USFIA President Julia K. Hughes wrote an Op-Ed for Sourcing Journal: Mr. President, it's Time to Negotiate an End to the Trade War with China.
It’s time to find a solution to the trade war with China.
Yes, we have said that before. It is a message that USFIA and fashion brands and retailers have shouted loud and clear during the past year while we were facing the potential for new 301 tariffs on consumer products imported from China.
The impact on American fashion brands and retailers is creating more disruption every day. And now we learn on Twitter that the Trump Administration will impose another 10 percent tariff on all remaining imports from China. That means apparel and footwear and home textiles, as well as a host of other consumer products, will be affected with only four weeks’ notice.