The China Tariff Mess

Author
Martin S. Feldstein
Content Type
Commentary and Analysis
Institution
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University
Abstract
The cost to US consumers and firms imposed by tariffs on Chinese imports is not large relative to the gain that would be achieved if the US succeeds in persuading China to stop illegally taking US firms’ technology. But the Trump administration should state that this is the goal, and that the tariffs will be removed when it is met.
Topic
International Cooperation, International Political Economy, International Affairs
Political Geography
Global Focus