By Kate Nishimura

Trade groups serving the retail and apparel industries have banded together to voice their concerns about the continued impact of Section 301 tariffs on their members—and U.S. consumers.

The American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA), the Footwear Retailers and Distributors of America (FDRA), the National Retail Federation (NRF), the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), and the United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) on Tuesday released a joint study outlining how tariffs on China-made goods affected the American economy.

The report is based on government data and a December survey of U.S. companies that source products from China. The coalition said that the data shows that U.S companies and consumers have been forced to pay more for apparel, footwear, travel goods and furniture since the tariffs were initially imposed by former President Donald Trump in 2018.

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