China: US trade policies are ‘confidence killer’ for global economy

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Recently, the United States has issued multiple reports accusing China of violating WTO rules, and used these to justify implementing unilateral trade measures against China.

Nonetheless, European officials suggest that Mr. Trump, who has also targeted Europe with tariffs, has created a window of opportunity to show that EU-China relations can be a bulwark for global trade.

US President Donald Trump has also hit European, Russian, Indian and Turkish metal imports with tariffs and has threatened to curb vehicle imports from Europe with a 20 percent duty.

In total, China and USA have more than 300 disputes with different countries and trading blocs, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF). "The Chinese tilapia industry is heavily dependent on the USA market", she wrote.

It can be observed how the modus operandi of isolation and inclusiveness of trade does not produce economic benefits.

"We have noted relevant reports".

Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau traded barbs over the steel tariffs at a farcical summit of the Group of Seven richest countries last month.

A recent Reuters' poll found that global trade tensions is likely to weaken India's rupee.

The participants include research branches of state agencies, such as the Ministry of Commerce and the National Development and Reform Commission, as well as university-affiliated research institutes that focus on global finance, economics, and worldwide relations. This is exactly why other countries need to be anxious.

The two sides are firmly committed to fostering an open world economy, promoting trade and investment liberalization and facilitation, and resisting protectionism and unilateralism.

World economic output would be 0.5 per cent less in two years if the United States follows through on all its tariff threats, other countries retaliate, and tightening financial conditions lower business investment, the International Monetary Fund predicts in an analysis released Wednesday. It also investigates the implementation of such trade and is a forum for any dispute resolution. "China relationship now faces", according to state broadcaster CCTV.

"Whether we need the multilateral trading system or not".

The tariffs that were imposed on the major Asian nation began on Friday, July 7, 2018. The U.S. accounts for more than 30 percent of China's total consumption of the plant product. "None of the countries within the WTO support the United States' unilateral actions". The country's economy is being dwarfed before it is hit with the tax. It also reveals the power dynamics of geopolitics.

Strong emphasis should therefore be given to getting Trump to understand that the key to pushing back against China's unfair practices is maintaining a strong relationship with allies in the European Union and Japan (who just signed a comprehensive trade agreement together), being a reliable partner, and upholding multilateral institutions like the WTO.

China has taken the case to the World Trade Organisation for arbitration, but it has not yet announced any specific countermeasures.

The IMF analysis shows that potential USA duties on foreign cars represent a greater risk to the global economy than the tariffs the Trump administration is considering on Chinese imports.

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