The round of tariffs imposed on some $200 billion worth of goods imported from China went into effect in early September. The tariffs are currently at 10 percent but scheduled to kick up to 25 percent at the start of 2019, barring a deal with trade representatives from China. And as America heads into the holiday shopping season — a critical period for the retail industry — plenty of concerns abound about where consumers will be feeling the pinch.
The simple fact is that many shoppers aren’t familiar with what, exactly, they’re buying that’s coming from China. But that might change in a hurry if prices on some of the country’s favorite things jump just in time for Christmas. So, here’s a closer look at what things you love that might soon cost a lot more.