By Kali Hays

For now, Canada and Mexico, the other countries involved in NAFTA, are exempt from the steel and aluminum tariffs.

But the macro effects of the tariffs are also a concern and a spokeswoman for the U.S. Fashion Industry Association said, “We know these tariffs will be catastrophic for the U.S. economy and jobs.”

“We’re not being partisan or subjective, it’s trade policy 101, and we can expect widespread net job loss in the U.S. as a result, according to early studies, not to mention regressive taxes on American consumers,” the spokeswoman said. “While our members don’t import a lot of steel and aluminum, these tariffs could result in disastrous consequences for them.”

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