Tariffs and Trade

Historical evidence and recent studies show that tariffs raise prices and reduce available quantities of goods and services for U.S. businesses and consumers, which results in lower income, reduced employment, and lower economic output.


Featured Research

Options for Reforming America’s Tax Code 2.0

April 19, 2021

Biden Could Provide Business and Household Relief by Eliminating Trump Tariffs

November 16, 2020

President Trump Outlines Second Term Tax Ideas

August 25, 2020

Tracking the Economic Impact of U.S. Tariffs and Retaliatory Actions

May 31, 2019

The Economic and Distributional Impact of the Trump Administration’s Tariff Actions

December 5, 2018

New Research Bolsters the Case Against Tariffs

October 29, 2018


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Repealing Tariffs Would Be a Simple Option to Boost U.S. Economic Growth

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Tax Foundation Comments on the Initiation of Section 301 Investigations of Digital Services Taxes

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The U.S. Trade Representative Expands Its Digital Services Tax Investigations

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New Report Finds Trade War is a Lose-Lose for U.S. and China

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Tracking the Economic Impact of U.S. Tariffs and Retaliatory Actions

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The Economic and Distributional Impact of the Trump Administration’s Tariff Actions

December 5, 2018

Economic Impact of Escalating Tariffs on Chinese Products

November 28, 2018

Auto Imports and Tariff Effects by Major Trading Partner

November 13, 2018

New Research Bolsters the Case Against Tariffs

October 29, 2018

New Analysis Shows How Input Tariffs Will Impact U.S. Manufacturing Sectors

July 16, 2018

Tariffs Targeting Intermediate Goods Go into Effect

July 6, 2018

Reviewing the WTO Alternatives to Imposing Broad Tariffs

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The Impact of Trade and Tariffs on the United States

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Update: The Impact of Enacting President Trump’s Tariffs

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Automobile Tariffs Would Offset Half the TCJA Gains for Low-income Households

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