Nike, other footwear makers plead with Trump to drop China tariff

Nike, other footwear makers plead with Trump to drop China tariff

Some of the biggest names in American footwear have penned a letter to President Trump, asking him to remove shoes from a proposed list of tariffs on China imports. The letter, dated May 20, was posted on the website of the Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA), and signed by nearly 200 companies. ’Consumer will end up paying more for the product’, the companies reasoned.

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david dindu
david dindu 1 year

why not make them in the usa?

James Johnson
James Johnson 1 year

new balance is made in the US, and always profits. why not stop exploiting slave labor?

Sir_Kutz
Sir_Kutz 1 year

Hey Nike, hows about you stop using child sweat shops and make your crappy shoes in the states. No tariffs!!

Jason sherman
Jason sherman 1 year

lol of course they did. better make better use of the other countries Nike. Indonesia comes to mind

Robert Wing
Robert Wing 1 year

When I was growing up, several of the local towns had shoe factories. Slowly they closed and people were left without jobs. They moved to other countries and my $5 PF Flyers made of canvas now had fancy trademarks and were made of leather and cost $80. They became a status symbol but served the same purpose as the $5 sneakers.

SMT SHT
SMT SHT 1 year

awww boo hoo, you model of exploiting the poor and vulnerable is about to backfire.

Xris Mouta
Xris Mouta 1 year

No more made in China

Hkmk23
Hkmk23 1 year

so Nike and others are supporting child slavery? Nice work…

Mike Clark
Mike Clark 1 year

They need the modern day slave labour, it's clearly the moral progressive choice.

Tin Ego
Tin Ego 1 year

Not having made enough money out of exploiting the third worlds workers ...

michael zubas
michael zubas 1 year

spend 1 dollar to make it, sell for 100 dollars, THE DREAM NEVER ENDS!

michael zubas
michael zubas 1 year

spend 1 dollar to make it, sell for 100 dollars, THE DREAM NEVER ENDS! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfQzAbpdH_U PHIL KNIGHT CAN GO FUCK HIMSELF!

TugboatTommy
TugboatTommy 1 year

Of course they want the tariffs dropped. When you pay 1.72 per hour for labor, and you have a 300 percent markup on your goods you are going to be peeved if you are forced to run a legitimate ethical manufacturing process. Let's not mention the chemicals used to manufacture shoes. You can do it without question in China, but here in the US some birkenstock wearing vegan will stand in the way of that so, yeah it's going to cost them more to manufacture and their margins are tanking. Of course they are pissed with the tariffs.

ConcealCarryProtect
ConcealCarryProtect 1 year

Haha. Oh no they 5 year old show makers won't get there nickel for the next couple days.

Captain Obvious
Captain Obvious 1 year

please sir, our underpaid children making our shoes can't work 18 hours a day for anything less than the $1 a week we currently pay them

michael zubas
michael zubas 1 year

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfQzAbpdH_U Micheal Moore form the 90's PHIL KNIGHT CAN GO FUCK HIMSELF!

consistency
consistency 1 year

meanwhile, almost all trump merchandise is made in China and often exempt.

Based Haole
Based Haole 1 year

please let us keep using sweatshop slave labor you guys...fucking scumbags

Naidu VGA
Naidu VGA 1 year

Hey nimrods, u plead with a Grape Ape?. What kinda wimps are U.

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