New 15 percent tariffs took effect this month and are set to be expanded on Dec. 15.
Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to grow only modestly compared with last year’s rush.
The immediate pressure to stock up on merchandise has passed but retailers remain concerned.
“More tariffs could come any day,” NRF says.
Consumers spend as tariffs take effect.
The expectation comes despite the tariff debate.
The import numbers come as retail continues a long-term pattern of increased sales.
Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to rise 8 percent this month over the | Read more…
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