with contributions from Kathryn Hopkins
 on October 3, 2019

LONDON — As if Britain did not have enough on its trade policy plate with Brexit and the very real possibility of a no-deal exit from the European Union, the nation and its luxury businesses now have to face the cold reality of U.S. tariffs on products including cashmere sweaters, men’s suits and women’s swimwear.

Britain’s businesses and lobby groups said the levies of 25 percent could not have come at a worse time, with Brexit set to take place on Oct. 31, and U.K. manufacturers and brands looking for ways to increase exports outside the EU.

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