Retailers say price of fireworks shouldn’t spike due to tariffs until next year

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – The ongoing trade war with China means tariffs are on a lot of products, including one many will be looking to buy for the Fourth of July.

An estimated 95% of fireworks are imported from China.

Fireworks distributors said prices have increased over the past few years, but that trend been happening long before the tariffs.

Local retailers said the tariffs could mean a 35% increase. However, most consumers won’t be feeling the impact until next year because retailers either bought their fireworks before the tariffs were imposed or they’re eating the cost themselves.

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(This story was originally published on June 28, 2019)

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