Friedrich List "In the foregoing part of this chapter I have endeavoured to show, even upon the principles of the commercial system, how unnecessary it is to lay extraordinary restraints upon the importation of goods from those countries with which the balance of trade is supposed to be disadvantageous. Nothing, however, can be more absurd than this whole doctrine of the balance of trade, upon which, not only these restraints, but almost all the other regulations of commerce are founded. When two places trade with one another, this [absurd] doctrine supposes that, if the balance be even, neither of them either loses or gains; but if it leans in any degree to one side, that one of them loses and the other gains in proportion to its declension from the exact equilibrium.
The trade war that erupted Friday between the US and China carries a major risk of escalation that could weaken investment, depress spending, unsettle financial markets and slow the global economy. It accused the US of igniting "the biggest trade war in economic history.
And American suppliers of soybeans, pork and whiskey could lose their competitive edge in China. Reuters These initial tariffs are unlikely to inflict serious harm to the world's two biggest economies. Gregory Daco, head of US economics at Oxford Economics, has calculated that they would pare growth in both countries by no more than 0.
But the conflict could soon escalate. Escalating tariffs are likely to slow business investment as companies wait to see whether the administration can reach a truce with Beijing.
Some employers will probably put hiring on hold until the picture becomes clearer. The damage could risk undoing some of the economic benefits of 's tax cuts.
Markets are still hoping that the key players return to the negotiation table.
Those tactics include cyber-theft as well as forcing companies to hand over technology in exchange for access to China's market. Trump's tariffs are meant to press Beijing to change its ways. The rift with China is the most consequential trade conflict the administration has provoked.
But it's hardly the only one. Trump is also sparring with the European Union EU over his threat to tax auto imports and with Canada and Mexico over his push to rewrite the North American trade pact.
And he has subjected most of America's trading partners to tariffs on steel and aluminum. Many caught in the initial line of fire — US farmers absorbing tariffs on their exports to China, for instance — are fearful.
The price of soybeans has plunged 13 percent over June on fears that Chinese tariffs will cut off American farmers from China, which buys about 60 percent of their soybean exports.
Even before the first shots, the prospect of a trade war was worrying investors. The Dow Jones industrial average has shed hundreds of points since 11 June.
But the risks are now priced into the market, and the Dow actually rose nearly points Friday to 24, China's currency, the yuan, has dropped 3.
The drop might reflect a deliberate devaluation by Beijing to signal its "displeasure over the state of trade negotiations," according to a report from the Institute of International Finance, a banking trade group.
The Trump administration sought to limit the impact of the tariffs on US households by targeting Chinese industrial goods, not consumer products, for the first round of tariffs.
But that step raises costs for US companies that rely on Chinese-made machinery or components. And it could force them to pass those higher costs on to their business customers and, eventually, to consumers. If you like Chick-fil-A sandwiches, for instance, you may feel the effects.
Charlie Souhrada of the North American Food Equipment Manufacturers said the tariffs could raise the cost of a kind of pressure cooker Chick-fil-A uses. The administration has placed "these import taxes squarely on the shoulders of manufacturers and, by extension, consumers," Souhrada said.The U.S.
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