In a blog post this past Friday, the Washington Research Council cited a Brookings Institution report that outlines the impact of retaliatory tariffs from the United States’ largest trading partners on many parts of the country.
According to the Brookings report, 6.1 percent of Washington exports are affected by the tariffs. The impact is greater in rural parts of our state, where 17.4 percent of exports are affected. Of 281 smaller metro areas nationally, Wenatchee has the highest share of exports (19 percent) affected by retaliatory tariffs, and Yakima has the fourth highest (17.6 percent).
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