Talk:Donald Trump achievements: Trade policy

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Deal with Mexico

The Trump Administration made a deal with Mexico regarding sugar trade. It has been reported that this is a first step in renegotiating NAFTA,[1][2] but the sugar industry opposes the deal,[3] and at least some conservatives don't like it as well.[4] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:00, 7 June 2017 (EDT)

Renegotiating with South Korea

The Trump Administration is renegotiating a trade agreement with South Korea (1,2) I'll try to follow this and see what happens. --1990'sguy (talk) 19:40, 13 July 2017 (EDT)

Please remember that these bilateral negotiations are supposed to take the place of all of the agreements that had been hammered out for the TPP. JDano (talk) 21:01, 13 July 2017 (EDT)
But regardless, the U.S. made bad trade deals with other countries in the past, and the Trump Administration is apparently taking steps to improve them. --1990'sguy (talk) 22:07, 13 July 2017 (EDT)
The U.S. might not pull out of the trade deal -- the establishment/liberal wing of the White House opposes leaving the deal and is trying to get Trump to reconsider: [5] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:46, 10 September 2017 (EDT)
More info on the actual agreement: [6] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:40, 11 September 2017 (EDT)

After initially not wanting to renegotiate, South Korea is now willing to renegotiate: [7] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:43, 4 October 2017 (EDT)

The U.S. has reached a tentative renegotiation deal with South Korea: 1,2,3,4,5 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:14, 27 March 2018 (EDT)
While this is just a side note, this article calls the changes "modest." I also know that S.K. has a perminent excemption from the alunamin/steel tariffs that Trump instituted. Hopefully, this renegotiation actually produced a real fix rather than a facial victory. --1990'sguy (talk) 23:21, 30 April 2018 (EDT)
This agreement may fall apart, considering that South Korea doesn't want tariffs on its car exports: [8] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:03, 7 August 2018 (EDT)

Punishing China

The Trump Administration is reportedly considering enacting trade measures against China.[9][10][11] --1990'sguy (talk) 17:00, 2 August 2017 (EDT)

Trade Representative Lighthizer is saying he will conduct a thorough investiagation into the China probe that Trump ordered recently.[12] --1990'sguy (talk) 15:50, 16 August 2017 (EDT)
While not a policy move, the Trump Administration stated that the U.S.'s support for China's entry into the World Trade Organization in 2001 was a mistake: [13][14] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:31, 21 January 2018 (EST)
This is a convincing article that, so far, the Trump Administration is losing to China in the current trade war: [15] --1990'sguy (talk) 16:26, 22 May 2018 (EDT)
Another good article on this: [16] --1990'sguy (talk) 20:28, 22 May 2018 (EDT)
Another interesting article: [17] Hopefully, Trump will prove his critics wrong once again. --1990'sguy (talk) 22:06, 22 May 2018 (EDT)
A somewhat interesting article on the tariff announcements today: [18] --1990'sguy (talk) 00:35, 30 May 2018 (EDT)
Trump's tariffs could hurt the Chinese economy, which is already slowing down: [19] As an aside, I found WaPo's article on the tariff announcement interesting to read (though WaPo is obviously not a fair source), so I'm noting it here: [20] --1990'sguy (talk)
Also, the tariffs could be maing it harder for China to contain its debt: [21] China's stock markets also fell deeply because of the tariffs,[22] though the same thing also happened to the U.S.[23][24] despite recovering later.[25] --1990'sguy (talk) 20:24, 19 June 2018 (EDT)
Another source, for future reference: [26] --1990'sguy (talk) 10:19, 11 July 2018 (EDT)
Since China's economy is seeing its growth slow, Trump's tariffs and other actions could be coming at the right time: [27] --1990'sguy (talk) 17:12, 16 July 2018 (EDT)
I haven't bothered to get past this article's paywall, but it's interesting, showing how Trump's policies on China are different from his predecessors, in that he's adopted Chinese negotiating tactics to get the better of them: [28] --1990'sguy (talk) 00:15, 17 July 2018 (EDT)
Trump's tariffs are already starting to have an effect on the Chinese economy: [29] This may be something to add. --1990'sguy (talk) 08:06, 31 July 2018 (EDT)
Interesting article on Trump's leverage over China it will lose its leverage in the near future: [30] --1990'sguy (talk) 19:24, 2 August 2018 (EDT)
China's economy is getting far worse, according to Larry Kudlow: [31] --1990'sguy (talk) 14:33, 16 August 2018 (EDT)
More on China's economic problems: [32] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:08, 22 August 2018 (EDT)
The IMF predicts that the trade war will reduce Chinese economic growth by 2%: [33] --1990'sguy (talk) 15:22, 12 October 2018 (EDT)
This may not have anything to do with Trump's trade actions (maybe it does), but China's official Yuan rate is at the weakest in a decade: [34] --1990'sguy (talk) 14:34, 30 October 2018 (EDT)
China is still sending fentanyl to the U.S.: [35] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:08, 25 August 2019 (EDT)
China attempted to use tariffs to interfere in the 2018 midterms: [36] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:51, 10 October 2019 (EDT)

Trump stated in an interview that he's ready to enact $500 billion in tariffs against China: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 07:54, 20 July 2018 (EDT)

The Trump Administration could institute up to $467 billion (total) in tariffs soon: 1,2,3,4,5,6 --1990'sguy (talk) 13:53, 7 September 2018 (EDT)
Trump is reportedly moving forward with $200 billion in additional tariffs on China: 1,2,3,4,5,6 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:15, 14 September 2018 (EDT)
Trump will reportedly impose $267 billion in tariffs if the U.S. doesn't come to an agreement with China by around December: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 18:59, 29 October 2018 (EDT)

This White House report written by Peter Navarro is interesting: [37] --1990'sguy (talk) 00:38, 20 June 2018 (EDT)

The Chinese government's newpaper is admitting that having the U.S. be dependent on China is a very bad thing, which is interesting as it aligns with opponents of China: [38] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:43, 12 July 2018 (EDT)
China's statement on Trump's decision to look into possibly raising the proposed tariff rate on Chinese goods: [39] --1990'sguy (talk) 19:46, 2 August 2018 (EDT)
More on China's response and the Trump Administration's counter-response: 1,2,3,4,5 --1990'sguy (talk) 18:37, 3 August 2018 (EDT)
Kevin Hassett, a White House economic advisor, floated the notion of kicking China out of the WTO: [40] --1990'sguy (talk) 11:36, 13 August 2018 (EDT)
Interesting article on China's goal of dominance over the U.S., and the "trade war": [41] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:46, 23 August 2018 (EDT)
Somewhat interesting op-ed on this topic, though I don't think it's appropriate to add to the article: [42] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:59, 19 October 2018 (EDT)
Interesting op-ed on how China's attempts at U.S. election interference failed: [43] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:26, 7 December 2018 (EST)
China's exports shrunk significantly in the past two years: [44] --1990'sguy (talk) 14:46, 14 January 2019 (EST)
The Chinese economy is slowing down, modestly but broadly: [45] --1990'sguy (talk) 14:12, 11 February 2019 (EST)
China is buying less U.S. products, even those without tariffs: [46] --1990'sguy (talk) 14:25, 27 February 2019 (EST)
China's car industry is slowing down: [47] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:53, 13 January 2020 (EST)

The USTR has stated that China has so far failed to change its trade practices: 1,2,3,4,5 --1990'sguy (talk) 19:58, 20 November 2018 (EST)

Very interesting article on the history and behind-the-scenes of Trump's China policy: [48] --1990'sguy (talk) 17:31, 29 November 2018 (EST)

This article states that right now, Trump is winning the trade war, but much of the article speculates that the upper hand will flip soon: [49] --1990'sguy (talk) 12:20, 8 January 2019 (EST)
Somewhat interesting article related to trade with China and very slightly related to the Trump Administration's policies: [50] --1990'sguy (talk) 15:04, 7 April 2019 (EDT)
Europe has been caught in the middle of the actions between the U.S. and China: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 13:08, 24 July 2019 (EDT)

More trade actions

The Trump Administration appears to be moving toward imposing tariffs on half of all Chinese imports even as it's arranging a meeting between the two countries: [51] --1990'sguy (talk) 10:03, 21 August 2018 (EDT)

The trade talks apparently did not succeed: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:46, 23 August 2018 (EDT)
Trump probably will increase tariffs against China again: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 16:36, 26 November 2018 (EST)
Trump stated that the tariffs on China will remain even with a deal: 1,2,3--1990'sguy (talk) 16:39, 20 March 2019 (EDT)
As Trump ordered additional sanctions on China, China's stock market fell the most in over three years: [52] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:59, 6 May 2019 (EDT)
Somewhat interesting op-ed on China underestimating the U.S. in the trade negotiations, though I won't add it since the writer doesn't like Trump (calling him "authoritarian"): [53] (by Jamil Anderlini, May 10, 2019, since FT articles are paywalled). --1990'sguy (talk) 20:38, 10 May 2019 (EDT)
Somewhat interesting article on the tariffs' potential effect on China's debt: [54] --1990'sguy (talk) 20:12, 11 May 2019 (EDT)
More on this: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:36, 12 May 2019 (EDT)
China is retaliating with tariffs on $60 billion of U.S. goods: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 --1990'sguy (talk) 09:52, 13 May 2019 (EDT)
Somewhat interesting article on the "redefining" of the U.S.-China economic relationship, though it's mainly about how American companies are producing in China and selling those goods to Chinese people, and it criticizes Trump: [55] --1990'sguy (talk) 12:16, 13 May 2019 (EDT)
Regardless, the Chinese economy is seeing slower growth: [56] --1990'sguy (talk) 09:07, 15 May 2019 (EDT)
This article states that new data suggests that China cannot hurt the U.S. badly by selling its holdings of U.S. debt as retaliation in the trade dispute: [57] --1990'sguy (talk) 16:29, 16 May 2019 (EDT)
According to many economists, the tariffs on China will only have a moderate impact on inflation: [58] --1990'sguy (talk) 16:19, 17 May 2019 (EDT)
Interesting article on how Chinese netizens are making jokes (criticizing China's communist government) through the trade war: [59] --1990'sguy (talk) 16:12, 20 May 2019 (EDT)
Trump stated he's not ready to make a deal with China: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 13:32, 27 May 2019 (EDT)
More statements by Trump: [60] --1990'sguy (talk) 14:17, 30 May 2019 (EDT)
Trump will apparently decide on whether to impose another $300 billion in tariffs on China in the next few weeks, after the G20: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14 --1990'sguy (talk) 16:02, 6 June 2019 (EDT)
Because of the tariff threat, Nintendo will move some of its production out of China: [61] --1990'sguy (talk) 12:18, 12 June 2019 (EDT)
This article states that some effects of Trump's China trade policies can be seen in American universities: [62] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:22, 13 June 2019 (EDT)
Establishment people who don't like Trump's conservative trade policies fear that the tariffs on China will be long-term: [63] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:38, 14 June 2019 (EDT)
Extra sources on the agreement between the U.S. and China regarding trade negotiations: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 23:43, 29 June 2019 (EDT)
Trump stated that an agreement with China should benefit the U.S. more than it does China: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 23:05, 1 July 2019 (EDT)
It looks like a new agreement isn't very close, based on these articles: 1,2,3,4,5 --1990'sguy (talk) 13:41, 16 July 2019 (EDT)
China is intentionally going slow: [64] --1990'sguy (talk) 15:24, 31 July 2019 (EDT)
Some retaliation by China for the newest U.S. tariffs: 1,2,3,4,5,6 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:12, 4 August 2019 (EDT)
Trump stated that he's not ready to make a deal with China, based on its recent actions: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 --1990'sguy (talk) 14:44, 9 August 2019 (EDT)
Some extra articles (of many others that I will soon add to the article) of the trade announcement by the Trump Administration on China tariffs: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 16:21, 13 August 2019 (EDT)
Trump is attaching a trade deal with China to positive action by China on Hong Kong: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:16, 14 August 2019 (EDT)
Extra articles on China's retaliation, which Trump, in turn, retaliated against: 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,9 --1990'sguy (talk) 00:10, 24 August 2019 (EDT)
Unfortunately, businesses in China think it's difficult for them to leave the country: [65] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:27, 25 August 2019 (EDT)
Trump's tariffs will remain even as China resumes negotiations with the U.S.: [66] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:38, 30 August 2019 (EDT)
Trump is open to an interim agreement, but he stated he prefers a full deal: 1,2,3,4,5,6 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:52, 12 September 2019 (EDT)
This article makes the mistake of assuming Trump needs a deal with China at all costs, but it claims that Trump's leverage over China is declining: [67] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:28, 15 September 2019 (EDT)
Michael Pillsbury, an outside advisor to the Trump Administration, thinks that Trump will massively increase tariffs against China if a trade deal isn't reached: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:44, 19 September 2019 (EDT)
Some people speculate that the impeachment controversy will make it more likely that Trump will try to reach an agreement with China even if it's not a particularly good deal -- hopefully, those people are wrong: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 15:44, 29 September 2019 (EDT)
Fortunately, Trump Administration officials doubt a deal can be made, and Trump is still committed to a good deal, according to his statements: [68] --1990'sguy (talk) 20:33, 9 October 2019 (EDT)
More on this: [69] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:15, 9 October 2019 (EDT)
The Trump Administration is considering additional economic actions against China, including going beyond tariffs: [70] --1990'sguy (talk) 20:40, 10 October 2019 (EDT)
Additional articles regarding the announced partial trade deal (which will still have to be negotiated): 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27 --1990'sguy (talk) 12:14, 12 October 2019 (EDT)
This article discusses several different topics and the trade deal is only one of those topics, but what it does say is somewhat interesting: [71] --1990'sguy (talk) 20:49, 12 October 2019 (EDT)
Hopefully, the U.S. isn't retreating from its demands on China: [72] --1990'sguy (talk) 09:13, 16 October 2019 (EDT)
The U.S. says that it isn't trying to "decouple" the Chinese and American economies from each other: [73] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:55, 21 October 2019 (EDT)
An agreement between the U.S. and China appears to be closer: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18 --1990'sguy (talk) 16:41, 25 October 2019 (EDT)
China could possibly reduce tariffs on U.S. farm products: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 09:02, 31 October 2019 (EDT)
Like usual, China is shifting the goalposts, and the U.S. might possibly cave: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:27, 4 November 2019 (EST)
Interesting article on the effect of increased agricultural purchases on American farmers: [74] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:49, 6 November 2019 (EST)
The U.S. and China have agreed to gradually remove tariffs in a deal: 1,2,3,4,5,6,78,9 --1990'sguy (talk) 08:49, 7 November 2019 (EST)
There is a lot of opposition in the Trump Administration over this, and Peter Navarro denies this deal happened: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:11, 7 November 2019 (EST)
Trump himself said no such agreement was made: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 --1990'sguy (talk) 10:45, 8 November 2019 (EST)
The White House, however, says such a deal could be made: [75] --1990'sguy (talk) 16:31, 8 November 2019 (EST)
China apparently made the announcement as a way to pressure the U.S.: [76] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:29, 8 November 2019 (EST)
Interesting op-ed on this: [77] --1990'sguy (talk) 11:08, 9 November 2019 (EST)
Trump continues to prioritize a good deal, rather than just any deal: [78] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:30, 9 November 2019 (EST)
More on a speech Trump will soon make giving clues on a potential tariff deal with China: [79] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:13, 11 November 2019 (EST)
Trump stated that U.S. and China could come to an agreement on trade, if it's a good deal for the U.S.: 1,2,3,4,5,6 --1990'sguy (talk) 18:28, 12 November 2019 (EST)
More difficulties in the negotiations: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:27, 13 November 2019 (EST)
More on this: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:56, 14 November 2019 (EST)
Fortunately, Trump is threatining to raise tariffs on China if they can't agree to a trade deal: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:36, 19 November 2019 (EST)
Finalizing the trade agreement could extend into next year: 1,2,3,4,5 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:54, 20 November 2019 (EST)
U.S. officials say there likely won't be a phase-2 to the planned agreement: [80] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:42, 24 November 2019 (EST)
It's possible that the U.S. will raise tariffs later this month: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 16:34, 2 December 2019 (EST)
Trump stated that a deal with China might be better after the 2020 election: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14 --1990'sguy (talk) 09:05, 3 December 2019 (EST)
The U.S. and China will reportedly delay the planned 12/15 tariff increase: [81] --1990'sguy (talk) 09:00, 10 December 2019 (EST)
More on the 12/15 tariffs and the subsequent deal: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 --1990'sguy (talk) 17:17, 10 December 2019 (EST)
Extra sources on this topic: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17 --1990'sguy (talk) 11:07, 25 December 2019 (EST)
The deal will reportedly be signed on January 15: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16 --1990'sguy (talk) 23:33, 31 December 2019 (EST)
China's worst trade practices have not been resolved in the "phase one" deal: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 17:07, 5 January 2020 (EST)
Trump stated he may wait until after the 2020 election to complete phase 2: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:39, 9 January 2020 (EST)
Mnuchin refuted rumors that China's commitments in the trade deal's text had been changed in the translation process: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:08, 12 January 2020 (EST)
A federal court case regarding Chinese banks is giving us another reason to doubt that China will abide by whatever agreement it signs with the U.S.: [82] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:42, 13 January 2020 (EST)
More developments as the signing nears: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:56, 13 January 2020 (EST)
Additional details of the agreement, including some good articles that should be added once the agreement is signed: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14 --1990'sguy (talk) 08:58, 14 January 2020 (EST)

Interesting article on how U.S. tariffs might well be long-term rather than simply a short-term strategy: [83] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:40, 7 October 2018 (EDT)

This study found that tariffs on all Chinese imports will create 720,000 American jobs: [84] Meanwhile, the U.S. should focus on security regarding reducing its dependence on Chinese rare Earth metals: [85] --1990'sguy (talk) 01:44, 22 May 2019 (EDT)
More on "weapons" China could use in the trade war, though this doesn't mean it can realistically use them, and hopefully, the Trump Administration will find ways to nullify them: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 13:37, 23 May 2019 (EDT)
China is reportedly considering restricting rare Earth exports to the U.S.: 1,2,3,4,5 --1990'sguy (talk) 02:08, 29 May 2019 (EDT)
The Pentagon has noticed this threat: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 16:06, 29 May 2019 (EDT)
China has ended soy purchases from the U.S.: [86] --1990'sguy (talk) 14:17, 30 May 2019 (EDT)
More on China's efforts to control the sources for the U.S.'s energy: [87] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:26, 11 June 2019 (EDT)
More on rare earth metals and other minerals: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 11:16, 18 June 2019 (EDT)
The U.S. is also dangerously dependent on China for medicine: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:32, 17 September 2019 (EDT)
China's rare earth magnet exports to the U.S. fell by a fifth in November 2019: [88] --1990'sguy (talk) 16:48, 25 December 2019 (EST)

This is more of an enforcement action, but the DOJ arrested a Chinese spy for stealing trade secrets from American companies: 1,2,3,4,5,6 --1990'sguy (talk) 19:35, 10 October 2018 (EDT)

Interesting article on Chinese students at U.S. universities and the trade war: [89] --1990'sguy (talk) 00:06, 7 July 2019 (EDT)

Not good -- Mnuchin wants to lift U.S. tariffs on China to help create a deal (though this probably won't lead to any lasting results): [90] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:39, 17 January 2019 (EST)

This op-ed claims that Trump has already won the trade war with China, in a sense, but that he's squandering that victory by continuing to push for more actions against China: [91] I don't buy this claim, but it's interesting. --1990'sguy (talk) 21:11, 27 August 2019 (EDT)
Interesting article on the China dilemma Trump faces: [92] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:48, 4 September 2019 (EDT)
This article pushes back against the notion that China is being significantly hurt by the tariffs: [93] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:46, 24 September 2019 (EDT)
China apparently doesn't want its economy to be decoupled from that of the U.S.: [94] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:39, 25 September 2019 (EDT)
Forcast related to China's economy in 2020 and trade: [95] --1990'sguy (talk) 20:07, 28 December 2019 (EST)
Some Chinese economic data for November and December: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:47, 30 December 2019 (EST)

China opening up its markets

China just ended its tariffs on U.S. broiler chickens: [96] This seems like a good thing (though I'm a bit puzzled as to why it is doing this in the face of potential major U.S. tariffs against it), but it's probably not significant enough to add. --1990'sguy (talk) 23:37, 27 February 2018 (EST)

China is now appearing to take a more conciliatory stance on trade after Trump imposed large tariffs on the country: 1,3,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 15:57, 30 March 2018 (EDT)
Regardless, China just retaliated with its own set of tariffs: 1,2,3,4,5 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:58, 1 April 2018 (EDT)
And another announcement: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 12:16, 4 April 2018 (EDT)
China stated it would open up its market in response to U.S. tariffs (1,2,3,4,5,6), but not after it filed a compaint on the tariffs at the WTO.[97] --1990'sguy (talk) 12:15, 10 April 2018 (EDT)
While Trump had kind words for that announcement,[98] the White House, fortunately, is cautious.[99][100] --1990'sguy (talk) 18:38, 10 April 2018 (EDT)
A possible concession by China?[101] --1990'sguy (talk) 18:19, 17 April 2018 (EDT)
China waived tariffs on some U.S. products, which might be a concession, or just to keep the U.S. dependent on it: 1,2,3,4,5,6 --1990'sguy (talk) 08:05, 11 September 2019 (EDT)
More developments on loosening product imports, including soybeans and oil: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 09:02, 22 October 2019 (EDT)
China doubled its pork imports in the past year because of an epidemic among its pig population: [102] --1990'sguy (talk) 00:05, 23 November 2019 (EST)
The USDA wants more data from exporters on pig sales to China: [103] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:29, 25 November 2019 (EST)
There's a big risk of swine feaver spreading to the U.S., and the government is trying to prevent this from happening: [104] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:23, 28 November 2019 (EST)

I'm concerned about the potential concessions to China over ZTE that Trump made earlier today, possibly undoing the ban on the company that I added to at least one other sub-article and its talk page. We'll see what happens, but hopefully, the outcome will be good: 1,2,3,4,5,6 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:43, 13 May 2018 (EDT)

More on this: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8, 9 --1990'sguy (talk) 15:49, 14 May 2018 (EDT)
This article is obviously critical of Trump (probably overly, considering that the MSM generally opposes tough action against China), but this is still something to watch out for: [105] --1990'sguy (talk) 17:42, 15 May 2018 (EDT)
Trump is forcefully dfending the ZTE comments: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 10:32, 16 May 2018 (EDT)
More great statements on China, not necessarily on ZTE: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:38, 17 May 2018 (EDT)
ZTE should be seen in light of the North Korean negotiations. Trump used trade sanctions on China to weigh on China to force North Korea to the table. China adhered to certain steps in the process, for which Trump has agreed to make other concessions in return, along an agreed upon timetable. RobSDeep Six the Deep State! 21:03, 17 May 2018 (EDT)
Trump has apparently reached a deal with China on ZTE, though no official announcement has been made yet: 1,2,3,4 It seems like a pretty good deal to me, though I would have enjoyed seeing the company's destruction. --1990'sguy (talk) 19:14, 25 May 2018 (EDT)

It will be interesting to see what comes out of this joint announcement between the U.S. and China on the latter's alleged promise to purchase more U.S. products: 1,2,3,4,5,6 --1990'sguy (talk) 14:32, 19 May 2018 (EDT)

The U.S. is putting its tariffs on hold: 1,2,3,4,5,6 More on the trade deal: [106] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:55, 20 May 2018 (EDT)
More good statements from Trump (1,2,3,4,5,6) and other administration officials (1,2). More interesting articles about these trade negotitations (1,2,3). --1990'sguy (talk) 12:11, 21 May 2018 (EDT)
Mnuchin has stated that the U.S. can still enact its trade tariffs if the trade discussion don't go anywhere: [107] --1990'sguy (talk) 19:06, 21 May 2018 (EDT)
China announced it would reduce its car import tariffs.[108] While the media reported that a ZTE agreement was reached (1,2), Trump denied this (1,2,3). Trump and Mnuchin made strong statements on trade today (1,2,3,4), with Mnuchin saying the alumanim tariffs will remain in place.[109] --1990'sguy (talk) 16:26, 22 May 2018 (EDT)
More good statements: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 12:52, 23 May 2018 (EDT)

Negoitations will resume again: [110] --1990'sguy (talk) 12:05, 16 August 2018 (EDT)

It seems like a deal is becoming less likely: [111] --1990'sguy (talk) 13:53, 7 September 2018 (EDT)
China reportedly canceled trade talks with the U.S.: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 09:21, 22 September 2018 (EDT)

China is reducing some of its tariffs, a possible concession to the U.S.: [112] --1990'sguy (talk) 17:34, 30 September 2018 (EDT)

Trump said that China will reduce its car tariffs (1,2,3,4,5,6), and Lighthizer will lead the coming negotiations: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 13:25, 3 December 2018 (EST)
More on all this: 1,2,3,4,5,6 Also, Kudlow said the start of the 90-day period would begin January 1, but the White House corrected him, saying it's December 1: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 23:17, 3 December 2018 (EST)
Good -- Trump is warning China that he is a "tariff man": 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 11:56, 4 December 2018 (EST)
More great statements: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 09:38, 5 December 2018 (EST)
China finally is talking about the 90-day agreement: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 14:08, 5 December 2018 (EST)
More details,[113] and Trump is monitoring the markets: [114] Hopefully, he'll continue to stay strong. --1990'sguy (talk) 18:00, 10 December 2018 (EST)
The U.S. thinks it has the advantage in the negotations since there isn't much more that China can place tariffs on, while the U.S. has much more room: [115] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:56, 11 December 2018 (EST)
The U.S. is apparently, finally, learning that China does not want to fully join the Western economic order: [116] --1990'sguy (talk) 16:44, 27 May 2019 (EDT)
China still isn't buying agricultural products from the U.S.: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 11:30, 11 July 2019 (EDT)
China may open up its markets some more to agricultural products from the U.S.: [117] --1990'sguy (talk) 13:31, 25 July 2019 (EDT)
U.S. lobster exports to China are decreasing amid the trade war: [118] --1990'sguy (talk) 20:30, 25 August 2019 (EDT)
Some negative economic effects on China, specifically regarding steel: [119] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:40, 3 September 2019 (EDT)
China's factories saw some expansion in November: 1,2,3,4,5 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:53, 29 November 2019 (EST)
Somewhat interesting article on Chinese stocks and the economic slowdown in the country: [120] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:13, 1 December 2019 (EST)

The Trump Administration might be watering-down its stance toward China -- hopefully, this is not the case: [121] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:21, 15 April 2019 (EDT)

Somewhat interesting article on a soybean shipment from the U.S. to China: [122] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:59, 7 November 2019 (EST)

Possible action

China may cut its auto tariffs from 40% to 15%: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 23:43, 11 December 2018 (EST)

China might open itself up to more foreign companies, though we'll see if this actually happens: [123] --1990'sguy (talk) 13:20, 12 December 2018 (EST)
China might also change its "Made in China 2025" plan, a significant move if it turns out to be true: [124] --1990'sguy (talk) 17:26, 12 December 2018 (EST)
China will suspend $126 billion worth of tariffs for three months: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 10:10, 14 December 2018 (EST)
An apparent shift in China's trade posture,[125] though it did not import any soybeans from the U.S. in November: [126] --1990'sguy (talk) 20:12, 24 December 2018 (EST)
China announced it is now allowing rice imports from the U.S. for the first time: 1,2,3 This seems good, but the articles cited say it's not clear how much rice will be imported, and China has certain requirements for such imports (aka. we don't know yet if this announcement means anything substantial). --1990'sguy (talk) 22:37, 28 December 2018 (EST)
The arrest of a Chinese executive at Huawei is related to the Trump Administration's trade policies: [127] --1990'sguy (talk) 09:51, 4 January 2019 (EST)
It appears progress is reportedly being made on the China trade negotiations: 1,2,3,4 However, some conservatives don't think a deal can/should be made: [128] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:52, 9 January 2019 (EST)
U.S. crude oil shipments are going to China for the first time since September: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 11:08, 15 January 2019 (EST)
The Trump Administration wants to be able to regularly review China's progress in implementing the trade reform: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 18:22, 19 January 2019 (EST)
Decent statements made by Trump to China: [129] --1990'sguy (talk) 00:07, 22 January 2019 (EST)

The Trump Administration apparently made a soybean deal with China: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:34, 31 January 2019 (EST)

China pledged to purchase 10 million metric tons of soybeans: [130] --1990'sguy (talk) 10:00, 23 February 2019 (EST)
Trump will delay the planned tariff increase of 25% on China because of what appears to be progress in talks: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:48, 24 February 2019 (EST)
China hawks appear to be OK with this delay, mainly because of confidence in Lighthizer: [131] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:55, 25 February 2019 (EST)
North Korea may have been a possible reason for the tariff delay: [132] --1990'sguy (talk) 18:51, 25 February 2019 (EST)
Great statements by Trump Administration officials related to this: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 08:45, 27 February 2019 (EST)
Something to watch for -- China has done this before: [133] --1990'sguy (talk) 14:31, 27 February 2019 (EST)
Potentially bad news -- Lighthizer stated that the administration will take steps to cancel the planned China tariff increase entirely, possibly even without a deal: 1,2,3 Hopefully, this the administration isn't abandoning its tough policies. --1990'sguy (talk) 22:14, 27 February 2019 (EST)
Great statements by Wilbur Ross on an enforcement mechanism on the hopeful trade agreement: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 14:27, 1 March 2019 (EST)
China will apparently endorse a new law that is supposed to discourage officials from stealing technology: [134] --1990'sguy (talk) 12:14, 3 March 2019 (EST)
A deal appears close: [135] Also, this article states that a deal could hurt U.S. allies: [136] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:00, 4 March 2019 (EST)
China is promising reforms as economic growth projections are looking bad for the country: [137] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:34, 5 March 2019 (EST)
The U.S. believes China is starting to retreat from its intellectual property promises: [138] --1990'sguy (talk) 17:23, 19 March 2019 (EDT)
A trade deal might not fix all the economic problems between the U.S. and China: [139] --1990'sguy (talk) 00:26, 22 April 2019 (EDT)
The USTR is threatening China with tariffs if it doesn't do anything about intellectual property theft: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 13:36, 25 April 2019 (EDT)
China announced stronger intellectual property rules: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 08:46, 25 November 2019 (EST)

China announced it would extend tariff suspensions on American cars and parts: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 14:40, 31 March 2019 (EDT)

China closed a loophhold in its fentanyl laws: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 08:36, 1 April 2019 (EDT)


This article postulates that Trump's tariff policy on China may disentangle the economies of both countries from each other, which would hurt China at least in the short term: [140] Hopefully, this is what will happen. --1990'sguy (talk) 22:36, 26 September 2018 (EDT)

Likely failures

Trump failed to label China a currency manipulator several times already (1,2), and he refused to do it again: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:42, 13 April 2018 (EDT)

On the other hand, Trump did criticize China (along with Russia) for currency devaluation: 1,2 Hopefully, the "currency manipulator" label isn't simply wishful thinking yet. --1990'sguy (talk) 22:26, 16 April 2018 (EDT)
Trump is now criticizng China's currency manipulation (along with the EU's manipulation): 1,2,3,4 Hopefully, he will label China a currency manipulator. --1990'sguy (talk) 20:20, 20 July 2018 (EDT)
Not necessarily a U.S. failure, but China is apparently finding ways to get past the tariffs: [141] --1990'sguy (talk) 17:28, 8 October 2018 (EDT)
This might be relevant to the whole currency manipulation issue: [142] --1990'sguy (talk) 10:53, 12 October 2018 (EDT)
Not a failure on the part of the Trump Administration, but China is using its currency to lower is export prices and widen the U.S.'s trade deficit: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 15:31, 12 October 2018 (EDT)
The Trump Administration again failed to label China as a currency manipulator: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 18:36, 17 October 2018 (EDT)
Once again, the Treasury Department failed to label China a currency manipulator, though it did say China needed to be monitored on the topic and added three other countries to the watchlist: 1,2,3,4,5 --1990'sguy (talk) 01:38, 29 May 2019 (EDT)
More on a potential weaker U.S. dollar: [143] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:19, 18 August 2019 (EDT)

NAFTA renegotation

The tone taken by the U.S. on renegotiating NAFTA is much different from that of Canada and Mexico.[144] The U.S. is emphasizing the agreement's failures and wants bigger changes, but Canada and Mexico like the agreement. The coming talks will be interesting -- hopefully, the U.S. will get something out of them. --1990'sguy (talk) 15:52, 16 August 2017 (EDT)

And to clarify, the NAFTA renegotiation talks just began.[145] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:05, 16 August 2017 (EDT)
The U.S. is taking a strong stance on the renegotiation: [146] --1990'sguy (talk) 14:53, 17 August 2017 (EDT)
What conservatives and liberals want from the NAFTA renegotation: [147] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:45, 5 April 2018 (EDT)
Hopefully, the Trump Administration will get a good (and real) renegotation deal, but I also hope it ultimately decides to leave the agreement. Good article on this: [148] --1990'sguy (talk) 16:42, 25 April 2018 (EDT)
Here's another good article on the danger NAFTA poses to U.S. sovereignty: [149] --1990'sguy (talk) 17:30, 4 May 2018 (EDT)
The apparent shift in negotiations to bilateral is a good thing, and hopefully, this will be the outcome of the negotations: [150] --1990'sguy (talk) 07:48, 14 June 2018 (EDT)
The U.S. is reuming negotiations with only Mexico, a sign that it will go the bilateral route -- however, it should be noted that even bilateral treaties are under the authority of the WTO, so it's not necessarily a great thing: [151] --1990'sguy (talk) 14:00, 25 July 2018 (EDT)
However, Canada and Mexico are saying that NAFTA should remain trilateral: [152] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:34, 25 July 2018 (EDT)
Interesting article on NATFA renegotiation's threat to U.S. sovereignty: [153] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:03, 7 August 2018 (EDT)
The U.S. reportedly dropped its demand to restrict Mexican agriculture exports: [154] --1990'sguy (talk) 18:34, 19 August 2018 (EDT)
A good article discussing the type of NATFA that leftists want, and the danger of it: [155] --1990'sguy (talk) 16:21, 20 September 2018 (EDT)

Deep state opposes NAFTA renegotiation

The U.S. deep state is apparently opposed to the Trump Administration's renegotiation of NAFTA.[156] Hopefully, the Senate will approve some more trade nominees to help weaken the deep state. --1990'sguy (talk) 18:59, 19 October 2017 (EDT)

Agreement reached between U.S. and Mexico

Trump announced today that the U.S. an Mexico announced an agreement to renegotiate NAFTA (sources: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7, details: 1,2) I like the fact that the proposed deal won't be called "NAFTA", but will rather have a name that includes the U.S. and Mexico by name. Why am I not adding this now? Because this is an agreement in principle -- nothing has been signed, nothing appears to be formal yet, and Congress hasn't ratified this yet. Also, Canada's status is yet to be determined. But please -- comment here if you disagree. More sources on this: 1,2,3, stock market rise: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 23:46, 27 August 2018 (EDT)

More sources on this: 1,2,3,4,5 --1990'sguy (talk) 10:30, 28 August 2018 (EDT)
If Canada doesn't join, the U.S. may enact auto tariffs on it: [157] --1990'sguy (talk) 11:59, 28 August 2018 (EDT)
The New American, one of the most consistently conservative news sources I know of, is skeptical of this new deal, and pointed out several causes for concern: [158][159][160][161] On the other hand, this article describes the deal as a win for Trump, as the U.S. got a lot of what it wanted, and Mexico got little: [162] --1990'sguy (talk) 15:46, 28 August 2018 (EDT)
Kris Kobach also likes the deal, though he seems more interested in the economics of it: [163] --1990'sguy (talk) 18:40, 28 August 2018 (EDT)
Let's see what happens, with regards to Trump's off-the-record comments on Canada that the media made public: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 14:04, 31 August 2018 (EDT)
An agreement was not reached today, though negotiations will continue -- in the meantime, the U.S.-Mexico deal was sent to Congress: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:38, 31 August 2018 (EDT)
Some great statements by Trump on NAFTA and negotiations with Canada: 1,2,3,4,5,6 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:32, 1 September 2018 (EDT)
More on this: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 18:47, 3 September 2018 (EDT)
Canada may not actually join the deal: 1,2 I don't know if this means the new deal with replace NAFTA, or if it will be in addition to NAFTA (a bad option), since I've heard both interpretations. --1990'sguy (talk) 21:42, 21 September 2018 (EDT)

This is an interesting article on how Trump did his "divide-and-conquer" NAFTA stategy: [164] --1990'sguy (talk) 09:24, 25 September 2018 (EDT)

Agreement with Canada reached

The Trump Administration has finally reached an agreement where Canada will be included in the new deal, which won't be called "NAFTA": 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14 --1990'sguy (talk) 08:37, 1 October 2018 (EDT)

Some analysis of the agreed-upon deal: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13 --1990'sguy (talk) 13:48, 1 October 2018 (EDT)
Some analysis of the deal specifically regarding how it plays into the dispute between the U.S. and China: 1,2,3,4,5 --1990'sguy (talk) 18:35, 3 October 2018 (EDT)
Some analysis of the agreement, from a critical conservative perspective concerned about preserving U.S. sovereignty: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 --1990'sguy (talk) 23:14, 18 October 2018 (EDT)
House conservatives are skeptical because of "anti-discrimination" provisions for LGBT people: 1,2,3 Hopefully, these provisions won't weaken First Amendment protections. --1990'sguy (talk) 13:59, 16 November 2018 (EST)
Democrats want to increase enforcement of this provision and other left-wing provisions in the treaty, not a good sign: [165] --1990'sguy (talk) 19:32, 20 November 2018 (EST)
Another article about demands by Democrats: [166] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:44, 27 November 2018 (EST)
The agreement might possibly make it harder to crack down on social media company censorship, not a good sign: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13 --1990'sguy (talk) 23:32, 5 December 2018 (EST)
More related to U.S. sovereignty: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:27, 7 December 2018 (EST)
Comparison between NAFTA and the proposed agreement: [167] --1990'sguy (talk) 19:17, 3 May 2019 (EDT)
Interesting article discussing NAFTA/USMCA and Trump's agreement with Mexico on migration, with the author arguing that it signifies a trend toward globalist EU-style "freedom of movement" policies: [168] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:55, 29 June 2019 (EDT)
To appease Democrats, the Trump Administration and Mexico support a measure to reduce national sovereignty and entangle the three nations even further: [169] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:39, 11 July 2019 (EDT)
The USMCA could lead to a North American Union: [170] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:16, 23 July 2019 (EDT)
According to a study, 57% of the USMCA treaty text is copied from the TPP, which Trump officially rejected in January 2017: [171] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:21, 27 August 2019 (EDT)
Another good article on what is inside the USMCA and the agreement's problems: [172] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:03, 7 October 2019 (EDT)
The new agreement keeps two visa programs which probably should have been killed: [173] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:30, 2 October 2018 (EDT)
Steelworkers' unions appear to like the agreement: [174] --1990'sguy (talk) 17:01, 2 October 2018 (EDT)
The USMCA is predicted to have a negative impact on the cattle industry: [175] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:27, 28 March 2019 (EDT)
The USTR estimates that 76,000 new auto jobs will be created in five years through the agreement if passed: [176] --1990'sguy (talk) 14:43, 18 April 2019 (EDT)
More on the agreement's predicted impact: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 10:13, 19 April 2019 (EDT)
The agreement's importance to the economy and Trump's trade agenda, according to advocates: [177] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:53, 2 October 2019 (EDT)
Here's a good op-ed defending the USMCA agreement: [178] --1990'sguy (talk) 16:57, 21 October 2019 (EDT)

The Trump Administration apparently wants other trade agreements to be modeled after the new NAFTA deal: [179] --1990'sguy (talk) 16:05, 4 October 2018 (EDT)

Interesting article on the agreement's status as a treaty: [180] --1990'sguy (talk) 13:54, 15 October 2018 (EDT)

More on this: [181] --1990'sguy (talk) 13:59, 17 October 2018 (EDT)
Interesting article in light of Trump vs. George H. W. Bush's trade legacy: [182] --1990'sguy (talk) 09:38, 5 December 2018 (EST)

Trump, Trudeau, and Nieto signed the trade deal: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 --1990'sguy (talk) 09:01, 30 November 2018 (EST)

Trump said he will terminate NAFTA shortly, intended to force Congress to pass the new treaty: 1,2,3,4,5,6 --1990'sguy (talk) 23:30, 2 December 2018 (EST)
Somewhat interesting article on whether Trump could use this treaty to get Mexico to de facto pay for the wall on the southern border: [183] --1990'sguy (talk) 13:09, 27 December 2018 (EST)
Another article on this, arguing that the problems with this treaty (pertaining to U.S. sovereignty) outway any chance of Mexico indirectly paying for the wall: [184] --1990'sguy (talk) 16:38, 11 January 2019 (EST)
Trump sent his proposed changes to Congress: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 23:12, 29 January 2019 (EST)
For Democrats, the agreement isn't left-wing enough: [185] --1990'sguy (talk) 18:45, 8 February 2019 (EST)
Globalists want Trump to repeal his aluminum/steel tariffs in order to pass the revised trade deal: [186] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:47, 15 February 2019 (EST)
The U.S. might end much of Trump's tariffs in order to convince Democrats to approve the treaty, something that wouldn't be very good: [187] --1990'sguy (talk) 17:20, 13 March 2019 (EDT)
The passage of USMCA could be difficult: [188] --1990'sguy (talk) 14:25, 26 March 2019 (EDT)
Pelosi stated that the House will not vote on the treaty until Mexico changes its labor laws: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 11:41, 2 April 2019 (EDT)
Mexico and Canada say they will not change the USMCA treaty: [189] --1990'sguy (talk) 19:05, 5 April 2019 (EDT)
Mexico has passed its labor reforms -- let's see what happens: [190] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:05, 30 April 2019 (EDT)
Canada and Mexico have begun their ratification processes: [191] --1990'sguy (talk) 16:04, 30 May 2019 (EDT)
The Trump Administration also just began the ratification process -- hopefully, the new tariffs on Mexico won't hurt ratification chances: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 01:23, 31 May 2019 (EDT)
The other countries are still pursuing ratification despite the announced tariffs on Mexico: [192] --1990'sguy (talk) 01:57, 1 June 2019 (EDT)

The chances of the new agreement being ratified are apparently decreasing: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 14:27, 7 April 2019 (EDT)

Extra source on the lifting of steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 02:05, 20 May 2019 (EDT)
Democrats are still slow-walking the deal: [193] --1990'sguy (talk) 02:33, 25 May 2019 (EDT)
Though the U.S. and Mexico are trying to get the Dems to approve the treaty, it's unlikely to be ratified before the August recess: 1,2,3,4,5 --1990'sguy (talk) 16:53, 5 July 2019 (EDT)
The USMCA is getting closer to being voted on: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:03, 9 July 2019 (EDT)
Somewhat interesting article on the difficulty of getting Democrats to pass the USMCA: [194] --1990'sguy (talk) 09:19, 11 October 2019 (EDT)
Hopefully, Mexico is right that the Democrats will soon agree to pass the USMCA agreement: [195] --1990'sguy (talk) 00:33, 26 October 2019 (EDT)
Negotiations with Democrats are still ongoing: 1,2,3,4,5 --1990'sguy (talk) 11:34, 31 October 2019 (EDT)
It's possible a USMCA agreement could some soon, though Pelosi may be exaggerating her willingness to vote on it: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 --1990'sguy (talk) 15:30, 14 November 2019 (EST)
Not surprisingly, this hope appears to have been dashed, at least for the time being: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:29, 19 November 2019 (EST)
Still no agreement: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 --1990'sguy (talk) 16:43, 21 November 2019 (EST)
In the resumed negotiations with Mexico, the U.S. has made a new demand on steel that will be excellent if agreed upon by the other countries: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:27, 6 December 2019 (EST)
Democrats finally announced an agreement to pass the trade agreement -- hopefully, they will follow through, and hopefully, the agreement will be ratified; 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 --1990'sguy (talk) 12:16, 10 December 2019 (EST)
The Section 230 Big Tech legal immunity provision will remain in the agreement: 1,2,3 Meanwhile, the Trump Administration now has to convince Senate Republicans to support the agreement (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8), and the Senate apparently won't vote on it before January: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 The AFL-CIO, along with a steelworkers' union, supports the agreement now: 1,2,3,4,5,6 --1990'sguy (talk) 15:03, 10 December 2019 (EST)
More on this, including the agreement's provisions: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,40,41,42 --1990'sguy (talk) 15:46, 10 December 2019 (EST)
The three countries signed the agreement again: [196] --1990'sguy (talk) 17:17, 10 December 2019 (EST)
Canada's parliament may delay the agreement's ratification -- hopefully, that's all they'll do: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 17:17, 11 December 2019 (EST)
Continued sovereignty concerns with the agreement: 1,2,3,4,5 --1990'sguy (talk) 17:17, 11 December 2019 (EST)
Mexico's senate ratified the USMCA agreement: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:32, 12 December 2019 (EST)
Mexico has a problem with a measure in the U.S. ratification bill to send officials to Mexico to minitor the country's implementation of labor measures -- hopefully, the Democrats are not doing this in bad faith: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:32, 14 December 2019 (EST)
The dispute appears to have been resolved: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:05, 16 December 2019 (EST)
The House is preparing for a floor vote: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 --1990'sguy (talk) 08:59, 17 December 2019 (EST)
Interesting article on how Democrats forced Mexico to adopt labor laws that the Democrats don't want in the U.S.: [197] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:30, 18 December 2019 (EST)
The House passed the agreement: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:44, 19 December 2019 (EST)
Some op-eds on the matter: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 15:27, 20 December 2019 (EST)

Interesting article

Probably not an article to add, but this Washington Times article is an interesting read. --1990'sguy (talk) 23:28, 6 September 2017 (EDT)

Here's another good one: [198] --1990'sguy (talk) 17:54, 11 September 2017 (EDT)
Some great statements by Trump on trade: [199] --1990'sguy (talk) 00:38, 20 June 2018 (EDT)
This article, regardless of how correct the author is, about an alleged conflict between Trump's trade and energy policies, is interesting to read: [200] --1990'sguy (talk) 00:00, 26 June 2018 (EDT)
The U.S. detained goods from five countries because it suspects they were made with forced labor: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:44, 1 October 2019 (EDT)
The Trump Administration may add some of Amazon's overseas factories/warehouses to a list of places that sell/make counterfeit goods: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:49, 6 December 2019 (EST)

Here are some good op-ed articles on tariffs and Trump's trade policies: [201][202] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:37, 27 July 2018 (EDT)

Canada wants U.S. to abolish right-to-work

The Canadian government wants the U.S. to abolish right-to-work as part of their NAFTA negotiations because this makes the U.S. more competitive.[203] This is really dumb because the Canadian government could just reform their own system to make it more attractive. Fortunately, it will probably be practically impossible for Congress to do this, and hopefully, the Trump Administration will reject this request. --1990'sguy (talk) 17:54, 11 September 2017 (EDT)

Going soft on trade?

The Trump Administration is saying that it is temporarily taking a softer stance on trade in order to appease Congress so they pass tax reform.[204][205] Hopefully, this softer stance will actually be temporary and not become permanent. --1990'sguy (talk) 22:13, 22 September 2017 (EDT)


The International Trade Commission has recommended that the Trump Administration to raise tariffs on solar power imports.[206][207] --1990'sguy (talk) 09:11, 1 November 2017 (EDT)

The Trump Administration is imposing several other minor tariffs: 1,2,3 These might be things we should add, though they may not be very significant, and the ITC has not approved at least some of them yet. --1990'sguy (talk) 22:46, 13 April 2018 (EDT)
Several major trade decisions may be made this coming month: [208] --1990'sguy (talk) 19:56, 2 May 2018 (EDT)
Several countries are preparing retaliatory tariffs against the U.S. in retaliation to its tariffs: [209] Hopefully, the Trump Administration won't bend in the face of them. --1990'sguy (talk) 12:52, 23 May 2018 (EDT)
An interesting (though somewhat biased) article discussing Trump's trade agenda: [210] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:51, 29 May 2018 (EDT)
Despite the globalist hysteria over Trump's tariffs, most economists don't think they will be all that bad -- a National Association for Business Economics survey found that only 2.4% of economists think the tariffs will have a very bad effect on the economy: [211] This is opposed to over 12% of economists believing they will have be a net positive and 46% who think they will be "marginally negative." --1990'sguy (talk) 21:21, 4 June 2018 (EDT)
Also, Trump's G7 dispute with Canada is not making any impact on the markets, despite what anti-Trumpers might fears: [212] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:01, 13 June 2018 (EDT)
Some articles/news on the Commerce Department auto tariff investigation: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:53, 29 June 2018 (EDT)
More retaliatory tariffs from the EU and Canada: 1,2,3,4,5 Fortunately, the Trump Administration isn't backing down from its tariff positions: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:23, 2 July 2018 (EDT)
If Europe or its car companies make concessions, the U.S. could abandon its proposed car tariffs: [213] If the concessions are substantial, this will be good, but we'll see what ultimately happens. --1990'sguy (talk) 08:45, 5 July 2018 (EDT)
More Chinese retaliatory tariffs: [214] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:05, 10 July 2018 (EDT)
Trump warned about more auto tariffs on the EU if they don't negotiate right: [215] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:43, 12 July 2018 (EDT)
The EU will negotiate with the Trump Administration on this: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 15:52, 18 July 2018 (EDT)
However, the EU is refusing to do no tariffs (both ways) with the U.S., and it seems more interested in fighting rather than reaching a deal: [216] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:43, 22 July 2018 (EDT)

There is a dispute between the U.S. and Rwanda over the latter's trade policies: [217] It may not be as significant as trade relations with China, but it is still something good to watch. --1990'sguy (talk) 21:45, 24 May 2018 (EDT)

Trump's statements on fighting for American farmers on trade: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 14:27, 11 July 2018 (EDT)
Americans are more skeptical of our trade agreements than in the past: [218] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:43, 13 July 2018 (EDT)
Another poll which also shows American discontent with current "free" trade agreements: [219] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:23, 15 July 2018 (EDT)
Interesting article which states that the tariffs may actually help American farmers, something going against the globalist consensus: [220] --1990'sguy (talk) 00:13, 25 July 2018 (EDT)
This UBS poll found that the vast majority of business owners support Trump's tariffs: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:19, 2 August 2018 (EDT)
The Commerce Department is apparently delaying the final report of the Trump Administration's investigation into auto imports: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 11:24, 21 August 2018 (EDT)
The EU is challenging Trump Administration tariffs on Spanish olives: [221] --1990'sguy (talk) 11:37, 28 January 2019 (EST)
Trump Administration decisions it has to make later this year: [222] --1990'sguy (talk) 15:23, 25 February 2019 (EST)
The Trump Administration is reportedly delaying its auto tariff decision: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 11:57, 15 May 2019 (EDT)
Interesting article somewhat related to the auto tariff decision and some other decisions affecting trade: [223] --1990'sguy (talk) 16:12, 16 May 2019 (EDT)
The auto tariff delay (by 6 months) is now official: 1,2,3,4,5 --1990'sguy (talk) 09:56, 17 May 2019 (EDT)
Somewhat interesting article on Trump delaying/lowering/ending some tariffs in the past few days: [224] --1990'sguy (talk) 00:55, 18 May 2019 (EDT)
Trump hinted he may take action against the tariff imbalance regarding wine trade with France: [225] --1990'sguy (talk) 18:32, 10 June 2019 (EDT)
More on the possible auto tariffs, with a decision needing to be made in November: [226] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:00, 26 September 2019 (EDT)
Trump will make a decision soon on auto tariffs: [227] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:44, 2 November 2019 (EDT)
Wilbur Ross says the administration may not have to impose tariffs this month: [228] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:03, 3 November 2019 (EST)
The EU doesn't expect U.S. auto tariffs: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 08:48, 8 November 2019 (EST)
The Commerce Department is praising U.S.-German trade relations ahead of the auto tariff deadline: [229] --1990'sguy (talk) 12:52, 8 November 2019 (EST)
Trump will reportedly delay the tariff decision for 6 months: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:56, 11 November 2019 (EST)
Some legal experts say Trump has run out of time on auto tariffs: [230] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:51, 19 November 2019 (EST)
The possibility of auto tariffs remains: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 09:00, 21 November 2019 (EST)

The Trump Administration will lower the rate of its proposed newsprint tariffs on Canada: [231] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:48, 2 August 2018 (EDT)

The U.S. ITC struck them down: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 13:53, 29 August 2018 (EDT)

An anti-tariff group made a critical report of the Trump Administration's trade policies, but admitted they resulted in more tariff revenue: [232] --1990'sguy (talk) 17:57, 11 October 2018 (EDT)

This Bloomberg article on Trump using uncertainty as a weapon is interesting, but it's very biased against the administration's policies: [233] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:30, 6 December 2018 (EST)
This article states that the tariffs are creating profits, but not a lot of new jobs: [234] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:06, 31 January 2019 (EST)
Somewhat interesting article on how businesses (mainly those in China) are digesting the China tariffs -- they believe this is long term: [235] --1990'sguy (talk) 17:14, 1 March 2019 (EST)
Businesses are trying to get past the tariffs through transshipment: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 17:06, 26 June 2019 (EDT)
This article shows that the hysteria over 10% tariffs didn't have any basis: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 17:44, 12 August 2019 (EDT)
Some good tweets by John Carney on the effects of Trump's recent tariffs: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:43, 18 August 2019 (EDT)
This article claims the effects of Trump's tariffs can be felt worldwide: [236] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:33, 19 October 2019 (EDT)
A study circulated by the National Bureau of Economic Research claims that Trump's tariffs mainly affected retailers rather than consumers: [237] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:22, 28 October 2019 (EDT)
This is an interesting op-ed that argues that tariffs often don't have any effect on producers and consumers, and that they often simply redirect trade flows: [238] --1990'sguy (talk) 20:22, 3 November 2019 (EST)
The UN claims tariffs on China are hurting both countries: [239] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:33, 5 November 2019 (EST)
This article discusses grape prices as a result of the recent tariffs: [240] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:49, 13 November 2019 (EST)
This op-ed criticizes Trump, but it's interesting for discussing how the U.S. is seeing increased trade with Vietnam at the expense of China: [241] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:37, 25 November 2019 (EST)
Trump is facing some upcoming trade/tariff decisions, including on the WTO appellate court and China tariffs: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 09:08, 4 December 2019 (EST)
A judge on the U.S. Court of International Trade blocked some proposed solar panel tariffs from going into effect: [242] --1990'sguy (talk) 09:28, 7 December 2019 (EST)

Reciprocal tax

President Trump is apparently planning on a reciprocal tax on countries that have tariffs on U.S. exports: 1,2,3,4 Hopefully, he has the authority to do it without Congress. --1990'sguy (talk) 22:52, 12 February 2018 (EST)

Aluminum and steel tariffs

President Trump stated he would enact major tariffs on aluminum and steel imports next week (1,2,3,4), though the details are not finalized.[243] If this is the case, it means the White House globalists have failed.[244] Trump seems to strongly support these tariffs even despite opposition from globalists and the establishment, which is good (1,2,3,4). Hopefully, what he signs next week will be the same as what he announced yesterday. Here are some other interesting articles on this issue: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 16:30, 2 March 2018 (EST)

Australia may be exempt from the tariffs: [245] As an aside, this article by The New American shows that giving the executive branch authority over tariffs is probably unconstitutional: [246] (Trump's decision is an achievement regardless, and many other presidents -- Reagan, Bush, etc. -- used that authority, and much worse). --1990'sguy (talk) 23:15, 9 March 2018 (EST)
Apparently, several countries, including the EU as a whole, will get exemptions from the tariffs (1,2,3). --1990'sguy (talk) 13:54, 22 March 2018 (EDT)
Trump is extending the exemptions for the tariffs, but it has apparently reached agreements with several of the countries involved on steel/aluminum imports, with at least some involving quotas: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 Many of the details are not out, and many of the individual agreements are "in principle", so it may not be a good idea to add these right now -- but these should be added once finalized, especially if quotas are involved. --1990'sguy (talk) 23:40, 30 April 2018 (EDT)
The Trump Administration intends to finish the tariff negotiations in the coming month: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 23:47, 1 May 2018 (EDT)
I should have added this a while ago, but Brazil reportedly did not reach an agreement in principle as of May 1, contrary to what the Trump Administration announced a month ago: [247][248] Of course, this was a while ago, and if it's even true, the situation has probably changed by now. --1990'sguy (talk) 22:41, 31 May 2018 (EDT)
Somewhat interesting article on the steel industry since the tariffs, though it doesn't take a very positive stance on them: [249] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:45, 8 July 2019 (EDT)
U.S. Steel is continuing to see its stock drop: [250] --1990'sguy (talk) 20:42, 19 September 2019 (EDT)
This article explains "why" steel tariffs haven't particularly helped steelmakers: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:13, 4 November 2019 (EST)
The problems U.S. Steel faces outweigh the benefits of the tariffs: [251] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:19, 15 December 2019 (EST)
U.S. Steel is laying off over 1,500 workers at a Michigan plant: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 17:15, 20 December 2019 (EST)

So far, contrary to the claims of free trade alarmists, aluminum prices have fallen since Trump's tariff announcements: [252] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:55, 6 April 2018 (EDT)

The aluminum tariff is basically an embargo on Andy McCabe's personal friend, Oleg Deripaska, who made his $5.1 billion as an aluminum exporter. RobSDeep Six the Deep State! 21:11, 17 May 2018 (EDT)

A great op-ed in support of the tariffs: [253] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:59, 2 June 2018 (EDT)

Another good article in support, though I don't see a place for it in the actual article: [254] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:38, 8 July 2018 (EDT)

Interesting, that the steel industry apparently was effective in avoiding tariffs it did not want: [255] --1990'sguy (talk) 13:42, 22 October 2018 (EDT)

Interesting article on some of the effects of the tariffs: [256] --1990'sguy (talk) 00:55, 6 December 2018 (EST)
An earlier article on Commerce Department findings of steel imports from Vietnam: [257] --1990'sguy (talk) 11:56, 3 July 2019 (EDT)

Returning jobs

Due to Trump's tariff announcement, a U.S. steel company based in Illinois announced it would bring back 500 jobs: 1,2,3,4,5 --1990'sguy (talk) 18:24, 7 March 2018 (EST)

Here's what's left of the US steel industry. Today its a ghost town. RobSDeep Six the Deep State! 18:13, 25 April 2018 (EDT)

The effect on the order on steel/aluminum stocks is interesting, but I probably won't add it since the market keeps going up and down -- their stocks rose strongly when the tariffs were announced,[258][259] but they fell after the tariffs weren't as strong as expected.[260] I haven't found an article discussing a more long-term trend. Also, I found this article on "winners and losers" from those tariffs, but because of a paywall, I'm unable to read the article, so I'll post it here for future reference.[261] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:37, 22 May 2018 (EDT)

While I added the original Reuters article (since it is the original), the title of the same article published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch is more friendly to Trump (or less hostile toward him) compared to the original article's title. --1990'sguy (talk) 22:37, 25 May 2018 (EDT)
Interesting article on the reception of Trump's tariffs in Minnesota: [262] --1990'sguy (talk) 19:32, 18 July 2018 (EDT)
Toyota may sell fewer imported cars in the U.S. because of the tariffs, possibly building more in the U.S.: [263] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:51, 23 July 2018 (EDT)
This WSJ article doesn't have a very positive view of the tariffs, though the article doesn't mention any negative effects besides higher prices: [264] --1990'sguy (talk) 18:19, 25 August 2018 (EDT)
This Yahoo Finance poll found that many small business owners support Trump's tariffs: [265] I didn't add it to the article because reading the Yahoo article, it doesn't seem like a very reliable survey (voluntary response, etc.), but it's still interesting to read. --1990'sguy (talk) 22:24, 23 September 2018 (EDT)
CEOs are not confident in the tariffs, though this is not surprising considering their (general) political leanings: [266] --1990'sguy (talk) 18:42, 24 September 2018 (EDT)
However, this business owner -- owning the last flatware company in the U.S. -- expects good results from Trump's tariffs: [267] --1990'sguy (talk) 15:17, 25 September 2018 (EDT)
Maybe not significant enough to add to the article, but Ford admits that the company will absorb the tariffs, not consumers: [268] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:41, 28 September 2018 (EDT)
This doesn't seem to have anything to do with jobs, but this report on factory orders seems to be interpreted against Rump's tariffs: [269] --1990'sguy (talk) 12:12, 21 November 2018 (EST)
This is an early article that doesn't have a particularly positive view of the tariffs, but I'm mentioning it because it cites numerous early studies: [270] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:13, 12 December 2018 (EST)
This article doesn't entirely take a positive stance on the tariffs (it argues there are still some economic problems), but it also states that any economic problems have been significantly less than feared: [271] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:00, 25 January 2019 (EST)
The CBO estimates that while tariffs are hurting the economy, it's only barely and not by a lot: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 23:56, 28 January 2019 (EST)
Solar jobs have fallen, apparently because of the tariffs, according to the Solar Foundation: [272] --1990'sguy (talk) 13:35, 12 February 2019 (EST)
This CPA study found that tariffs on China would create over 1 million jobs in the U.S.: [273] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:56, 25 July 2019 (EDT)

While not a direct example of returning jobs, Ford won't import its Chinese-made cars because of Trump's tariffs: [274] --1990'sguy (talk) 13:42, 31 August 2018 (EDT)

Interesting article discussing two different impacts on two different steel companies: [275] --1990'sguy (talk) 15:55, 10 February 2019 (EST)
Some more related articles on Restoration Hardware: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 23:29, 14 June 2019 (EDT)

Congressional obstruction?

Globalist Republicans will try to pass a bill reducing Trump's powers to enact tariffs, something McConnell is OK with so long as the bill is snuck inside a must-pass spending bill: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:44, 5 June 2018 (EDT)

The Senate passed a symbolic resolution calling for more oversight over tariff matters: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 14:27, 11 July 2018 (EDT)
The Senate passed a bill to cut tariffs on hundreds of products from China, even though China has done nothing to lower its tariffs (the epitome of stupidity on the part of the U.S. Senate): 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:32, 26 July 2018 (EDT)
The U.S. wants quotas on on metals from Canada and Mexico: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:26, 26 March 2019 (EDT)

Tariff exemptions

Wilber Ross announced the first set of exceptions to the steel/aluminum tariffs: 1,2 I don't know if I should even make a small note of this in the article (probably not, since this is supposed to be the first of many announcements out of many requests: 1,2) I guess we'll have to wait and see what happens. --1990'sguy (talk) 07:50, 22 June 2018 (EDT)

The U.S. might give the Russian aluminum producer Rusal an exemption from its tariffs: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 08:59, 21 July 2018 (EDT)
Interesting article on tariff exemption rejections for U.S. energy companies: [276] --1990'sguy (talk) 18:40, 28 August 2018 (EDT)
Trump signed a proclamation on tariff exemptions: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 11:12, 30 August 2018 (EDT)
Hundreds of companies apparently have received exemptions from Trump's steel tariffs: [277] --1990'sguy (talk) 10:23, 15 February 2019 (EST)
It appears that the Trump Administration is reluctant to give exemptions to companies wanting to opt out of the China tariffs, despite Congress ordering the USTR to "create a process" for doing so: [278] --1990'sguy (talk) 15:06, 27 February 2019 (EST)
There has been a much higher proportion of steel tariff exemptions for trade with China compared with Canada: [279] --1990'sguy (talk) 18:10, 3 April 2019 (EDT)
Exemptions on China tariffs: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 23:29, 9 July 2019 (EDT)
Companies are continuing to request exemptions: [280] --1990'sguy (talk) 20:47, 1 October 2019 (EDT)
The Trump Administration may extend tariff extensions: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 23:03, 28 October 2019 (EDT)

Trump stated he will not accept a tariff exemption for Apple, stating they can make their products in the U.S. without facing tariffs: 1,2,3,4,5,6 --1990'sguy (talk) 15:59, 26 July 2019 (EDT)


The countries that negotiated the TPP are now negotiating a new agreement, the CPTPP. The U.S. will not be part of this agreement, according to reports, and this is a good thing if true (1,2). --1990'sguy (talk) 23:47, 12 November 2017 (EST)

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said recently that the U.S. might rejoin the TPP after all: [281] Hopefully, this won't happen. --1990'sguy (talk) 14:27, 3 March 2018 (EST)
The new treaty was signed by 11 countries, excluding the U.S.: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 16:43, 8 March 2018 (EST)
Mnuchin again stated the U.S. would look into rejoining the TPP: [282] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:58, 21 March 2018 (EDT)
President Trump reportedly ordered his aides to look into rejoining the TPP1,2,3,4,5,6 (which would probably be a bad idea no matter what, since the organization did away with reforms it apparently proposed to appease the U.S.[283]). --1990'sguy (talk) 18:55, 12 April 2018 (EDT)
Fortunately, Trump clarified his comments: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 12:02, 13 April 2018 (EDT)
Here's an interesting article about the TPP -- it might not actually contain China: [284] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:42, 13 April 2018 (EDT)
Fortunately, Larry Kudlow appears to be downplaying the chance of the U.S. rejoining TPP: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 14:21, 17 April 2018 (EDT)
Trump himself is still skeptical: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 12:07, 18 April 2018 (EDT)

Here's a good reminder of what Trump said in 2016 about the TPP: [285] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:54, 14 April 2018 (EDT)

Here's a good video (in addition to the article above) on why the TPP would not contain China: [286] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:38, 11 May 2018 (EDT)
Here's another good article on how the TPP would integrate the U.S. with China and Russia: [287] --1990'sguy (talk) 19:53, 14 June 2018 (EDT)

Trade appointments

I looked at some of Trump's trade nominees. Robert Lighthizer, who has already been confirmed and sworn in, is taking a strong stance on trade,[288], while Jeffrey Gerrish, Stephen Vaughn, and Dennis Shea either already serve or have been nominated to important trade positions (1,2). I will add this to the article soon. --1990'sguy (talk) 23:45, 19 November 2017 (EST)

Here are more articles on Lighthizer (mainly from the MSM): 1,2,3,4,5,6 --1990'sguy (talk) 15:37, 3 January 2018 (EST)
The trade team for the China negotiations consists of lower-profile people, but Gerrish, Kaplan, and Malpass have reputations of being tough on China, so I'm hopeful this team will advocate for U.S. interests: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 19:10, 6 January 2019 (EST)
The two Democrat members of the Federal Trade Commission seem to be more supportive of Trump's "Made in America" policy than the three Republican members (all of them were officially nominated by Trump): [289] --1990'sguy (talk) 00:16, 19 April 2019 (EDT)
Potentially helpful article regarding Peter Navarro: [290] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:55, 10 June 2019 (EDT)
Darrell Issa has been appointed to a trade position, and while he seems like a good nominee, he hasn't been confirmed -- he stated that if he's not confirmed by November 3, he'll run for re-election in Congress: [291] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:04, 11 September 2019 (EDT)
More on Darrell Issa, who had his Senate hearing postponed today: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 12:53, 19 September 2019 (EDT)
Interesting article on Lighthizer, with a focus on the recent USMCA and China deals: [292] --1990'sguy (talk) 14:16, 20 December 2019 (EST)

Trade deficit

In 2017, the trade deficit reached its highest level since 2008: 1,2 This can be explained by the fact that President Trump has barely started reforming U.S. trade policy, but hopefully, he and his administration will take a tougher stance on trade real soon. --1990'sguy (talk) 13:16, 6 February 2018 (EST)

Another article on this: [293] --1990'sguy (talk) 18:24, 7 March 2018 (EST)
Fortunately, the trade deficit fell -- the largest one-month decline in two years: 1,2 Also, Canada's trade purplus with the U.S. fell to the lowest level in two years: [294] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:21, 3 May 2018 (EDT)
The trade deficit decreased slightly due to increased exports: [295] --1990'sguy (talk) 16:06, 6 June 2018 (EDT)
The deficit with China rose in 2018: [296] --1990'sguy (talk) 11:08, 15 January 2019 (EST)
The tax cuts bill is apparently a reason for the high trade deficit: [297] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:28, 2 March 2019 (EST)
The trade defecit reached the highest level in a decade: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 11:41, 6 March 2019 (EST)
The trade deficit fell in September 2019: [298] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:39, 28 October 2019 (EDT)

An increase in imports is endangering the U.S.'s ability to produce an important rocket fuel in the country: [299] --1990'sguy (talk) 16:21, 24 October 2018 (EDT)

International forums and other groups

Hopefully, the Trump Administration will stand up for its agenda at the G20 finance summit, as this article already indicates: [300] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:18, 19 March 2018 (EDT)

This might be the final statement from the G20: [301] Not the best, but could be worse. --1990'sguy (talk) 09:04, 21 March 2018 (EDT)
The other six countries of the G7 released a statement opposing Trump's trade actions: [302] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:37, 2 June 2018 (EDT)
The EU and U.S. will establish "a dialogue" soon to discuss their trade differences: [303] We'll see what actually becomes of this. --1990'sguy (talk) 22:04, 8 June 2018 (EDT)
So far, Trump has maintrained a strong line on trade at the G7 summit, though he has also called for a complete removal of all trade barriers (which is slightly concerning, though not surprising and not completely bad): 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 However, the U.S. is reportedly signing on the joint G7 statement, despite the differences on trade policy: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 17:10, 9 June 2018 (EDT)
The G7 agreed to a joint statement that included wording opposing protectionism: [304] However, Trump later stated that he would refuse to endorse the statement after Justin Trudeau criticized him again (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8). --1990'sguy (talk) 21:37, 9 June 2018 (EDT)
Here's the statement Trump just rejected: [305] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:30, 9 June 2018 (EDT)
Navarro referred to the joint statement as one promoting socialist views (which is probably true): 1,2,3 Some other interesting articles: [306][307] --1990'sguy (talk) 17:56, 10 June 2018 (EDT)
The G20 finance ministers will likely keep their join statement on trade vague because of disagreements -- which is good since they all agree on trade except the Trump Administration: [308] --1990'sguy (talk) 14:15, 8 June 2019 (EDT)
The statement endorses "free" trade, though it doesn't explicitly oppose protectionism: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:31, 25 June 2019 (EDT)
More on Trump and trade at the G20: [309] --1990'sguy (talk) 14:27, 28 June 2019 (EDT)
The G20 statement has been released, and it's essentially the same as reported earlier: [310] --1990'sguy (talk) 12:12, 29 June 2019 (EDT)
The G7 trade statement seems good -- we can tell that Trump influenced it: [311] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:22, 26 August 2019 (EDT)

A slightly interesting article that might be useful in the future: [312] --1990'sguy (talk) 20:29, 10 June 2018 (EDT)

The EU and China are joining together to fight Trump's America First trade policies: [313] --1990'sguy (talk) 17:13, 25 June 2018 (EDT)
"North American energy dominance" is another term used to promote globalist integration between nation-states: [314] --1990'sguy (talk) 09:02, 2 December 2019 (EST)

Trump will call for reforming the global trade system at the UN, though it appears that sovereignty will be a theme in his speech, which is good: [315] --1990'sguy (talk) 09:24, 25 September 2018 (EDT)

The Universal Postal Union is reviewing their rates, now that the Trump Administration announced it would pull out: [316] Let's see what comes out of this. --1990'sguy (talk) 11:51, 25 October 2018 (EDT)


The Trump Administration is suing China through the WTO: [317] We'll see what happens with this. --1990'sguy (talk) 22:26, 23 March 2018 (EDT)

And now, China is suing the U.S. through the WTO: [318] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:11, 5 April 2018 (EDT)
This article is interesting: [319] The WTO is a threat to U.S. sovereignty, and it looks like the Trump Administration is allowing the organization to dictate U.S. policy. --1990'sguy (talk) 22:53, 23 April 2018 (EDT)
Another article illustrating this threat: [320] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:39, 17 May 2018 (EDT)
Fortunately, the Trump Administration is suggesting it won't listen to WTO rulings: [321] --1990'sguy (talk) 16:06, 6 June 2018 (EDT)
Here's a somewhat-interesting article on this: [322] --1990'sguy (talk) 14:15, 9 June 2018 (EDT)
The Trump Administration is threatening to veto any WTO ruling that takes longer than 90 days: [323] --1990'sguy (talk) 19:55, 22 June 2018 (EDT)
Trump reportedly talked about potentially leaving the WTO (1,2,3), though he denied it (1,2,3). --1990'sguy (talk) 19:24, 29 June 2018 (EDT)
The Trump Administration has apparently been drafting a bill to allow it to raise tariffs whenever it wants without congressional assent: 1,2 I like the effect it would have in going against "international community" norms, but it would (or should) be unconstitutional, since Congress has the power to institute tariffs. --1990'sguy (talk) 22:16, 1 July 2018 (EDT)
A good perspective on the bill -- it doesn't appear to have been a serious idea, and it's not even necessary: [324] --1990'sguy (talk) 11:59, 2 July 2018 (EDT)
Trump's response to these reports: 1,2,3,4,5 --1990'sguy (talk) 16:42, 2 July 2018 (EDT)
Nice! Trump stated he would withdraw from the WTO minus reforms on their part: [325] --1990'sguy (talk) 17:25, 30 August 2018 (EDT)
I don't see a place in the article for this story, but this is article is interesting, discussing the Trump Administration's efforts to return to a pre-WTO era, as seen with it refusing to nominate members of the WTO court: [326] --1990'sguy (talk) 15:51, 8 January 2019 (EST)
The Trump Administration is proposing another (essentially the same) bill that would allow it to enact tariffs without congressional approval: 1,2 This seems like a good thing for helping advance Trump's trade agenda, but it might be unconstitutional. --1990'sguy (talk) 15:34, 18 January 2019 (EST)
The U.S. won a WTO case against China: [327] --1990'sguy (talk) 14:43, 18 April 2019 (EDT)
This ruling here is not good, though it doesn't directly affect the U.S.: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 17:56, 26 April 2019 (EDT)
Another bad WTO ruling (1,2,3), though if the Trump Administration continues to withold judges for the WTO's appellate court, the organization's "judicial" system will collapse this year: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 15:07, 16 July 2019 (EDT)
The EU and Canada have agreed on a way to nullify the effects of the lack of judges, trying to avoid Trump Administration pressure to reform the WTO: [328] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:53, 25 July 2019 (EDT)
Another WTO ruling against the U.S. that helps China: [329] --1990'sguy (talk) 18:29, 15 August 2019 (EDT)
The WTO has ruled in favor of U.S. tariffs on Airbus: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14 --1990'sguy (talk) 08:53, 16 September 2019 (EDT)
The last U.S. appellate judge in the WTO is expected to resign in December, meaning that the globalist organization will hopefully be paralyzed after that: [330] --1990'sguy (talk) 20:04, 19 September 2019 (EDT)

Interesting -- even "bilateral" trade deals, which are better than multilateral ones, are still under WTO authority: [331] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:36, 13 July 2018 (EDT)

The Trump Administration is tring to push back against the growing power of the WTO, but its efforts are probably not enough: [332] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:29, 19 July 2018 (EDT)
More on the dangers of the WTO: [333] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:30, 13 September 2018 (EDT)
G20 trade ministers are calling for "WTO reform", a phrase which is worrying: [334] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:02, 14 September 2018 (EDT)
The G20 nations have reportedly agreed to "reforming" the WTO: [335] Hopefully, the Trump Administration didn't agree to anything that would reduce U.S. sovereignty. --1990'sguy (talk) 11:36, 1 December 2018 (EST)
Here's what the G20 nations agreed on: [336] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:26, 1 December 2018 (EST)
The WTO states that 20 trade restrictions have been enacted among the G20 nations in late 2018 and early 2019, and a lower number of actions liberalizing trade have been enacted than usual: [337] --1990'sguy (talk) 11:24, 24 June 2019 (EDT)
The WTO's appellate court could become defunct in only a couple weeks: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 --1990'sguy (talk) 23:17, 21 November 2019 (EST)
The U.S. is also challenging the amount of pay the WTO's judges receive, which is a good move: [338] --1990'sguy (talk) 16:57, 22 November 2019 (EST)
Some extra articles related to the WTO's appellate court collapse: 1,2,3,4,5 --1990'sguy (talk) 15:02, 19 December 2019 (EST)

The U.S. filed WTO challenges to retaliatory tariffs enacted by other countries: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 17:12, 16 July 2018 (EDT)

Fortunately, the WTO ruled in favor of the U.S. in a trade case initiated by China: [339] --1990'sguy (talk) 17:51, 28 February 2019 (EST)
The U.S. won a WTO case against India: [340] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:43, 31 October 2019 (EDT)
The WTO stated that China can impose #3.6 billion in sanctions against the U.S.: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:58, 1 November 2019 (EDT)
The WTO rejected most of India's claims against the U.S. in a recent decision: [341] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:26, 15 November 2019 (EST)
The WTO has apparently ruled again in favor of the U.S. in its dispute with the EU over Airbus: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 09:01, 2 December 2019 (EST)
The WTO expended a ban on digital trade tariffs for an additional six months: [342] --1990'sguy (talk) 09:09, 10 December 2019 (EST)

Protecting domestic car production

This is interesting: the Trump Administration is considering tightening environmental regulations on foreign cars in order to protect the domestic car-production industry: 1,2,3,4 I can see how this can become a slippery slope to more domestic environmental regulations, but it still seems like a smart move that takes advantage of the leftist environmental/regulatory agenda to actually advance a conservative agenda. --1990'sguy (talk) 21:44, 6 April 2018 (EDT)

Other domestic production

Some senators sponsored a bill to require federal government-owned American flags to be made in America: 1,2 Hopefully, it will become law. --1990'sguy (talk) 19:17, 6 July 2019 (EDT)

Trade investigations

The Trump Administration is investigating whether China is dumping steel wheels on the U.S. market: [343] This may be something to add, though it seems rather minor compared to the other investigations already in this article (though maybe it's appropriate to add). --1990'sguy (talk) 23:13, 18 April 2018 (EDT)

The Commerce Department found that China is dumping steel wheels into the U.S.: 1,2,3 This still seems relatively minor, so I'll probably leave it out unless I see more articles about it. --1990'sguy (talk) 21:46, 22 March 2019 (EDT)
Another source into the investigation of a French tax, from the Financial Times with its paywall that doesn't even allow me to see the authors and date of publishing: [344] --1990'sguy (talk) 00:05, 11 July 2019 (EDT)
Trump will reportedly not take any action on uranium imports: [345] --1990'sguy (talk) 16:42, 12 July 2019 (EDT)
More sources on the recent uranium imports investigation that I added: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 23:25, 13 July 2019 (EDT)
The Trump Administration will announce its response to a French digital tax in a few days: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 16:52, 27 November 2019 (EST)

Intellectual property

The USTR kept China (unsurprisingly) on its watch list for intellectual property, and it added Canada to the list: [346] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:35, 28 April 2018 (EDT)

"Buy America" bill

Apparently, in the omnibus spending bill was an act strengthening the laws already in place requiring federal government agencies to buy only from American companies: [347] Unfortunately, the only good article I found about this mainly discussed agencies apparently doing little to comply with the law. I want to add this, but I want better articles first (and it's probably too early to count this as a failure, since the bill just became law, so it's too early to say there's a lack of enforcement). --1990'sguy (talk) 18:14, 30 April 2018 (EDT)

The government is not even tracking where it buys much of what it buys: [348] --1990'sguy (talk) 00:50, 21 December 2018 (EST)

Made in America

Trump hosted a "Made in America" event today: [349][350] This might possibly be something to add to the article as a "non-policy" achievement, though, though I'd like to see some more good sources before adding. --1990'sguy (talk) 21:51, 23 July 2018 (EDT)

Interesting article on public support for "Made in America": [351] --1990'sguy (talk) 00:21, 14 August 2018 (EDT)
I missed this report that Trump would declare a "Made in America Week": [352] --1990'sguy (talk) 00:23, 16 July 2019 (EDT)

More on this general topic

Trump is reportedly preparing an executive order expanding his "buy American" policy for government infrastructure projects: [353] --1990'sguy (talk) 00:18, 16 August 2018 (EDT)

I added this achievement the day it was signed, but here's an extra source on Trump's order in January on steel and iron: [354] --1990'sguy (talk) 12:31, 21 July 2019 (EDT)

Open skies agreements

I will add this in a moment, but I'm adding surplus sources here now: 1,2,3,4,5 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:27, 17 May 2018 (EDT)

Great statements on trade

Some very great comments today, with Trump stating that "Tariffs are the greatest!": 1,2,3 This may be a statement to add, but I don't know how much it would fit with the other info in the "Other achievements" section. As an aside, here's a good op-ed in support of the tariffs that might be good to add if I can find a place for it: [355] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:43, 24 July 2018 (EDT)

Some more great statements defending his trade/tariff policies: 1,2,3,4,5 --1990'sguy (talk) 14:06, 5 August 2018 (EDT)
Trump is not backing down on trade, based on remarks made to major CEOs today: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 23:03, 7 August 2018 (EDT)
More statements: [356] --1990'sguy (talk) 11:51, 8 August 2018 (EDT)
More statements, though this interview also covers other topics: [357] --1990'sguy (talk) 09:26, 16 August 2018 (EDT)
Another great (and very true) statement: [358] --1990'sguy (talk) 13:33, 16 August 2018 (EDT)
Another great statement: [359] --1990'sguy (talk) 15:46, 28 August 2018 (EDT)
More great comments, telling Apple that they'll avoid tariffs if it moves its factories back to the U.S.: 1,2,3,4,5 --1990'sguy (talk) 19:41, 8 September 2018 (EDT)
More great statements: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 08:47, 10 September 2018 (EDT)
Some of the statements above were on Ford, but unfortunately, Ford doesn't want to make more of its products in the U.S.:[360] --1990'sguy (talk) 13:51, 10 September 2018 (EDT)
Great response to reports on new China talks: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 17:26, 13 September 2018 (EDT)
More statements on tariffs: [361] --1990'sguy (talk) 13:39, 17 September 2018 (EDT)
Strong statements against China: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:09, 18 September 2018 (EDT)
Another strong stance on trade: [362] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:30, 26 September 2018 (EDT)
President Trump strongly criticized his critics on trade again: [363] --1990'sguy (talk) 15:49, 24 October 2018 (EDT)
Great statements criticizing GM for announcing it would close some plants in the U.S.: 1,2,3,4,5 --1990'sguy (talk) 16:16, 26 November 2018 (EST)
More great statements on trade (1,2), including on how GM is going against the trend of other companies (though I don't recall seeing other sources discussing these moves by themselves: [364] --1990'sguy (talk) 12:10, 29 November 2018 (EST)
Some various good statements on trade: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 09:53, 22 April 2019 (EDT)
Good statements defending the administration's tariffs against China: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19 --1990'sguy (talk) 09:17, 6 May 2019 (EDT)
More great statements pointing out that China would rather "negotiate" (scare quotes necessary) with weak Democrats like Biden: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 --1990'sguy (talk) 09:38, 8 May 2019 (EDT)
Great statements in Pennsylvania that his trade actions have helped industry in the state: [365] --1990'sguy (talk) 10:13, 21 May 2019 (EDT)
Good statements regarding tariffs on China by Trump, Pompeo, and others: 1,2,3,4,5 --1990'sguy (talk) 14:09, 3 June 2019 (EDT)
Good statements by Trump on tariffs: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 14:30, 7 June 2019 (EDT)
Good statements opposing the Chamber of Commerce for opposing tariffs on Mexico: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 12:06, 10 June 2019 (EDT)
Some more good statements by Trump regarding pending negotiations with China: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 17:02, 26 June 2019 (EDT)
Some more good statements on China and its dealings with a potential Democrat president: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 --1990'sguy (talk) 10:23, 30 July 2019 (EDT)
Some good comments by Trump against France and China on trade: [366] --1990'sguy (talk) 16:34, 24 August 2019 (EDT)
The media made a lot of noise over Trump's apparent comment on having "second thoughts" over his recent actions against China, but Trump's comments themselves, as well as the White House's clarififcation, doesn't look like it should worry conservatives at all: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24 --1990'sguy (talk) 12:34, 25 August 2019 (EDT)
More statements on China: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19 --1990'sguy (talk) 09:41, 26 August 2019 (EDT)
Great statements by Trump stating that he doesn't need a deal with China before 2020 -- flexibility is good -- and he stated that he wants a full agreement with China rather than a partial agreement: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:21, 20 September 2019 (EDT)
Another good statement, stating that the U.S. is winning the trade war with China: [367] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:38, 30 September 2019 (EDT)
More statements by Trump on China: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:01, 10 October 2019 (EDT)

Some good comments by Peter Navarro: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 15:26, 10 November 2018 (EST)

Decent op-ed by Navarro and Rep. Duffy: [368] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:40, 16 May 2019 (EDT)
Some good statements by Lighthizer: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:44, 18 June 2019 (EDT)
Good statements by Peter Navarro criticizing the WSJ's stance on trade: [369] --1990'sguy (talk) 18:56, 19 August 2019 (EDT)
Good statements of support from former press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders: [370] --1990'sguy (talk) 13:35, 7 September 2019 (EDT)
Some more good statements by Navarro: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:11, 9 September 2019 (EDT)

It's great that Trump pointed out that the car industries in the U.S. that are doing the best are those helped by high tariffs: [371] --1990'sguy (talk) 18:52, 28 November 2018 (EST)

Trump stated he would reciprocate Harley-Davidson tariffs imposed on it by the EU: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 16:39, 23 April 2019 (EDT)
Some good statements by Trump regarding the USMCA deal: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:46, 12 July 2019 (EDT)
Trump stated he's keeping auto tariffs on the table: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 23:22, 2 August 2019 (EDT)
Some more good statements on potential auto tariffs on Europe: [372] --1990'sguy (talk) 11:24, 24 August 2019 (EDT)
Some decent statements by Trump, stating that the U.S. would win a trade war with the EU: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:20, 16 October 2019 (EDT)
Some more good statements by Trump, stating that his trade policies have helped the U.S., and speaking against the EU's policies: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 17:39, 12 November 2019 (EST)

Trump criticized other countries for manipulating the dollar and has called on the U.S. to counter this with its own manipulation: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 12:47, 3 July 2019 (EDT)

Trump reportedly ordered his administration to find ways to weaken the dollar: [373] --1990'sguy (talk) 14:43, 10 July 2019 (EDT)
More on this: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 12:15, 18 July 2019 (EDT)
Trump criticized China's currency manipulation today and urged the Fed to counter it: 1,2,3,4,5,6 --1990'sguy (talk) 16:27, 5 August 2019 (EDT)
More on the administration's currency manipulator designation on China yesterday: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 06:35, 6 August 2019 (EDT)
Good statements by Trump on China, confident, but knowing that a fight with China won't be easy: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:02, 15 August 2019 (EDT)

Trade with the EU

Trump and Jean-Claude Juncker announced a deal between their two governments for non-auto industrial products, where they would work toward no tariffs, barriers, and subsidies, and they said the EU would import more agricultural products. Also, it appears that Trump won't institute the proposed auto tariffs: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 This appears to be very good news, and I am very tempted to add it to the article, but it appears to be just an announcement of an intention to do these things. The two leaders said they would appoint a working group to negotiate a deal, so a formal deal probably hasn't been reached. We'll see what happens. --1990'sguy (talk) 23:22, 25 July 2018 (EDT)

According to Larry Kudlow, the EU will help the U.S. confront China on trade. --1990'sguy (talk) 21:22, 26 July 2018 (EDT)
The New American, a very good conservative publication, does not like this deal (or statement of intentions)[374][375] -- this is mainly because of the EU's promise to help the U.S. "reform" the WTO (which I forgot to mention as a part of the agreement), as well as the fact that the U.S. won't institute any more tariffs despite the EU having much higher auto tariffs (something which won't be addressed in the negotiations). --1990'sguy (talk) 21:22, 26 July 2018 (EDT)
Another interesting article on this apparent "shift" in tactics: [376] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:49, 26 July 2018 (EDT)
More on this overall development: [377] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:57, 26 July 2018 (EDT)
The Trump Administration's gas deal with the EU, also part of this agreement (which I once again forgot to mention) could hurt Russia's economy: [378] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:53, 26 July 2018 (EDT)
Ted Malloch, who was believed to have been a candidate for the EU ambassador nomination (though the article incorrectly calls him the sitting ambassador) said that the Trump Administration would not make trade deals with the EU as a bloc: [379] Interesting how it's apparently changed. --1990'sguy (talk) 21:37, 27 July 2018 (EDT)
Another article about the soybean export issue: [380] --1990'sguy (talk) 16:24, 28 July 2018 (EDT)
EU soybean imports from the U.S. almost quadrupled early this year, though it appears to have been because of market forces rather than any government action: [381][382] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:50, 1 August 2018 (EDT)
More on the apparent EU-U.S. gas deal: [383] --1990'sguy (talk) 10:05, 1 August 2018 (EDT)
The EU wants the U.S. to drop all restrictions it has on exporting its natural gas: [384] --1990'sguy (talk) 17:45, 9 August 2018 (EDT)
Negotiations with the EU regarding agriculture are completely stalemated: [385] --1990'sguy (talk) 14:24, 12 March 2019 (EDT)
The U.S. has reportedly decided to increase tariffs on the EU: [386] --1990'sguy (talk) 16:52, 30 May 2019 (EDT)
Wilbur Ross's statements on trade negotiations with the EU: [387] --1990'sguy (talk) 20:12, 16 June 2019 (EDT)

Something concerning to watch out for -- the Trump Administration may seek to move forward with the same trade deal that the Obama Administration sought with the EU: [388] --1990'sguy (talk) 15:34, 12 September 2018 (EDT)

The U.S. may retaliate in return for a digital tax created by Italy: [389] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:37, 15 October 2019 (EDT)

Overall trade negotiations

This is an interesting article on Trump's trade negotiations with other countries so far: [390] --1990'sguy (talk) 12:13, 11 August 2018 (EDT)

Gary Cohn, with the support of Rob Porter, reportedly took documents off Trump's desk that would have withdrawn the U.S. from NAFTA and KORUS: [391] --1990'sguy (talk) 17:53, 4 September 2018 (EDT)
The U.S. and Japan have begun trade negotiations: [392] --1990'sguy (talk) 17:07, 7 September 2018 (EDT)
Another example of Cohn and Porter obstructing Trump's trade agenda: [393] --1990'sguy (talk) 10:44, 13 September 2018 (EDT)
Another article on a U.S.-Japan trade agreement: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:30, 26 September 2018 (EDT)
The U.S. and Israel will begin negotiations to update a trade agreement soon: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 14:15, 10 March 2019 (EDT)
More sources on the U.S.'s ending of preferential trade status with India and Turkey which I didn't use when I added it: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:57, 10 March 2019 (EDT)
It looks like the U.S. is now negotiating with India: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:48, 6 May 2019 (EDT)
Trump wants a trade agreement with Brazil: [394] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:06, 30 July 2019 (EDT)
Negotiations with Brazil have begun: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:27, 31 July 2019 (EDT)
The U.S. and India are reportedly close to reaching a trade deal: [395] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:20, 17 September 2019 (EDT)
It's possible Trump and Modi will sign a limited trade deal in the coming days: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 08:54, 21 September 2019 (EDT)
The Trump Administration wants to reach a trade agreement with Iceland for national security purposes (to help counter China): [396] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:29, 22 September 2019 (EDT)
There's less time now for the various trade negotiations: [397] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:23, 5 October 2019 (EDT)
The U.S. removed tariffs for five Indonesian products, as part of trade negotiations between the two countries: [398] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:41, 30 October 2019 (EDT)
Trump stated he and Erdoğan will discuss trade negotiations: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:29, 13 November 2019 (EST)
The EU is rejecting a U.S. proposal for a deal on lobster exports to Europe: [399] --1990'sguy (talk) 09:04, 15 November 2019 (EST)
Vietnam is considering cutting tariffs on some American products: [400] --1990'sguy (talk) 09:23, 9 December 2019 (EST)

Trump stated that Japan will invest $40 billion into U.S. factories: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:51, 27 April 2019 (EDT)

More on negotiations with Japan: [401] --1990'sguy (talk) 15:36, 1 August 2019 (EDT)
An agreement "in principle" has been reached with Japan (but, "in principle" agreements don't mean much, as negotiations could continue for a long time longer): 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 --1990'sguy (talk) 17:04, 25 August 2019 (EDT)
This agreement with Japan could help the U.S. to gain the upper hand against China: [402] --1990'sguy (talk) 20:56, 30 August 2019 (EDT)
More regarding Japan: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 08:52, 5 September 2019 (EDT)
Apparent progress with Japan in reaching a trade agreement: 1,2,3,4,5 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:30, 16 September 2019 (EDT)
The trade talks have stalled over a disagreement over car tariffs: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 17:11, 23 September 2019 (EDT)
Japan's lower house approved the already-agreed trade deal: [403] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:52, 19 November 2019 (EST)
Trump will reportedly sign the agreement next week: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 23:17, 4 December 2019 (EST)
Japan will make sure the trade agreement goes into effect in January 2020: [404] --1990'sguy (talk) 09:00, 5 December 2019 (EST)

The Trump Administration might designate Vietnam a currency manipulator: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 00:17, 10 May 2019 (EDT)

Taiwan is trying to increase its purchases of U.S. products to avoid being labeled a currency manipulator: [405] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:45, 25 November 2019 (EST)

Not necessarily because of trade negotiations, but they are a big reason why Brazil's and Mexico's currencies are diverging from each other when they usually align: [406] --1990'sguy (talk) 20:52, 14 June 2019 (EDT)

The U.S. and France reportedly reached an agreement on France's digital tax on Big Tech companies: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 --1990'sguy (talk) 23:49, 26 August 2019 (EDT)

This op-ed doesn't seem like it's from a conservative perspective, based on the first paragraph, but it criticizes the digital tax deal between the U.S. and France: [407] --1990'sguy (talk) 11:45, 24 September 2019 (EDT)
Somewhat interesting articles and op-eds on the situation between the U.S. and France: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 00:05, 6 December 2019 (EST)
Bolsonaro's response to Trump's recent tariff announcement against Brazil: [408] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:30, 6 December 2019 (EST)
Big Tech companies support the U.S. tech tariffs on France: [409] --1990'sguy (talk) 10:29, 8 January 2020 (EST)

Now that the USMCA agreement looks like it will be fully approved and coming into effect, the Trump Administration will focus on negotiations with other countries: [410] --1990'sguy (talk) 14:21, 20 December 2019 (EST)


I removed this info:

See also:

I did so because even though this could be considered a good example of economic nationalism in action, they are still subsidies (meaning large government spending). Also, this was intended to be temporary, as the U.S. finds a permanent solution, and it doesn't seem very significant to include. Thus, I will keep it out of the article. --1990'sguy (talk) 10:55, 1 September 2018 (EDT)

Another source on this: [411] --1990'sguy (talk) 17:53, 4 September 2018 (EDT)
A great statement by Trump related to this: [412] --1990'sguy (talk) 12:21, 5 November 2018 (EST)
A Chinese-owned company asked the USDA to terminate a contract after Senator Chuck Grassley accused it of using money intended to help American farmers: [413] --1990'sguy (talk) 19:01, 16 November 2018 (EST)
According to the NYT (yes, not the best source), the subsidies haven't done much help: [414] --1990'sguy (talk) 16:03, 19 November 2018 (EST)
Trump announced a second round of subsidies: [415] --1990'sguy (talk) 17:19, 17 December 2018 (EST)
Another $16 billion for farmers amid the conflict with China: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 --1990'sguy (talk) 14:37, 23 May 2019 (EDT)
More on the $16 billion subsidies: [416] --1990'sguy (talk) 10:57, 25 July 2019 (EDT)
Many of the subsidies are going to multinational agricultural corporations, not small family farms: [417] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:57, 2 August 2019 (EDT)
Farmers' approval of Trump is increasing: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:12, 8 August 2019 (EDT)
More on farmers and Trump, and the subsidies to them: [418] --1990'sguy (talk) 15:59, 9 August 2019 (EDT)
The USDA is buying the crops from farmers and giving it to public schools: [419] --1990'sguy (talk) 20:34, 11 August 2019 (EDT)
Many farmers are angry at the D.C. bureaucracy, not Trump: [420] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:55, 10 September 2019 (EDT)
Almost 40% of farmer income in 2019 was through federal subsidies: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 17:01, 31 October 2019 (EDT)
The USDA is planning more subsidies: 1,2,3,4,5,6 --1990'sguy (talk) 23:02, 7 November 2019 (EST)

Anti-tariff legislation signed

Trump signed a bill to lift tariffs on almost 1,700 items, including many on his China tariff list: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 I thought of adding this as a failure (it definitely leans in that direction), but this bill is temporary (though it probably will be renewed), apparently won't lift the China tariffs, and used the be the law until Congress's failure to renew it in 2012. Thus, I don't think it's significant enough to add. --1990'sguy (talk) 17:00, 9 October 2018 (EDT)

Dollar strength

The Trump Administration might possibly use currency manipulation to the U.S.'s advantage in the trade war: [421] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:01, 15 September 2019 (EDT)

Potential images to use

Here are some potentially good images to use. for future reference, related to the Trump Administration's trade policies: 1,2,3,4,5,6 --1990'sguy (talk) 11:37, 21 October 2019 (EDT)