NJTV: New Jersey manufacturers decry impact of tariffs, labor shortage at caucus hearing

There wasn’t much disagreement between manufacturers and a bipartisan caucus of state lawmakers over the impact trade tariffs are having on businesses in New Jersey.

“Really devastating, and that’s why we’re here today. We’re hoping to get some testimony. This is probably, I think, the largest turnout of any manufacturing caucus they’ve had and folks are concerned,” said Democratic Sen. Vin Gopal.

In the spring, President Donald Trump imposed 25 percent tariffs on some foreign-made steel and 10 percent tariffs on some foreign-made aluminum.


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