Bauer Business Focus

Houston’s Energy Industry Concerned About Looming Trade War With China

If the new tariffs are implemented, Houston companies would especially be affected by new tariffs on steel and aluminum from China

Tom Rourick with RSM says energy companies are evaluating the potential impact of new tariffs between China and the United States.

This has been a week of dueling tariff announcements between the United States and China.

It comes after President Donald Trump decided to slap tariffs on Chinese goods in response to intellectual property theft.

How would these tariffs affect Houston and Texas?

We asked Tom Rourick, office managing partner at public accounting firm RSM in Houston.

Click on the play button above to listen to the interview.


Florian Martin

Business Reporter

Florian Martin is currently the News 88.7 business reporter. Florian’s stories can frequently be heard on other public radio stations throughout Texas and on NPR nationwide. Some of them have earned him awards from Texas AP Broadcasters and the Houston Press Club. Florian is a native of Germany. His studies...

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