Nike, adidas, ASICS & Others Call Tariffs ‘Catastrophic’ in Letter to Trump

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits Stelco in Hamilton to announce the end of American steel and aluminum tariffs

The protest comes as US-China trade tensions escalate and Mr Trump threatens to impose tariffs as high as 25pc on Chinese goods - including all types of footwear.

"From day one, we made it clear that the real problem isn't Canada or Mexico, but those countries that are undermining the trading system through predatory trade practices and non-market policies that have created massive overcapacity and trade imbalance", USW International President Leo Gerard said in a statement. Last weekend, Donald Trump announced an increase from 10% to 25% on the third tranche of the 301 China tariffs, and threatened to put a 25% tariff on all remaining imports from China.

"The idea is not to have tariffs, the idea is for them (China) to treat our companies fairly", Mnuchin told the US lawmakers, adding that the Trump administration was "very focused" on the impact on USA farmers.

"We've been seeing lots of old films glorifying China's role in the war against the United States during the Korean War".

Trudeau says slapping import taxes on billions of dollars' worth of American products got governors and state representatives to push their federal government to get the talks done and the trade dispute ended. -China tariff battle may raise the price of running shoes.

At the time, which was well before the latest tariff hikes, the chamber said that 19 percent of its member companies were adjusting supply chains or seeking to source components and assembly outside of China as a result of tariffs, while 28 percent were delaying or cancelling investment decisions in China. I thank President Trump for negotiating a great deal and for negotiating the removal of these tariffs.

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The U.S. leader said that if American companies did not like the tariffs on Chinese imports, they could move their production inside the United States or to another country whose manufactured products are not taxed when they are sent to the U.S. But the footwear lobby rejected Trump's suggestion.

Last year, between January and June, China was the biggest buyer of US oil at a daily rate of 377,000 barrels.

A recent escalation in the trade conflict - including tighter restrictions on Chinese telecoms giant Huawei - was creating fresh concerns for businesses in China, the group said.

Others wanted a quick deal and a return to the "pre-tariff predictability and stability" that existed before the world's two biggest economies began their trade conflict. Some Birtish and American comopanies, including Microsoft, follwoed suit, also citing the US' executive order as the reason for the moves.

But speaking to Fox News Channel, Chinese Ambassador to Washington Cui Tiankai said Beijing was still open for talks.

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