just-style: US fashion sector concerned over Trump tariff proposals

By Ed Zwirn

Representatives of the US fashion and apparel industries, along with most of the country's business community and Congressional leadership, are voicing concern about President Donald Trump's 1 March announcement that he intends to propose additional tariffs on all imports of steel and aluminum.

Julie Hughes, president of the US Fashion Industry Association (USFIA), warned that the move--which would slap 25% on steel and 10% on aluminum imports from all countries--could hurt her members. It would impact the broader US economy, decreasing demand, an assessment apparently echoed by the financial markets, which saw stocks tank following the Trump announcement.

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