August 14, 2019

New Tariffs Will Have Bigger Impact on Women’s Clothing Than Men’s

By William Mauldin and Anthony DeBarros

The Trump administration’s next round of tariffs on Chinese imports will for the first time target an array of apparel, and those shopping for women’s and girls’ clothes are more likely to see higher prices.

All Chinese clothing and shoes face tariffs of 10% starting Sept. 1, but the value of women’s and girls’ clothing and shoes imported from the country is more than twice that for men and boys, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis.