U.S. Trade Office To Hear From Industry Leaders About Trump's Trade Wars
On Monday the U.S. Trade Representative's Office will kick off seven days of testimony from U.S. retailers, manufacturers and other businesses.
According to Reuters, they'll be talking about President Donald Trump’s plan to hit another $300 billion worth of Chinese goods with tariffs.
The list of more than 300 scheduled witnesses includes representatives from retailer Best Buy, toy maker Hasbro, vacuum cleaner maker iRobot, faucet maker Moen and other firms and trade groups in a diverse range of industries.
The hearings will end on June 25th, which means President Trump won't be able to trigger the fresh wave of tariffs until after July 2nd, when a seven-day final rebuttal comment period ends.
U.S.-China relations have deteriorated since Trump accused Beijing in early May of reneging on commitments to change its ways of doing business with the rest of the world.