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“The impact of the tariffs may force us to eliminate planned hires and/or eliminate current positions. The impact would spread to our customers as well, since headwear, as a leading revenue generator for many endurance event companies, helps them create and sustain jobs. In addition, headwear is an important training item used as part of a healthy lifestyle. On all these counts, the tariffs will hurt American consumers, and benefit primarily non-US manufacturers that happen to be in countries other than China. Significantly, should an 25% tariff be implemented, rather than 10%, the effect on our business could be catastrophic, eliminating future hiring altogether and cutting our current business and employment substantially. Moreover, any surviving production would still not be in the US, rather shifting to alternate overseas producers with higher prices and lower quality.”