While Trump’s Trade War With China Escalates, Don’t Forget About Cars

Marshall Miller, president of Miller and Company, speaks during a Commerce Department hearing on whether auto imports threaten national security, Washington, July 19, 2018 (AP photo by Jacquelyn Martin).
Marshall Miller, president of Miller and Company, speaks during a Commerce Department hearing on whether auto imports threaten national security, Washington, July 19, 2018 (AP photo by Jacquelyn Martin).

Despite hopes that the negotiations to salvage the North American Free Trade Agreement will conclude with some degree of success, the other fronts in U.S. President Donald Trump’s trade wars continue to escalate. The looming tariffs on another $200 billion in U.S. imports from China will carry high costs for American consumers and exporters, much higher than the first round of tit-for-tat tariffs on $50 billion in trade with China this summer. Yet it is the political and institutional implications of potential tariffs on $200 billion in automobile imports later this year that raise even bigger questions. For many consumers, […]

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