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Sunday, March 18, 2018

The Real Reason for Trump’s Steel and Aluminum Tariffs [feedly]

Feldstein on the tariffs


The Real Reason for Trump's Steel and Aluminum Tariffs
https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/trump-steel-tariffs-targeting-china-by-martin-feldstein-2018-03

The Trump administration's proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports will target China, but not the way most observers believe. For the US, the most important bilateral trade issue has nothing to do with the Chinese authorities' failure to reduce excess steel capacity, as promised, and stop subsidizing exports.

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