- US companies are paying more than ever before in tariff duties: $ 6.2 billion in October.
- The October tariff collections represented a 104% jump from October 2017.
- The sudden spike came due to President Donald Trump’s tariffs on steel, aluminum, and Chinese goods.
- US companies paid $ 2.2 billion more to import goods subject to Trump’s tariffs in October.
- The costs are causing major disruptions for American firms, including investment delays and layoffs.
The cost of President Donald Trump’s trade war is starting to pile up.
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- We just got a new sign that the pain from Trump’s trade war is getting worse, and it’s spreading to even more businesses like restaurants
- White House chief of staff John Kelly reportedly plans to resign after his feud with Trump got so bad they stopped speaking
- Trump is losing the trade war with China based on his favorite report card, and it’s probably going to keep getting worse