“Made in America” Tax

When clients need to respond quickly to an impending crisis, BRG has the know-how to alter course and provide ground cover. After proposed Chinese tariffs to raise prices on cotton and fleece fabric, a leading craft store retailer brought on BRG to explain to policymakers, reporters and consumers why the tariff was an inadvertent tax on products “Made in America” by American crafters and small businesses. The groundswell of support led to the successful exemption of fabric from the tariffs.

  • Built a microsite and grassroots campaign to send letters and a petition to the White House from affected customers
  • Garnered press coverage in USA Today, Fox Business, Marketplace and other national outlets
  • PR support around corporate testimony at U.S. Trade Representative hearings