How Much Will Trump’s Proposed Tariffs on Imports from Mexico Cost Americans? Which States Would Be Hardest Hit?

By Asher Stockler | News Week |

President Trump’s threatened tariffs on goods imported from Mexico could end up costing U.S. consumers $17 billion or more, according to an analysis released by the Chamber of Commerce, the nation’s largest business advocacy group.

The chamber, which is lobbying heavily against the tariffs and is considering a suit to block their implementation, compiled data from the Commerce Department showing that in 2018, the U.S. imported around $350 billion worth of Mexican goods.

President Trump announced on Twitter Thursday that his administration would begin to impose a 5 percent tax on these imports, on national security grounds, starting on June 10.

“The Tariff will gradually increase until the Illegal Immigration problem is remedied,” the president wrote.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.