Tariff Tracker: US-China Trade War Escalation to Impact Market for Wood Building Products

Tariff Tracker: US-China Trade War Escalation to Impact Market for Wood Building Products

Rising trade tensions between the US and Chinese governments - including new 10% tariffs from the US on $200 billion in Chinese goods - threatens to further impact US imports of wood products. Find out why this has significant implications for the US building materials industry.


Tariff Tracker: Proposed Tariffs on Plastic Bags Could Harm Green Businesses

Tariff Tracker: Proposed Tariffs on Plastic Bags Could Harm Green Businesses

A 10% tariff on $200 billion in Chinese imports took effect today.
The inclusion of certain plastic bags on that list seems like it should be a boon for green businesses. Find out why one Freedonia analyst thinks that may not be the case.

  Industry Studies      Plastics & Other Polymers      Tariffs    

Tariff Tracker: Newest Tariff List Will Hit Consumers Hardest

Tariff Tracker: Newest Tariff List Will Hit Consumers Hardest

While most of the tariffs put forth by the Trump administration thus far have primarily impacted manufacturers, the most recent round is set to have a more direct impact on consumers' wallets. Which goods should consumers expect to pay more for in the coming weeks?

  Consumer Goods      Freedonia Focus      Industry Studies      Tariffs    

Tariff Tracker: Congressional Testimony Reveals Divide Among Flooring Manufacturers

Tariff Tracker: Congressional Testimony Reveals Divide Among Flooring Manufacturers

Will the tariffs imposed by the Trump administration help or hurt the US flooring industry? Testimony by key industry participants shows that companies are divided.

  About      Construction & Building Products      Industry Studies      Tariffs    

Start the Presses! The US Overturns Newsprint Tariffs

Start the Presses! The US Overturns Newsprint Tariffs

In August, the ailing newspaper industry received a measure of relief after the US International Trade Commission overturned a damaging tariff on newsprint. Why was the tariff instated in the first place? Read all about it inside.

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies      Tariffs    

Tariff Tracker: More Tariffs, Please

Tariff Tracker: More Tariffs, Please

As the trade war between the US and China heats up, the Trump administration is readying its next salvo: a 10% tariff rate on $200 billion worth of products, including plasticware. Who are some of the winners and losers in this latest round of import taxes?

  Consumer Goods      Freedonia Focus      Plastics & Other Polymers      Tariffs    

Tariff Tracker: Will US Raw Materials Tariffs Give Prospective Fence Buyers Pause?

Tariff Tracker: Will US Raw Materials Tariffs Give Prospective Fence Buyers Pause?

Several of the most popular fencing materials in the US are subject to new tariffs of more than 20%. How will this affect demand for fencing going forward?


Tariff Tracker: US-China Automobile Tariffs Causing Global Trouble

Tariff Tracker: US-China Automobile Tariffs Causing Global Trouble

For European automotive manufacturers, the trade dispute between the US and China has benefits and pitfalls. Check out a few of the reasons why.

  Automotive & Transport      Industry Studies      Machinery & Equipment      Tariffs    

Tariff Tracker: Tech Leader Cree Sees Hardship Ahead with Chinese Component Duties

Tariff Tracker: Tech Leader Cree Sees Hardship Ahead with Chinese Component Duties

One ostensible goal of the Trump administration’s trade war with China is to boost domestic manufacturing and limit US consumption of lower cost Chinese goods. So why are some manufacturers pushing back? Here's one Freedonia analyst's take.

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies      Machinery & Equipment      Tariffs    

3 Keys to Understanding Trade Data & Its Applications

3 Keys to Understanding Trade Data & Its Applications

Deciphering trade data is tricky at the best of times. Now, with several major world powers embroiled in a contentious trade war, understanding the global trade climate might be more confusing than ever. For more clarity, check out these 3 keys to finding and using trade data.

  Custom Research      Industry Studies      Tariffs