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

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

April 4, 2022

Taxes, Tariffs, and Industrial Policy: How the U.S. Tax Code Fails Manufacturing

March 17, 2022

10 Tax Reforms for Growth and Opportunity

February 22, 2022

Trump-Biden Tariffs Hurt Domestic Manufacturing

December 1, 2021

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

June 1, 2021

Options for Reforming America’s Tax Code 2.0

April 19, 2021


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