A trade war between the US and China has been heating up this year, with the US levying tariffs on $250 billion of imported goods from China and China retaliating with tariffs on $110 billion of US goods.
Tariffs can increase the price of goods, which can have serious economic effects.
Several economists and business groups have warned that higher prices from tariffs can hurt American firms and consumers, but the Trump administration continues to defend its policies.
Experts predict that some of the first prices to rise will be on computers and computer parts, furniture, and tires.
A trade war between the US and China has been heating up for much of this year, and it could have huge impacts on the US economy.
President Donald Trump’s administration has levied tariffs on a total of $250 billion of imported goods from China. That represents about half of all imports from China.
China has retaliated by announcing tariffs on $110 billion of US exports.
Tariffs affect the economy
Both Trump’s tariffs on China and China’s retaliatory tariffs are likely to impact the economy in various ways. At the most basic level, tariffs increase the prices of goods, directly by making imported goods more expensive via the …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Politics