– “Potential trade war could hit Washington hard”
“Both the aerospace industry and agriculture depend on free trade in Washington state.”
“A potential trade war touched off by President Trump’s proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum could seriously hurt Washington state’s economy.
The state is considered the most trade dependent in the country, exporting agricultural products and Boeing planes. Eighty percent of Boeing jets are sold overseas.”
“Tuesday [March 6], the Washington Council on International Trade responded to the administration’s tariff proposals saying they will not only drive up consumer prices but are, ‘…inviting retaliation against Washington state exports and investment.’ Adding, ‘In Washington state, we depend on our global competitiveness,'” quoting KING-5 TV News, Seattle.