One measure shows Americans paid $6.8 billion in tariffs during July — the most in American history

As President Donald Trump escalated the more than yearlong trade dispute between the US and China this summer, Americans paid a record amount in tariffs. Businesses and consumers in the US paid $6.8 billion in tariffs this July, according to the free-trade advocacy groups Tariffs Hurt the Heartland and the Trade Partnership. The month of record tariff revenue came before significant escalations between the US and China, which the White House said were necessary

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