Maine companies feeling pinch of Trump’s tariffs, workers laid off

On this Labor Day, President Trump says the average worker in America is doing better than ever as he works to fix what he calls “some of the worst trade deals ever made.” Some industries are praising the new trade deals, but here in Maine there is concern new tariffs are hurting our state.

At the Maine International Trade Center, Wade Merritt sees a passing cargo ship as a symbol of success. Weekly container ship service in and out of Portland is opening new markets for Maine businesses.

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