WASHINGTON—House Democrats have reached an agreement with the White House to strengthen labor, environmental, pharmaceutical and enforcement provisions in President Trump’s North American trade pact, a significant development that moves the president’s signature trade deal closer to becoming law.
Recently, I received an e-mail from a U.S. electrical products company warning me that, on Oct. 15, the tariff on power supplies and power cords imported to the U.S. from China would increase from 25 percent to 30 percent.
In my March editorial, I discussed the impact of steel and aluminum tariffs on assemblers of steel and aluminum products. However, another constituency has also been affected by tariffs: U.S. consumers.
Last month, I wrote about the Trump administration's decision to impose tariffs on imported washing machines. As with much of what this administration has done so far, there were no shortage of opinions one way or the other, and I received many comments.