US consumers complain about new tariffs on Chinese goods

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Added On September 13, 2019

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A garlic and ginger importer says a rise in the price of basic cooking ingredients across the United States, which stemmed from the administration's trade friction with China, has earned heavy complaints and doubt about the government's trade policy.
 
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Nick Wang imports garlic and ginger from China and once garnered a 70 percent of market share in America.
 
SOUNDBITE 1 (CHINESE): NICK WANG, Garlic and Ginger Importer
"Most garlic and ginger sold in the U.S. market come from China. People have no choice but to use these Chinese produces, although they are sold more expensive."
 
Garlic and ginger are among the Chinese goods listed by the U.S. government in 2018 and 2019 for heavier import tariffs. Since they are the daily essentials for cooking, muttering and displeasure arose from a wider field.
 
SOUNDBITE 2 (CHINESE): NICK WANG, Garlic and Ginger Importer
"The importer, wholesaler and retailer won't gulp the extra tariffs. They channel them to the consumers. It is the consumers who pay in accordance with the padded price tag eventually."
 
Zhang purchases produces for his company's dining hall one or two times a week. The price rise he has experienced is steep.
 
SOUNDBITE 3 (CHINESE):  Manager of Company's Dining Hall
"Other produces like Chinese cabbage are also much more expensive. The problem is that my budget is still the same as before."