US importers warn Jan. 1 tariffs will crunch supply chains

US importers warn Jan. 1 tariffs will crunch supply chains

Already chaotic and upended, the Trump administration’s proposed Jan. 1, 2019, 25 percent tariff on imports from China is causing importers to scramble for ocean, truck, and rail capacity — with the next ramification being the warehouse variable: will there be any space after the front-loading of imports?