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US Has Pulled in $16 Billion in Trump’s China Tariffs


Gabriel Felbermayr has calculated the cost of US-Chinese trade disputes.

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(...) “Contrary to public opinion, the greatest share of the tariff burden falls not on American consumers or firms, but on Chinese exporters,” wrote Benedikt Zoller-Rydzek and Gabriel Felbermayr, authors of the report.

They estimated that, with a 25 percent tariff on $250 billion of Chinese goods, U.S. companies and consumers will see prices of those products going up by less than 5 percent on average, while Chinese firms will have to reduce their prices by nearly 21 percent.

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