Tariff Tracker: Another Day, Another Dodged Tariff

Tariff Tracker: Another Day, Another Dodged Tariff

Importers and exporters have long taken advantage of free trade agreements to circumvent tariffs using such methods as transshipments, outsourcing production, and internal supply chain shifts. Increasingly, however, Chinese manufacturers are taking a simpler – if more ethically dubious – approach to avoiding US-imposed tariffs: code misclassification.

  Freedonia Focus      Industry Studies      Tariffs    

Tariff Tracker: How Will Shift from NAFTA to USMCA Impact the Car Industry?

Tariff Tracker: How Will Shift from NAFTA to USMCA Impact the Car Industry?

The Trump administration’s unapologetic disparagement of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has resulted in a replacement agreement, announced October 1. Now known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), has NAFTA changed in anything but name?

  Automotive & Transport      Freedonia Focus      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: 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: Supply Chain Shell Game

Tariff Tracker:  Supply Chain Shell Game

The Trump administration's tariffs stand to negatively impact the bottom lines of numerous companies large and small. Find out how some multinational corporations are seeking to mitigate the consequences of these new import taxes through strategic use of supply chains.

  Freedonia Focus      Industry Studies      Tariffs    

Tariff Tracker: The Last of Many Straws

Tariff Tracker:  The Last of Many Straws

The Trump administration's current trade dispute with China is partially rooted in years of smaller scale conflicts and regulatory disputes between the Chinese government and US-based firms. Find out some of the precursors to tariffs, as well as what the future might hold.

  Freedonia Focus      Industry Studies      Tariffs    

5 Key Questions for Evaluating External Secondary Data

5 Key Questions for Evaluating External Secondary Data

Secondary data is a crucial component of strategic decision-making. But sometimes it's tough to tell whether or not the information you've gathered is accurate. Next time you doubt a piece of data, ask yourself these 5 questions to determine whether it suits your needs.

  Custom Research      Freedonia Focus      Industry Studies    

3 Important Business Problems That Market Research Can Solve

3 Important Business Problems That Market Research Can Solve

Increasing global competition and rapid advancements in technology have made owning and operating a business more challenging than ever. Check out these 3 business problems that a trusted market research firm can help you solve.

  Custom Research      Freedonia Focus      Industry Studies    

6 Hot Growth Markets to Watch in 2018

6 Hot Growth Markets to Watch in 2018

Ring in the New Year with predictions from a few Freedonia analysts about the fastest growing industries for 2018 and beyond.

  Chemicals      Construction & Building Products      Consumer Goods      Freedonia Focus      Industry Studies      Machinery & Equipment      Security