“Techno-nationalist” trade policies are reshaping global supply chains in the semiconductor industry. The tech war over Huawei and 5G is growing.
Trade agreements address movie streaming trade barriers to increase international access for the U.S. film industry and digital entertainment abroad.
The economy of Argentina has been distorted by nearly 600 different export taxes. Trade restrictions can reinforce poor economic outcomes.
The WTO zero-for-zero tariff agreement on trade in health-related products needs to be expanded. Free trade will help promote recovery after COVID-19.
Imported autos are being targeted with tariffs for “national security” reasons – but why? Congress introduced bipartisan bills to restrain the administration’s use of Section 232 tariffs. In a still-confidential 2019 report, the Department reportedly found that imported autos like the Volkswagon GTI “threaten to impair the national security” and recommended that the president impose tariffs as high as 25 percent.
Trade in live animals is listed in Chapter 1 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule. Livestock trade (from bees to goat farming) provides extra income and improves nutrition in developing countries.
Harley-Davidson wants to grow international sales of its iconic motorcycles. But tariffs have thrown a monkey-wrench into those plans. Tariffs on Harley-Davidson bikes are a sticking point in U.S.-India trade relations.
European wine is getting caught in a decades old trade dispute. But tariffs on imported wines from France, Germany, or Spain are a lose-lose for the U.S. wine industry. European winemakers may just shift their exports to avoid U.S. tariff pain and grow their market share in emerging economies like China.
As negotiations continue toward a trade agreement, President Trump and President Xi of China have imposed tariffs on each country’s products in an unprecedented trade war. If you’ve lost track of how we got here, here is a handy quick guide to recent events unfolding in the ongoing U.S.-China trade war.
If you’re in the market for a bicycle to put under the tree this year, trade policy has made your choices more complicated. New tariffs on bicycles have increased prices for U.S. importers and consumers. But a higher and more generous threshold for duty-free online purchases directly from foreign retailers can be a way to escape the tariffs — but it can be a gamble.