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Ivanka Trump's imported collection could be subject to her father's 35% tariff

Donald Trump speaks during the grand opening of the Trump International Hotel as his daughter Ivanka looks on in Washington, DC, on October 26, 2016.
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Donald Trump speaks during the grand opening of the Trump International Hotel as his daughter Ivanka looks on in Washington, DC, on October 26, 2016.

President-elect Donald Trump's proposed 35 percent tariff may hit close to home and could end up hurting daughter Ivanka's business.

In a series of tweets Sunday, Trump said any business that leaves the country would face "retribution or consequence." The Ivanka Trump Collection has several imported dresses listed on its website, implying they are manufactured abroad.

Harvard Law professor Robert Lawrence had previously conducted an analysis of Ivanka Trump's clothing items and accessories. Of 832 examined, he found at least 628 were imported, including 354 made in China.

Earlier this year, the Consumer Product Safety Commission recalled 20,000 Ivanka Trump scarves because they did not meet federal flammability standards and posed "a burn risk" for the people wearing them.

A spokesperson for the Ivanka Trump brand said the brand is interested in bringing more manufacturing jobs to the U.S. and looks forward to being a part of the conversation.

Donald Trump's stance on companies leaving the U.S.

Throughout his campaign, Trump criticized companies such as Ford, Carrier and Apple for moving manufacturing overseas. Last week, he made a deal with United Technologies to keep about 1,100 Carrier jobs in Indiana, in return for $7 million in financial incentives.

Now, it appears Trump has targeted another Indiana company: Rexnord.


Critics have said agreements with individual companies are not the best way to keep jobs in the United States. Sen. Bernie Sanders questioned Trump's motive behind calling out Rexnord.

— Financial Times contributed to this report.