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How will the USMCA trade deal impact China?

Oct 4, 2018
Some firms are adding production lines in other Asian countries.
Employees work on an SUV production line at the Beijing Automotive Group Co. in Beijing in August.
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Customs brokers work with U.S. ports to help importers get their shipments.
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Tariff pain: Will the U.S. or China hurt the most?

Aug 27, 2018
Chinese state-run media commentaries suggest that people in China can weather the trade tariffs for the sake of national pride.
Li Dapeng says her consumption of American brands and imported products is modest compared to her four-year-old son.
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"These folks are caught in a trap" by tariffs, U.S. representative says

Aug 2, 2018
Jackie Walorski from Indiana's 2nd District led an analysis of the tariff exemption process.
Rep. Jackie Walorski, a Republican from Indiana, says she's had many conversations with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, “and they've been eyeball to eyeball.”
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Tariff exemption granted but confusion continues

Jul 27, 2018
There’s a lot of tariff talk swirling around these days, but let’s remember what began this trade war: President Donald Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs. Since those tariffs were announced in March, companies have filed more than 28,000 requests for exemptions from the Department of Commerce. As of this week, only 1,000 applications have been […]

Trump's trade announcements barely ease treacherous path farmers face

Jul 26, 2018
Plans to negotiate with the European Union and aid plan fall short for farmers.
Soybeans loading onto a truck on their way to a grain elevator in Dwight, Illinois. U.S. soybean futures plunged when China announced retaliatory tariffs on them in June.
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Retaliatory Mexico tariff could leave apples rotting on trees

Jun 6, 2018
The 20 percent tariff on U.S. apple exports will have huge effects on Washington's apple industry.
Red Delicious apples hang from the branches at Walters' Fruit Ranch on September 18, 2006 in Green Bluff, Washington. Mexico is the top export market for Washington apples, which make up 90 percent of nation's apple exports.
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Trump is blocking appointments of WTO judges. Here’s why

Jun 1, 2018
More of the tariff skirmishes between the U.S. and China, the EU, Mexico, Canada, and other countries are likely to end up at the World Trade Organization. That’s because the WTO is supposed to help mediate trade battles. The problem is, President Donald Trump has been working to undermine the WTO’s authority by vetoing all […]

Companies say they shouldn't pay tariffs on products no one makes domestically

May 4, 2018
"I don't think people really understand that the U.S. never ... reinvested in its steel-making ability," one executive says.
A worker stacks newly cast steel slabs at the NLMK Indiana mill in March in Portage, Indiana.
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The trade war is over (I lost)

Apr 9, 2018
The president says they're easy, but FiveThirtyEight's simulator gave me a different experience.
A worker standing at a dock of a port in Shanghai on March 22, 2018.