE ON HOUSEHOLD ITEMS

Costs that cannot be absorbed by companies will be passed on to consumers. Many household items like shampoo already face 10% tariffs.

$1.2 BILLION INCREASE

Tariffs on travel goods will make vacations more expensive. Essentials, such as luggage and handbags, will cost consumers an estimated $1.2 billion a year.

TECHNOLOGY

Almost every modern industry relies on technology. Tariffs on key components mean higher technology prices, making it harder for businesses to compete in the digital economy. When tech companies have fewer dollars to produce and invest, quality of service will also decline.

COST INCREASES

Consumers will see increased cost of internet access and cell service as technology sector is unable to invest in infrastructure.

JOBS MOVE ABROAD

Instead of assembling tech in U.S. facilities, homegrown companies will move production overseas.

Map of Tariff Impacts Around the U.S.


Click on the dots below to read stories of how tariffs are impacting American families, farmers, workers, and businesses.

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WATCH: Soybeans in Louisiana Rotting in Fields as a Result of the Trade War

(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. 

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Tariffs Hurt the Heartland Statement on President Trump’s Speech to the American Farm Bureau Convention

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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Trade Panel at CES Discusses Impact of Tariffs, Releases New Data on Costs of Trade War

Nevada businesses have now paid an extra $52 million in import tariffs due to Trump tariffs 

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. 

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At Farm Show, New Data Reveals Pennsylvania Businesses Paying Massive Increase In Tariffs As Exports Plummet

Pennsylvania businesses have now paid an extra $271 million in import tariffs due to Trump tariffs 

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.

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Tariffs Paid By Louisiana Businesses Have Increased Eightfold, According to Data Released at a Town Hall with Former Congressman Dr. Charles Boustany

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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New Tariff Data Shows October Was the Highest Tariffed Month in U.S. History

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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