HHH Kudrle on trade, tariffs, & MN economy

 Crossposted from Humphrey Herald:  

 Talkin’ Trade War at the Minnesota State Fair
Marketplace interviewed Professor Robert Kudrle regarding the impact of trade tariffs on Minnesota’s economy. He was also quoted in stories by the Star Tribune and KARE TV.

Crossposted from The StarTribune

Economists say the number of businesses affected will expand dramatically if the Trump administration follows through on threats to apply 25 percent tariffs to an additional $200 billion in Chinese imports. Public hearings on that proposal took place last week in Washington, with a decision expected soon.

“If they add $200 billion in products [to the tariff list], there are not going to be domestic substitutions for some of them,” said Robert Kudrle, a specialist in international trade at the University of Minnesota. “We don’t make many of these things any more.”
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