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Old 04-10-2018, 06:48 AM
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Instead, the Chinese agree to cut tariffs on autos and, maybe even more critical, improve protections on intellectual property.

https://www.apnews.com/45e28f10baa2460fb17a0b101c366067

Xi blinked?
I'm not sure that the auto tariffs are particularly meaningful, as I don't think China really imports many American cars. They're manufacture them there. It remains to be seen what they indeed do in the area of intellectual property.
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Old 04-10-2018, 12:50 PM
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I'm not sure that the auto tariffs are particularly meaningful, as I don't think China really imports many American cars. They're manufacture them there. It remains to be seen what they indeed do in the area of intellectual property.
I think that's the point, don't you? Higher tariffs depress demand.
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I think that's the point, don't you? Higher tariffs depress demand.
Maybe, if there's pent-up demand for that item to begin with. Most countries outside of North America have little desire to drive American cars. Hell, most Americans don't even want to drive American passenger cars (in favor of light trucks). In fact, American manufacturers generally lose (or make very little) money on the sales of passenger cars, but make it up with SUV's and pickup trucks. However, SUV's and pickup trucks have little market in Japan, China or Europe. In short, we don't build the kind of vehicles the rest of the world (outside North America) wants to buy.
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Trump Now Wants Back into TPP

President Trump told top administration officials Thursday to look at rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the multination trade agreement he pulled the United States out of shortly after taking office.

Rejoining the pact would be a major reversal as Trump escalates a trade conflict with China. The 11-nation Pacific rim trade deal was intended by the Obama administration as a way to counter China’s influence, but Trump criticized the pact as a candidate and pulled the United States out of the pact in early 2017.

Trump gave the new orders to U.S. Trade Representative Robert E. Lighthizer and National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow during a meeting with lawmakers and governors on trade issues, according to two GOP senators in attendance.


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President Trump told top administration officials Thursday to look at rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the multination trade agreement he pulled the United States out of shortly after taking office.

Rejoining the pact would be a major reversal as Trump escalates a trade conflict with China. The 11-nation Pacific rim trade deal was intended by the Obama administration as a way to counter China’s influence, but Trump criticized the pact as a candidate and pulled the United States out of the pact in early 2017.

Trump gave the new orders to U.S. Trade Representative Robert E. Lighthizer and National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow during a meeting with lawmakers and governors on trade issues, according to two GOP senators in attendance.


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Nothing firm from Trump.
Nothing is ever firm from Trump other than racism and misogyny.
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