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Joseph Brusuelas of RSM on Trade, Tariffs and China

RSM’s chief economist talks about the impact of tariffs on U.S. middle-market businesses, his recent trip to China, and the latest RSM US Middle Market Business Index.

Joseph Brusuelas of RSM on Trade, Tariffs and China

This episode of the Middle Market Growth Conversations podcast features Joseph Brusuelas, chief economist for RSM. He spoke with MMG Editor Kathryn Mulligan by phone about the fast-moving developments with proposed tariffs on aluminum and steel imports, as well as on imports from China, and their impact on middle-market businesses. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has said that the tariffs could negate up to one-third of the benefits to American companies from the recent tax cuts.

Brusuelas also weighed in on NAFTA negotiations, rulings by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, and the findings from the latest RSM US Middle Market Business Index. The report shows middle-market companies firing on all cylinders with increasing pricing power. Find the full report on RSM’s website.

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“It is middle-market firms that largely are going to bear the disproportionate burden of the adjustment costs due to the imposition of the steel and aluminum tariffs. And that’s the real concern.”