A coalition of more than 200 footwear companies to President on Wednesday urging him to walk back his newly planned imported from China.
The import fees will have negative consequences on the American footwear business and its consumers, wrote the letter’s 209 signatories, which include Nike, Adidas, Converse and Birkenstock USA.
“Although tariffs on some products from China will be delayed until December, the majority of footwear product lines face an added 15 percent tariff on September 1st,” they wrote.
“The highest tariff rates generally fall on lower value shoes and children’s shoes, driving up costs for hardworking American families,” they noted. “There is no doubt that tariffs act as hidden taxes paid by American individuals and families.”