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Trade War

President Trump announces more tariffs

Aug 2, 2019 / United States
The announcement was via Twitter yesterday: the US will impose added tariffs of 10% on the remaining 300 billion US dollars in goods from China. This decision can likely include all footwear from China

China's GDP growth slows to 27-years low

Jul 24, 2019 / China
The economic growth of the Asian giant slowed to 6.2% in the second quarter of the fiscal year, reflecting the weakest pace in the last decades. The US-China trade war is starting to pressure economic growth, analysts say

The treaty with the greatest global impact

Jul 9, 2019 / World
The Treaty of Tordesillas was signed 5 centuries ago, in the Spanish city with the same name and divided the world - discovered and undiscovered - in two parts, giving the exploitation rights to Portugal and Spain

US-China Trade war: new tariffs on hold

Jul 1, 2019 / China
President Trump and President Xi agreed Saturday to hold off on imposing new tariffs and continue trade negotiations, after meeting on the occasion of the G-20 Summit in Osaka

US China meeting to take place this weekend

Jun 28, 2019 / United States
President Trump and President Xi are expected to meet this Saturday in Osaka (Japan) during the G-20 Summit and the international trade topic is hot on the agenda

India increases tariffs on US goods

Jun 18, 2019 / India
India has imposed higher customs duties on a range of goods coming from the US, effective from last Sunday. This comes as a response to similar measures taken by the US

Crocs to reduce sourcing from China

Jun 14, 2019 / United States
The footwear company known for the iconic clogs says the amount of US products sourced from China will be below 10% for 2020. Currently, Crocs imports 30% of its US product from China

Footwear industry leaders joined forces against tariffs

Jun 5, 2019 / United States
Last week, the leaders of 5 industry associations in the US signed a letter addressed to President Trump, opposing the proposed tariffs on shoes and other accessories coming from China

200 shoe companies send Mr Trump a letter

May 22, 2019 / United States
US-based footwear companies have signed a letter urging President Donald Trump to remove footwear from his latest tranche of tariffs to be applied to Chinese-made products

The new chapter of the US-China trade war

Premium ContentMay 14, 2019 / United States
President Trump announced and applied increases on the China tariff rates on List 3 (200 billion US dollars in Chinese-made goods) from 10% to 25%. Remaining goods, including footwear, could be hit with tariffs shortly as a new list was announced

Industry reacts to President Trump’s tariff comments

Jun 20, 2018 / United States
The FDRA - Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America has issued a statement in the name of the US-footwear industry in response to President Trump’s latest tariff comments
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