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    

Tariff Tracker: New NAFTA Preliminary Deal Does Little to Quell Auto Market Uncertainty

Tariff Tracker: New NAFTA Preliminary Deal Does Little to Quell Auto Market Uncertainty

A renegotiation of NAFTA brokered between the US and Mexico seems to have forgotten one very important element - Canada. With all three countries required to sign off on any changes to the trade agreement, is this deal already doomed?

  Automotive & Transport      Industry Studies      Tariffs    

Tariff Tracker: Canada’s Retaliatory Tariffs Impact Windows & Doors Industry

Tariff Tracker: Canada’s Retaliatory Tariffs Impact Windows & Doors Industry

In July, the Canadian government retaliated against the Trump administration's initial steel and aluminum tariffs with a slew of its own new taxes on US-produced steel and aluminum products. Now, manufacturers and consumers alike in both countries are suffering the consequences.


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.

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Tariff Tracker: With Latest Round, Foamed Plastic Market Slowdown?

Tariff Tracker: With Latest Round, Foamed Plastic Market Slowdown?

The Trump administration's latest round of 25% tariffs on Chinese imports will hit the foamed plastic insulation market particularly hard. With prices set to rise, are other types of insulation next?


Tariff Tracker: US HVAC Industry Hit Hard by Trump Tariffs

Tariff Tracker:  US HVAC Industry Hit Hard by Trump Tariffs

Tariffs on steel and aluminum paired with tariffs on industrial heating equipment and industrial furnaces have led to a big problem for the US HVAC industry. How will HVAC manufacturers respond?

  Industry Studies      Machinery & Equipment      Tariffs    

Tariff Tracker: Recreational Boating Industry Is Rocked by the Rough Seas of a Trade War

Tariff Tracker: Recreational Boating Industry Is Rocked by the Rough Seas of a Trade War

The recreational boating industry is facing tariffs not only on boats themselves, but on boat parts and the materials used to construct them. These tariffs are likely to raise costs and increase uncertainty. Will this be too much to withstand for an industry that has rebounded after collapsing during the Great Recession?

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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