Program on Tariffs and Their Impact on US Companies Set

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
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The public is invited to attend “Tariffs: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly of International Trade,” a discussion on tariffs and their impact on US companies, Wednesday, April 24, from 6-8 p.m., at Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC).

Sponsored by RVCC’s Center for International Business and Education and the Business and Public Service Department, the program will help demystify tariffs and explain why a government would impose them. The event, which is free of charge, will be held in the Conference Center at the College’s Branchburg campus.

The presentation will begin with a discussion of why nations find it necessary to impose tariffs and the theoretical implications of having tariffs. Two industry leaders, John Lohse, President, Betar, Inc., and Jim Walsh, Tool Steel Product Manager, Pennsylvania Steel Co., Inc., will then discuss how their businesses have been impacted by the recently enacted tariffs.

For additional information about the event, contact Dr. Ellen Lindemann, 908-526-1200, ext. 8348.

Ranked by,, and as the #1 community college in New Jersey, Raritan Valley Community College has been serving as an academic and cultural center for Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for 50 years. The College has been nationally recognized for its service to the community, environmental stewardship, and commitment to diversity. It is home to a Planetarium, Science Education Institute and 3M Observatory; a 1,000-seat Theatre offering professional performances for all ages; and an Honors College for high achieving students.

The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, small business assistance through the Small Business Development Center, professional development, and adult and youth personal enrichment courses. RVCC is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit



March 26, 2019

PR #116