The U.S. footwear domestic manufacturing and U.S. footwear import industries stand united in expressing grave concerns that tariffs won’t help any segment of our industry. Today, OIA joined AAFA, FDRA, RPEMA and SFIA in a letter to Trump encouraging him to reconsider the impending tariffs on goods produced in China.
The letter emphasized that the proposed additional tariff on footwear, footwear components, and footwear machinery would do untold damage to our industry, ultimately affecting consumers in a negative way and hamstringing what has traditionally been a hugely successful part of the American economy. The letter also expressed that as a group, we have significant concerns that this latest action will have unintended consequences that will damage our industry for years to come.
To read the letter, click here.