Here’s How Trump’s Tariffs Could Hurt Amazon More Than Its Peers

Much in the Everything Store hails from China


In the ongoing trade war with China, Amazon in particular faces a tough road ahead.

That’s not to say tariffs will single-handedly bring down the ecommerce giant—CEO Jeff Bezos has done a pretty good job diversifying—but the small businesses responsible for 58% of Amazon’s physical gross merchandise sales in 2018 rely heavily on Chinese manufacturing.

In a series of tweets on August 1, President Donald Trump said the U.S. will add a 10% tariff on $300 billion worth of goods from China starting September 1.

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