US beauty industry hit by trade war with China


In the wake of President Trump’s announcement to raise tariffs on another US$200bn in Chinese imports to 25%, Kieth Nuthall talks about its effect on the beauty sector

US beauty industry hit by trade war with China

The USA’s Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) has spoken out against the American government’s increase of additional duties from 10% to 25% on imports of beauty items that are manufactured in China.

With these higher rates of duties coming into force on 10 May, and covering a wide range of products, prices charged by US personal care product brands sourcing from China are set to rise.

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