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IHA Encourages Member Action On Latest Proposed Tariffs

With the most recent list of proposed tariffs affecting the housewares industry, the International Housewares Association is encouraging members to contact their congressional representatives or provide comment to the United States Trade Representative (USTR) on the tariffs’ effect on their business.

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New Round Of Proposed Tariffs Includes Housewares

Several housewares and home goods categories are in the crosshairs of a potential next round of 25% tariffs that could be imposed by the Trump administration on an additional $300 billion in Chinese-made goods. This follows the 25% tariffs that were imposed on $200 billion worth of Chinese-made products that went into effect on Friday, May 10.

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NRF: Imports Could Rise As Higher Tariffs Loom

With President Trump saying he plans to both increase and broaden tariffs on goods from China, imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to see unusually high levels the remainder of this spring and through the summer, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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Trump Threatens China Tariff Hike This Friday

President Donald Trump has threatened to move forward with a 25% hike in tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese imports this Friday, May 10, ahead of a meeting between U.S. and Chinese trade officials that was scheduled for this week in Washington, D.C.

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Trump Delays Tariffs Increase

White House plans to increase tariffs from 10% to 25% on $200 billion of products made in China have been delayed, President Donald Trump said, citing “substantial progress” in talks between the United States and China.

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NRF: October Imports Hit New Record

The number of containers coming into the U.S. reached 2 million in October, the first time that level has been breached, according to the monthly Global Tracker Report from the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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NRF: Retail Imports Remain Strong Despite Tariffs

Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to remain at near-record levels in October despite a new round of tariffs that took effect in September, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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Bluestar Wins Bid To Buy Brookstone

Bluestar Alliance has been selected as the winning bidder for the Brookstone intellectual property and related assets after a recent auction process. Bluestar said its bid includes cash and other consideration in excess of $80 million.

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Presidential Memo Calls For Postal Shipping Fairness

As was detailed in the March 5 issue of HomeWorld Business, small-parcel delivery from the U.S. Postal Service, in compliance with rules set by the Universal Postal Union, can weigh heavily in the favor of overseas shippers versus those in the U.S., and now more is being done to correct that inequity.

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