A signature Oregon industry avoids Trump tariffs, but it’s still bracing for a hit

One of Oregon’s signature industries will not be subject to the Trump administration’s new 10 percent tariffs on $200 million in Chinese goods. The list of tariffs was released Tuesday. “There’s no footwear on the list,” said Matt Priest, CEO of the Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America. “We’re OK with that. But I think we’re heading down a road that’s going to impact American disposable income. Anytime you take disposable income away from people it’s a challenge.” The footwear industry…

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A signature Oregon industry avoids Trump tariffs, but it’s still bracing for a hit