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How Tariffs Actually Work

Al Root

On Friday, the U.S. increased tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods to 25% from 10% after the latest round of trade negotiations ended with no deal. President Donald Trump has said in the past that China pays, but is that really the case? “Countries don’t pay tariffs,” says Jason Pye, vice president for legislative affairs at FreedomWorks, a conservative advocacy group based in Washington.