The Wall Street Journal: Latest round of tariffs on Chinese goods would hit U.S. consumers’ wallets — literally

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is expanding the battlefield in its trade fight with China, moving beyond industrial goods to threaten tariffs for the first time on a range of consumer products that illustrates how dependent the vast U.S. consumer economy is on imports.

The list includes such retail items as bicycles, sound systems, dog food and leashes, pocketbooks, hammers and other tools. “They’re not only hitting consumers’ wallets, they’re literally hitting wallets,” said John Gold, vice president at the National Retail Federation, whose members rely heavily on low-price Chinese products.

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