Los Angeles, United States, September 13, 2018/QY Research, Inc.


According to Bloomberg News on September 12, the next attack launched by US President Trump in the trade war may affect Americans from head to toe.

On September 7, Trump said he was prepared to “tax in a short period of time” on $267 billion in Chinese products, plus taxes on existing $200 million in goods. This means that all kinds of daily necessities such as clothes and shoes will become the object of taxation and face price increases. From the Victorian bra to the An Dema sports equipment, even Apple phones are no exception. Overall, the move involved consumers directly in Trump’s trade war.

Let’s take a look at how the trade war strikes the United States from head to toe:

Hats with Trump campaign slogans are also mostly made in China. Image source: PolitiFact


According to statistics from the U.S. International Trade Commission, the United States imported about $1 billion worth of sunglasses, goggles and other eyewear from China last year. Made in China, the PraveRevux sunglasses are now priced at $29.95 on WalMART.com, meaning they are not cheap. According to US data, China is also the main source of supply for scarves and shawls, and the second largest hearing aid supplier in the United States.

Upper body

2017. The United States imported $4.6 billion worth of sweaters, $606 million in T-shirts, vests and other casual shirts from China. Trump has been trying to exclude everyday clothing in American wardrobes from tariff disputes, especially during the mid-term elections in November. Since China is the largest exporter of men’s and women’s coats in the United States, customers who want to buy such clothing this winter may find that the price of coats at Macy’s and Burlington are rising.


As winter approaches, Walmart Inc. and other US retailers are about to sell Chinese-made gloves, which are also on the list of tax targets. In addition, Chinese watches and jewellery may also be listed, which puts a lot of pressure on apparel companies such as Fossil Group Inc., which rely on Chinese factories to supply watches and special products.

Apple CEO Cook at the Foxconn factory, once the trade war begins, Apple products will face price increases. Image source: @ChanceHMiller

in the pocket

Apple Inc. warned that if the US imposes tariffs on Chinese products worth $200 billion, the price of iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches, AirPod headsets and other Apple products will rise. In addition, Apple relies heavily on Foxconn Technology Group and other Chinese suppliers. In a letter this month, Apple told the US Trade Representative’s Office: “All tariffs on China will eventually be converted into taxes on US consumers.”

Below the waist

Women’s underwear imported from China is the most. According to trade data, last year’s $1.2 billion Chinese-made bras, belts, tights, and slings were exported to the United States. Even American men who spend a lot of money on underwear and panties are not immune: China is also the largest supplier of men’s underwear and underwear in the United States. Vimy and Hanesbrands may see an increase in the cost of their partners.


If Trump really chooses to increase taxes, people may need to change their sports equipment. Because the sportswear of Foot Locker and Lululemon and the $1.3 billion pantyhose, socks and trousers exported to China last year will increase in price.


Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick may have made a fortune in a new ad for Nike sneakers, but the rest of the Americans need to pay a higher price to buy running shoes. Tennis shoes or soccer shoes. Last year, China exported about $11.5 billion in footwear to the United States. Taxation on rubber boots produced in China would make the cost of water operations even higher, and even the insole would become more expensive.



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