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Article Date: June 2019
Word Count: 420

SFIA To Testify Against China Tariffs

The June 25 scheduled testimony strongly backs President Trump’s goal of improving China’s respect for intellectual property but sees tariffs as the wrong method for improving compliance while causing considerable harm to sporting goods companies’ supply chains and ultimately raising prices to consumers that will have the unintended consequence of depressing sports activity and raising health care costs. SFIA also highlights the inequity between putting tariffs on raw materials and finished goods containing those raw materials and points out that there is essentially no domestic capacity that its members could tap into for apparel and footwear. Finally, it argues that ... Log in to view full article.


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