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Resident Fellow, Finance, Insurance and Trade
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Finance and Trade in the News
Give Me Your Pleather: How Tariff Disparities Subsidize Leather Goods
WASHINGTON (Feb. 28, 2022)—Observers of D.C. fashion may be shocked to find out that the most influential clothing designers aren’t in New York, but on Capitol Hill. And no, it’s not because pantsuits are back in style—it’s due to the numerous complications in the U.S. tariff code for apparel, footwear, and accessories. While overall trade…