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Friday, October 5, 2018

Tariffs Mean Lobbying

Recent tariff actions have spurred activity by the interest-group community.

From from Politico Influence:
Here’s a rundown of the latest registrations: Twin Enterprises Inc. (dba ’47 Brand),a sports licensing and apparel company based in Massachusetts, hired Crowell & Moring to lobby on tariff exclusions; TricorBraun, a St. Louis packaging company, hired Husch Blackwell to lobby on tariffs; Edelman / Char-Broil hired Robert Carlstrom Jr. to lobby on tariffs on Chinese products; and Air Master Awning, a Puerto Rican company, hired Sorini Samet to lobby on Chinese trade actions.
— The lobbying comes as trade associations and coalitions continue their broader push to stop the tariffs. The Tariffs Hurt the Heartland campaign will hold a town hall Thursday with former Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) in Indianapolis. The town hall will also feature Brian Kuehl, executive director of Farmers for Free Trade; Steve Bohman, vice president of global production for Vera Bradley, and others.