Manufacturing News / Supply Chain Management

Wisconsin manufacturers: Yes, tariffs hurt; yes, we support them

By Wisconsin Business Journal

Jul 16, 2019

While most business leaders agree that President Donald Trump’s tariffs are hurting Wisconsin companies, they support the tariffs anyway, found a statewide survey by the Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce Foundation. 

According to the survey, 47% of the 204 C-suite executives agreed that tariffs are having a negative impact on their business, but 67% said they were “strongly” or “somewhat” in support of Trump administration tariffs on China. 

“I think the reason for that is, one, in a full year of dealing with tariffs they're going to be better at mitigating the effect on their bottom line,” CEO and president of WMC Kurt Bauer said.

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