Tariffs

China Warns US Trade Deals Off If Tariff Hike Goes Ahead

Beijing (TNA) – China’s government renewed its threat Thursday to scrap deals with Washington aimed at defusing a sprawling trade dispute as the White House prepared to release a list of Chinese goods targeted for tariff hikes. US President Donald Trump has threatened to raise tariffs on up to $150 billion of Chinese goods in response […]

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US Sanctions and Tariffs Create Distrust and Enmity

Brussels (SCF) – The United States has reached a new low in international relations. Not only does President Trump tweet and otherwise comment insultingly about leaders (“Little Rocket Man”) and various nations (“shithole countries”), he has gone out of his way to alienate friends and allies by imposing tariffs on some of their exports. This is in addition […]

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Why Trump’s Threat to Slap Tariffs on Foreign Steel is a Bad Idea

Washington (The Conversation) – During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump attracted a lot of support by promising to restore jobs to the American manufacturing sector. One sector that has been hit hard by purportedly unfair foreign competition is the U.S. steel industry. It supported as many as 650,000 American workers in the 1950s yet now employs only about 140,000. In order to […]

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