Trump’s tariffs could raise prices on almost everything we buy. Here’s where the biggest hikes could hit.

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  • President Donald Trump announced new tariffs Thursday on Chinese imports that could trigger price increases on goods including shoes, toys, phones, and car seats.
  • Here’s a list of China-sourced products where shoppers could see the biggest price increases, according to The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), a retail trade group.
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Shoppers may soon see higher prices on goods like shoes, toys, phones, and car seats as a result of President Trump’s new tariffs on Chinese imports.

Trump said Thursday that he plans to impose 10% tariffs on $US300 billion in Chinese imports – including footwear, apparel, electronics, and other consumer goods – on September 1.

Many retailers, including Walmart, have warned that higher tariffs on these items would force them to raise prices for consumers.


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“This new 10% tariff is a direct hit on consumer products and family budgets… American families shouldn’t be a pawn in this trade war,” said Hun Quach, vice president of international trade for the Retail Industry Leaders Association, a trade group that counts Walmart, Target and Home Depot among its members.

Shoppers can expect the biggest price increases on items that have a high share of sourcing from China, according to the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), a retail trade group.

Here’s the list of products where shoppers are most likely to see price increases, based on their high share of sourcing from China, according to RILA.


Clothing

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Out of all US imports, China supplies more than 85% of women’s cotton sweaters, 77% of girls’ cotton sweaters, 69% of men’s cotton sweaters, and 45% of all baby garments and clothing accessories.


Shoes

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China supplies 52% of all leather footwear imports.


Toys

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Some 85% of all toys sold in the US are imported from China, according to The Toy Association.


Consumer electronics, including mobile phones, laptops, tablets, and televisions

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Bedding, quilts, blankets, sheets, baby blankets, comforters, throws

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Car seats and booster seats

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Party supplies and favours, Easter eggs, Halloween costumes, and Easter baskets

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Christmas ornaments and decor

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Pool floats and air mattresses

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Food storage, tumblers, portable beverages, and water bottles

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Curtain panels, window sheers, and drapes

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Artificial flowers, wreaths, Christmas trees, and garlands

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Patio umbrellas and patio furniture

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High efficiency dual flush toilets and other toilets

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Charcoal grills and smokers

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Lighting

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Ceiling fans

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Power tools, including drills, grinders, saws, sanders, routers, and batteries

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Bras

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