The presidential administration imposed tariffs at a rate of 10 percent on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports, according to The Toy Association.
The new tariffs will be in effect on September 24. Finished toys are not included in the tariffs, but the list does include children’s furniture, arts and crafts items, juvenile products, children’s hats, and more. Starting January 1, the tariffs will increase to 25 percent.
The administration also said it would immediately pursue tariffs on approximately $267 billion additional imports if China retaliates.
The Toy Association has spoken out against these tariffs, and joined the coalition “Americans for Free Trade” last week, a group of more than 80 American retail, manufacturing, technology, and services trade organizations.
Following the recent news about the tariffs, the Toy Association encourages members to personally join the coalition, share anecdotal evidence of the tariffs’ impact, and contact local congressmen and senators.