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Sunday, April 15, 2018

One Chinese industry that is notably not subject to those new U.S. tariffs, however, is the clothing manufacturing industry. Many of the products branded by Ivanka Trump's fashion and clothing line are manufactured in China. And China recently approved three new trademarks for Ivanka Trump's brand there -- on the same day she dined with Chinese President Xi Jinping in her official capacity as White House advisor.

Exempting clothing from the new round of U.S. tariffs therefore stands to immensely benefit the value of Ivanka Trump's personal brand. Meanwhile, domestic clothing manufacturers have cried foul.

In a statement reacting to the tariffs and Trump's noteworthy exemption for Chinese-produced clothing, Rick Helfenbein, chief executive of industry group the American Apparel & Footwear Association said, "This would directly raise costs on domestic manufacturers and impact our ability to grow Made in USA."

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Surprise, surprize, surprize.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2018-04-08 02:30 PM | Reply

Hell, no problem, she can just as easily hire a firm in Bangladesh, Vietnam, Indonesia, India, Pakistan... to sew up he over priced rags.

#2 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-04-09 12:27 PM | Reply

- hire a firm in Bangladesh, Vietnam, Indonesia, India, Pakistan... to sew up he over priced rags.

You and Corky are in agreement. Snoofy approves too.

#3 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-04-09 02:01 PM | Reply

#2 You hit the nail on the head as to why America is rapidly hitting 3rd world status, greedy p.o.s. "business" people that will sell out the American worker to make another billion. Throw in the whole running around with the phone MAGA crap and the hypocrisy is off the chart.

#4 | Posted by 726 at 2018-04-09 02:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#4 | POSTED BY 726

Just to be clear, do you oppose third world manufacturing for US imports?

#5 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-04-09 04:26 PM | Reply

"Just to be clear, do you oppose third world manufacturing for US imports?"

Pretty big tent there.

Is it the same answer for Wal-Mart clothes made in Bangladesh and handmade rugs from Afghanistan?

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-04-09 04:41 PM | Reply

#6 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

Don't play dumb. You're fully aware of the problems, and our role in it.

#7 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-04-09 05:44 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Hardly playing dumb to realize not everything manufactured overseas hurts Americans.

#8 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-04-09 05:49 PM | Reply

do you oppose third world manufacturing for US imports?

It is pretty clear that you are a rabid Trumpublican, do you excuse his families manufacturing goods in the third world?

From what I've seen, he is quick to put the scrutiny on other companies for building products in Mexico, India, Vietnam and China, but never talks about moving his operations back to the US.

#9 | Posted by 726 at 2018-04-09 06:59 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

dementia don said that the farmers who are about to get their eyeballs ****** out in his trade war understand and are willing to sacrifice because they are "great Patriots."

Does that mean his daughter doesn't get it and she hates the country?

#10 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2018-04-10 05:12 AM | Reply

#10 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood Here is a little economics for you. Soy is a commodity. It is in demand, every year we plant more of it because there is a profit growing that crop.(hate to blow your mythology, but farms are businesses). A lot of it is sold to food importing nations every year. It is moved with bulk container ships that are second in size only to oil tankers. There is a limit in what there is available on the market. If the Chinese refuse to buy from us, the price will go up. We market about half of this commodity. With the Chinese not buying from half the product, their demand on smaller available production would get a premium price. Their are at least 61 nations that import this stuff. They will continue.

#11 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-04-10 10:30 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Their are...

#11 | POSTED BY DOCNJO

Thank you for the lesson, professor.

#12 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2018-04-10 11:33 AM | Reply

#12 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood Oh my, you found a spelling mistake. Aren't you superior.

#13 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-04-10 02:19 PM | Reply

Yeah...

See, the word is spelled correctly.

This is a grammatical error.

You should read a book or two before attempting to instruct others.

Oh, and you're welcome.

Again.

#14 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2018-04-10 02:35 PM | Reply

#14 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood, I would be more impressed if your comments actually had any content worth reading, but you post has content like "dementia don said that the farmers who are about to get their eyeballs ****** out in his trade war", how enlightening, how clever, how absolutely empty of actual thought.

#15 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-04-10 03:00 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

..Ope..

See, there's your problem,,, well, there's one of them.

We clearly have a case of mistaken identity here.

I'm not sure who you think I am, but I didn't register an account here so I could impress you.

#16 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2018-04-10 05:02 PM | Reply

"Don't play dumb. You're fully aware of the problems, and our role in it.
#7 | POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM"

If I'm playing dumb, then you're genuinely dumb.

Are you aware of the problems of imposing capital controls, which is what you'd have to do to prevent Ivanka Trump from deploying her capital outside the confines of the United States?
I don't think you are.
I doubt you know what "capital controls" means.
You think the status quo is bad, but you haven't examined the alternatives.

#17 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-04-15 04:00 PM | Reply

Fish, meet bait.

Clothing is exempt from the tarrifs.

#18 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2018-04-16 01:09 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Fish, meet bait.
Clothing is exempt from the tarrifs.

#18 | POSTED BY DIXVILLENOTCH

Yes, and why do you think that is, Fish?

#19 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-04-16 01:15 PM | Reply

Not because of Ivanka, Bait.

FTA

#20 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2018-04-16 03:12 PM | Reply

Not because of Ivanka, Bait.
FTA

#20 | POSTED BY DIXVILLENOTCH

Really? And what makes you think that industry was spared because of something else? Please, lay the evidence upon us.

#21 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-04-16 03:15 PM | Reply

Density of poster #21 has been established.

Mission accomplished.

#22 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2018-04-16 05:18 PM | Reply

Density of poster #21 has been established.
Mission accomplished.
#22 | POSTED BY DIXVILLENOTCH

Waiting on that evidence...

#23 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-04-16 05:19 PM | Reply

I am over the target. Dropping evidence of density here:

www.drudge.com

Mission accomplished.

#24 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2018-04-16 06:32 PM | Reply

I am over the target. Dropping evidence of density here:
www.drudge.com
Mission accomplished.

#24 | POSTED BY DIXVILLENOTCH

Dropping evidence of what precisely? Please, let us know why Trump excluded clothing from the tariffs except that he and Ivanka get their products made there.

Seriously, you have to have something or you're "Mission Accomplished" is even more pathetic than Bush's.

#25 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-04-16 06:49 PM | Reply

I am over the target. Dropping evidence of density here:
www.drudge.com
Mission accomplished.

#24 | POSTED BY DIXVILLENOTCH

Dropping evidence of what precisely? Please, let us know why Trump excluded clothing from the tariffs except that he and Ivanka get their products made there.
Seriously, you have to have something or you're "Mission Accomplished" is even more pathetic than Bush's.

#25 | Posted by Sycophant

You need me to tell you more precisely that I dropped evidence of your density? I love it!

you're "Mission Accomplished"

No. YOU are "Mission Accomplished."

*snickers*

*snorts*

Although I may return to taunt you again, for this current effort my current mission is hereby accomplished.

*sighs in delight*

#26 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2018-04-16 07:01 PM | Reply

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