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  • The Japan-US “Mini-Deal” has Big Implications

    The Japan-US “Mini-Deal” has Big Implications

    13 August 2019
    By Stephen Olson

    As the US and Japan intensify trade negotiations, the push for a quick “mini-deal” on agriculture and autos will have far-reaching impact. Stephen Olson examines how this “small” deal between the US and Japan could have big implications for the conduct of US trade policy and the broader trade system.

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  • US-China Trade War Moves to the Trenches

    US-China Trade War Moves to the Trenches

    06 August 2019
    By Kenneth Jarrett

    A disappointing round of talks in Shanghai and the threat of new US tariffs suggest no early end to the US-China trade war. If new tariffs do take effect September 1, tensions will only mount. Kenneth Jarrett, Senior Advisor, Albright Stonebridge Group (ASG) and former President of American Chamber of Commerce Shanghai, evaluates what's next.

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  • A Quick Take on the Latest Round of US Tariffs

    A Quick Take on the Latest Round of US Tariffs

    02 August 2019
    By Stephen Olson

    In the wake of two days of trade talks in Shanghai that failed to make any real progress, the US has announced that it will impose 10 percent tariffs on the remaining $300 billion in Chinese imports not yet subject to punitive tariffs. Stephen Olson asks three questions in the aftermath of the surprise US tariff announcement.

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From TradeVistas

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U.S. business prepares for next wave of tariffs on 100% of goods from China

U.S. business prepares for next wave of tariffs on 100% of goods from China

11 July 2019

Over several days in late June, trade policymakers in Washington listened to the testimony of hundreds of businesses and industries. Most wish to avoid the next wave of tariffs that would apply to nearly 100 percent of the goods we import from China. Meanwhile, more microeconomic effects can be understood by examining the thousands of requests that companies and associations have made to the administration.

Slowdowns and slumps: What economists are saying about the impact of Trump’s tariffs

Slowdowns and slumps: What economists are saying about the impact of Trump’s tariffs

11 July 2019

Economists can’t tell you how tariffs impact your own business, your job or your shopping cart. Nonetheless, as tariffs are set to go higher, we wondered how economists are dialing the tariffs into their forecasts about growth for the U.S. and global economy.

 

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