Tariffs

New Study Says Tariffs Do Not Impact Prices For U.S. Granite Tile Market

  NEW YORK/ DECEMBER 18, 2018 (STL.News) A new study from TilesforMyHome.com says that prices for granite and marble prices have remained constant for 2018. In fact, big box retailers have even seen a small drop in prices for Q3 and Q4. This small drop may be attributed to a slowing real estate market in … Continue reading New Study Says Tariffs Do Not Impact Prices For U.S. Granite Tile Market

WASHINGTON | US calls China’s tariffs on American autos ‘egregious’

WASHINGTON— Three days before a U.S.-China summit, the top U.S. trade official is blasting Beijing for imposing “egregious” taxes on American-made cars. In a statement Wednesday, U.S. Trade Rep. Robert Lighthizer complained that China slaps 40 percent tariffs on U.S. auto imports — more than the 15 percent tariffs it imposes on other countries and … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US calls China’s tariffs on American autos ‘egregious’

HONOLULU | Hawaii printer shuts commercial printing, citing tariffs

HONOLULU — A major Hawaii printer is closing its commercial printing business and laying off 93 people in part because of tariffs the U.S. slapped on imports of Chinese paper. A news release from Hagadone Corporation Hawaii Holdings says the import duty increased the cost of the company’s roll stock paper by 25 percent. President … Continue reading HONOLULU | Hawaii printer shuts commercial printing, citing tariffs

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas News: Texas Businesses Comment on Impact of Tariffs in Dallas Fed Survey

Manufacturing activity continues to expand in September amid rising uncertainty DALLAS, TX—Many Texas businesses are feeling the impact of tariffs, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas’ latest Texas Business Outlook Surveys. In September, business executives from both manufacturing and service sector firms were asked a series of special questions about the effects of … Continue reading Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas News: Texas Businesses Comment on Impact of Tariffs in Dallas Fed Survey

BRUSSELS | EU, US explore goods tariffs pact amid trade tensions

BRUSSELS  — The European Union’s top trade official says the bloc is in exploratory talks with the United States to see whether it would be possible to reach a limited trans-Atlantic agreement on the tariff of goods. EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said Thursday that “this could be, possibly, a more limited trade agreement focused … Continue reading BRUSSELS | EU, US explore goods tariffs pact amid trade tensions

WASHINGTON | Tariffs on imported newsprint nixed in win for US newspapers

WASHINGTON  — In a victory for the American newspaper industry, the U.S. International Trade Commission on Wednesday blocked tariffs imposed by the Trump administration on imported newsprint, finding that American producers weren’t harmed by imports from Canadian paper mills. The newspaper industry had complained that the rising cost of newsprint, typically their second-biggest expense, made … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Tariffs on imported newsprint nixed in win for US newspapers

ANKARA, Turkey | Turkey increases tariffs on some US imports, escalating feud

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey announced Wednesday that it is increasing tariffs on imports of certain U.S. products, escalating a feud with the United States that has helped trigger a currency crisis. In a decision announced in the Official Gazette, Ankara said it will impose extra tariffs on imports of products including rice, vehicles, alcohol, coal … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | Turkey increases tariffs on some US imports, escalating feud