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Outdoor Industry Says Enough with Shoot from the Hip Trade War Tactics

August 23, 2019

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“Enough with the shoot from the hip trade war tactics, this last-minute tit for tat escalation of tariffs is hurting our consumers and businesses. Everything from jackets to backpacks to hiking boots will see increases in tariffs of up to 30%. American outdoor industry businesses are running out of wiggle room and are being forced to make drastic decisions – from hiring fewer new employees to closing — this has to stop and real trade negotiations need to begin in earnest. These knee-jerk reactions have long-term devastating impacts on Americans, we need Congress to stand up for its constituents.” — Patricia Rojas-Ungar,  vice president of government affairs at Outdoor Industry Association