Trump’s escalating tariff war with China will hit TVs, toys, iPhones and a rake of consumer goods

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President Donald Trump is ratcheting up the pressure on China.

There are some things parents can’t avoid buying.

The U.S. increased tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods to 25% from 10% Friday, following three rounds of tariffs last year. They account for roughly 50% of all Chinese exports to the U.S. on everything from hats to toys. One estimate says the tariffs announced last year will cost consumers an average of $767 per year. The latest tariffs will add another $500 a year in costs for the average U.S. household, Katheryn Russ, an economics professor at the University of California at Davis, told NPR.

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