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Have I written about ugly surprises before?  Yes, I have, and just got another.  In addition to the 5.5% import tariff on importing TrustyTrunks leakproof swim diapers from China, I was assessed an additional 25% surplus tax. Part of President Trump's trade war with China.  This was not fun news.  I've heard stories of China stealing intellectual property and penalizing their citizens for buying American products, so while I don't like getting into political debates, and TrustyTrunks were certainly adversely affected by this policy, I cannot honestly rail against the motivation behind the additional tariffs.  I'm just lamenting my terrible timing.  I'm writing this in January, 2020.  If you have been following along, you'll know that problems with the molds set...

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