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Military exchanges sorting out how tariff hikes on Chinese imports will affect customers

May 26, 2019

From the Military Times website

The military exchanges are waiting to see what effects the higher tariffs on goods imported to the U.S. from China will have, including what effect it might have on their customers’ prices. All the stores carry some items imported from China.

“We expect to be impacted by increases for components and finished goods, but it is too early to tell on which products at this point” in Marine Corps exchanges, said Bryan Driver, spokesman for the Marine Corps’ Business and Support Services division.

On May 10, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced that the administration has increased the level of tariffs from 10 percent to 25 percent on about $200 billion worth of Chinese imports. The tariffs are being used to turn up the heat in the U.S. trade negotiations with China.

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