IMPORT & EXPORT

Proposed Tariffs on Chinese Goods Has the Apparel Industry Scrambling

By Deborah Belgum | May 16, 2019

Robert Jungmann has been importing hemp fabric from China for more than 20 years for the T-shirts he manufactures in Los Angeles.

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