The letter was posted on the website of Shoe Dealers and Dealers of America, an industry trading group. It was also addressed to US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, State Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Commercial Secretary Wilbur Ross and Larry Kudlow, Director of the National Economic Council.
Earlier this month, Trump administration raised rates of $ 200 billion of Chinese manufactures. The tariffs mostly hit industrial materials and components, but also on luggage, hats and gloves for American importers.
Shoe dealers and dealers of America estimated that 25% tariffs on shoes from China would add $ 7 billion in additional costs to US customers annually.
"We can assure you that any increase in the cost of importing shoes has a direct impact on US footwear consumption," the companies in the letter said. of all footwear imported into the United States in 201
Other US companies have also recently warned that additional tariffs on Chinese goods will hit consumers. 19659007] Walmart ( US's largest retailer, said last week it will raise prices for some products due to Trump administration tariffs on Chinese goods. )
"Increased prices will lead to increased prices, we believe, for our customers." Walmart chief financial officer Brett Biggs told reporters on Thursday.