U.S. – China Trade War: Opportunities & Risks for Southeast Asia
Moeller, Joergen Oerstroem | October 2018
Prior to his election President Trump made it clear that he thought the U.S. suffered from bad trade deals entered into by his predecessors. He wanted fair trade instead of free trade without specifying exactly what he meant by that. Since his inauguration, initiatives have been launched to renegotiate trade agreements, and after some hesitation the U.S. has started to impose tariffs on imports from China, which has in turn retaliated. The two parties mix threats and negotiations blurring the picture, and for the first time in more than 30 years, free trade between the U.S. and China is rolled back. The question is how fast and how deep this will be and whether the rollback will be permanent or revoked at a later day. For Southeast Asian countries it is of paramount importance to form a picture of how they will be involved; how much they will suffer and will opportunities open up for them.
CitationMoeller, Joergen Oerstroem. 2018. U.S. – China Trade War: Opportunities & Risks for Southeast Asia. © ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute. http://hdl.handle.net/11540/8906.
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