Australia dodges US tariff blitz

Original article by Jacob Greber
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 11 : 4-Dec-19

US President Donald Trump has accused Brazil and Argentina of deliberately devaluing their currencies. He has retaliated by removing a tariff exemption on steel and aluminium imports from the two nations. Australian imports will continue to be subject to the tariff exemption; local aluminium producers have significantly cut their shipment to the US since May, when concerns were raised within the Trump administration about a sharp rise in export volumes. Trump has also flagged tariffs on imports from France in response to the nation’s digital services tax.

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UNITED STATES. EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

US-China trade war to rage for decades

Original article by Glenda Korporaal, Rosie Lewis, Ben Packham
The Australian – Page: 1 & 6 : 9-Aug-19

The Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet’s secretary Martin Parkinson says the US-China trade war is unlikely to be resolved in the near-term, and it could last for decades. He has also used an Asia Society briefing to note that the trade tensions have already undermined confidence in the rules-based trade system. Meanwhile, Business Council of Australia CEO Jennifer Westacott says that handling the trade war requires a delicate balancing act, given that the US is Australia’s biggest ally and China is the nation’s largest trading partner.

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AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET, BUSINESS COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA, LIBERAL PARTY OF AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, JOHN CURTIN RESEARCH CENTRE