US-CHINA TRADE WAR: BOTH SIDES HURTING

New tariffs on clothes and shoes from China to hit American consumers hard

China sees another month of poor PMI while US consumers face brunt of tariffs

Shoppers at a mall in Pennsylvania, in the US. American retailers may do all they can to avoid raising prices during the back-to-school and holiday shopping season. But they will have no choice if tariffs continue to rise.
Shoppers at a mall in Pennsylvania, in the US. American retailers may do all they can to avoid raising prices during the back-to-school and holiday shopping season. But they will have no choice if tariffs continue to rise. PHOTO: REUTERS

China-made clothes and shoes will be among the consumer goods hardest hit by the new American tariffs that come into effect today, but sticker shock may take a while to set in.

Retailers will do all they can to avoid raising prices during the back-to-school and holiday shopping season.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 01, 2019, with the headline 'New tariffs on clothes and shoes to hit American consumers hard'. Subscribe