Capitol Report: Trade-war tracker: Here are the new levies, imposed and threatened

Capitol Report: Trade-war tracker: Here are the new levies, imposed and threatened

As rhetoric on global trade ratchets higher, here’s a look at what new tariffs have been imposed and what has been threatened this year, as the U.S. and China each imposed levies on $34 billion worth of the opposing country’s goods on Friday.

Imposer Target Subject Rate Imposed or threatened
U.S. China, South Korea and Mexico Washing machines 20%-50% Imposed
U.S. Most countries, notably China Solar panels 30% Imposed
U.S. Canada Newsprint 22% Imposed
U.S. European Union, Canada, Mexico and most other countries Steel 25% Imposed
U.S. European Union, Canada, Mexico and most other countries Aluminum 10% Imposed
European Union U.S. Bourbon, orange juice, jeans and other products 25% Imposed
Mexico U.S. $3 billion of U.S. goods including steel and pork 20%-25% Imposed
Canada U.S. $12.8 billion of U.S. goods including maple syrup and whiskey 10-25% Imposed
India U.S. $241 million of apples, stainless steel and other products. 7.5%-60% To take effect Aug. 4
U.S. China $50 billion of goods 25% Imposed on $34 billion worth. Second set of $16 billion pending further review.
China U.S. $34 billion of U.S. goods 25% Imposed
U.S. China Additional $200 billion of goods 10% Threatened
U.S. European Union Automobiles 20% Threatened

The context of these tariffs is the trade deficit the U.S. runs, which totaled $568 billion in 2017. The Trump administration maintains that the size of that gap is due to unfair trade agreements. Critics point out that U.S. consumers are the beneficiaries of this gap.

President Trump first announced his intention to impose steel and aluminum tariffs on March 1, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.75%   has lost about 3% since that announcement.

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