"I have said before that I am a real unfan of tariffs. But, bear with me here for a minute.
Tariffs are bad. There really is nothing good, economically, about tariffs. A modest tariff might, under the right circumstances, be less bad than other forms of taxation as a revenue generation measure, but economically, from the aspect of national prosperity, they are bad. They hurt the nation against which the tariff is imposed by reducing their trade and, thus, reducing their means to obtain more goods and services. They hurt the nation that imposes the tariffs by increasing the cost of goods and services and thus making less available to its people."
It is sane to tax those who wish to export the value of the nation, but not those who want to increase the value of the nation through imports.
Taxing imports in an idiot trap which traps many.