The President and CEO of the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) recently called the Trump administration’s recent tariff actions “not pet-friendly.”
The statement came during Bober’s testimony on June 17 at a United States Trade Representative hearing on the Trump administration’s proposed 25% tariff increase on products imported from China. According to Bober, the proposed tariff actions would result in higher costs for most textile and plastic-based pet supplies, such as toys and bowls.
“Many of the toys and products included in the newest list of proposed tariffs are very important to the health and well-being of pets. They provide enrichment and activity, training and comfort.”
— Mike Bober, President & CEO, PIJAC
For more information about the hearing and about the potential effects of tariff increases on the pet industry, check out the full article.