Gretchen Blough Discusses China Tariffs on Marketplace

Gretchen BloughLogistics Plus Customs Brokerage Manager Gretchen Blough makes another appearance on Marketplace, hosted by Kai Ryssdal, to discuss China tariffs.

The White House appears to be at an impasse on the future of the Trump-era tariffs on imports from China: Keep them as leverage or lift them to help curb inflation? And while that debate inside the administration continues, the customs brokers caught in the middle are stuck waiting.

“I have a fabulous team, and I had to tell them, ‘Please don’t be so efficient,’” said Blough, who works at Logistics Plus in Erie, Pennsylvania. “‘Please clear the shipments that are coming from China a little bit closer to the actual arrival time, so if we have to make adjustments, we can with minimal interruption.’”

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