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Stuck in the Middle: Latin America in the U.S. - China Trade Spat
IIG Trade Finance Insights, May 2018

The trade dispute between the United States and China could have both positive and negative impacts on Latin America in this crucial political year.

When President Donald Trump announced he was going to slap 25% tariffs on steel and 10% tariffs on aluminum imports back in March, the world shuddered: could this move, clearly targeted at Chinese exporters, be the start of a trade war between the two economic superpowers? If so, and considering the complexity and geographic spread of modern supply chains, the consequences would be felt globally...

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