“Our ability to import these products competitively, allows a small independent company like ours to grow, hire new employees and compete with these established giants. If you take away our competitive edge by imposing these tariffs, you will not only be feeding the major players in the industry but you will be sacrificing hundreds if not thousands of jobs from small independent businesses… Trade negotiations are supposed to be conducted in a diplomatic, professional manner. US Businesses and consumers should never be used as pawns. Hundreds of thousands of peoples livelihoods are at stake. This administration is playing a high stakes poker game with American jobs on the line.”