White Paper
Jun 11, 2018

There's a New Tariff in Town

New Tariff in Town
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On January 22, 2018, the White House imposed a new tariff on imported washing machines and solar energy panels. The administration claims that the tariffs will help American businesses combat unfair foreign trade practices, but its detractors say that it will only lead to higher prices and fewer choices. Though the longterm effects of this decision can only be ascertained with time, we took a look at our pricing data to see if the tariff had any immediate effect on pricing for washers online.

NUM-WC 2018-06-11 Tariffs on Washers