New York (CNN)–Most of the baseball caps sold in the United States are made in China, and President Donald Trump’s trade war has made them 10% more expensive.
The tariff forced Missouri-based Cap America, a sports embroidery outfit that’s bought most of its caps from China since 2001, to make changes. The company is trying out a new supplier in Bangladesh for some orders — and after eating the full cost of the tariffs for months, CEO Phil Page also decided in January to raise prices on his hats.
Page and business owners across the country are waiting to hear how trade talks between US and Chinese negotiators progress when they meet this week in Beijing.
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