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July 11, 2018

The National Retail Federation issued the following statement from President and CEO Matthew Shay after the Senate approved a “motion to instruct” related to congressional approval of national-security designated tariffs.

July 10, 2018

The National Retail Federation issued the following statement from Senior Vice President for Government Relations David French after the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative released a list of $200 billion of Chinese imports to be subject to new tariffs.

July 9, 2018

Driven by increasing consumer demand and rising retail sales, imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to set a new record this month even though new tariffs on goods from China just took effect, according to the Global Port Tracker from NRF and Hackett Associates.

July 6, 2018

Retail industry employment in June increased by 50,200 jobs unadjusted over the same time last year despite a seasonally adjusted drop from May of 25,800, according to NRF. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants.

July 5, 2018

The National Retail Federation today issued the following statement from President and CEO Matthew Shay in regard to U.S. tariffs on $34 billion of Chinese goods set to take effect Friday.

June 18, 2018

NRF says new threat of tariffs on $200 billion more in Chinese goods is "reckless escalation" that shows Congress must step in.

June 15, 2018

The National Retail Federation today issued the following statement from President and CEO Matthew Shay after the Trump administration announced it will issue tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese imports. 

May 14, 2018

It was true in the 1980s, and it’s true today: Tariffs don’t work! Trade works. Watch as Ben Stein reprises his cult classic role from Ferris Bueller's Day Off, with a new twist.

May 11, 2018

The National Retail Federation along with more than 100 other associations ranging from retailers, manufacturers, farmers, agribusinesses, technology companies and other supply chain stakeholders today submitted comments to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. 

May 9, 2018

Imports at the nation's major retail container ports are expected to grow steadily throughout the summer despite the prospect of heavy tariffs on goods from China, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report from NRF and Hackett Associates.

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