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US Footwear Imports Flop 27.8% in First Half, as Sourcing Leaders Emerge

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Smacked by trade-limiting tariffs from the U.S.-China trade war exacerbated by the debilitating coronavirus pandemic, U.S. footwear imports fell 27.8 percent in the first half of the year compared to the same period in 2019 to a value of $9.02 billion, according to the Commerce Department’s Office of Textiles & Apparel (OTEXA). Only Cambodia and…

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