US beauty industry hit by trade war with China

21-May-2019

In the wake of President Trump’s announcement to raise tariffs on another US$200bn in Chinese imports to 25%, Kieth Nuthall talks about its effect on the beauty sector

The USA’s Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) has spoken out against the American government’s increase of additional duties from 10% to 25% on imports of beauty items that are manufactured in China.

With these higher rates of duties coming into force on 10 May, and covering a wide range of products, prices charged by US personal care product brands sourcing from China are set to rise.

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