Trade war?

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Re: Trade war?

Post by ed » Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:49 am

That is what Obama didn't understand. You can't begin with your fall back.

I think I can see a couple of ways of a foreign producer doing business here. Depends on how the law is written. There is ALWAYS a way.
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Re: Trade war?

Post by corplinx » Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:13 am

corplinx wrote:We seem to be winning, China is coming up with a proposal to make us less unhappy.

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I will point out, that I am a random guy on the internet but I seem to get this.

90% of the National Media does not.

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Re: Trade war?

Post by Witness » Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:25 am

Euractiv wrote:EU seeks coalition to respond to Trump’s steel tariffs

[snipped the "We will fight back" part]

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker described the announcement made by Trump as “stupid”.

But “we can also do stupid”, he said last Friday.
https://www.euractiv.com/section/econom ... l-tariffs/

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Re: Trade war?

Post by Grammatron » Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:28 am

That's beautiful.

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Re: Trade war?

Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:55 am

I guess we'll see. But it's not just China. A bit premature to declare victory I think.
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Re: Trade war?

Post by Doctor X » Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:11 am

One can always declare victory.

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Re: Trade war?

Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:44 pm

Indeed.

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Re: Trade war?

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:59 pm

Here's one from a Canadian right winger.

I wouldn't exactly say he's a Trump fan, but he does think Trump is right about being able to win a trade war.

Key quote: Vassal states like Canada forget they are vassals.

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Re: Trade war?

Post by sparks » Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:36 am

Excuse me. But don't you have to have something to trade before you can have a trade war?
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Re: Trade war?

Post by Doctor X » Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:41 am

We have the Kardashians, sparks.





What?

I never claimed that was Nice. . . .

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Re: Trade war?

Post by sparks » Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:50 am

Good point.

What does Kelly Blue Book say they're worth?
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Re: Trade war?

Post by Doctor X » Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:38 am

Depends on whether not the headlights and rear bumper are still under warranty.

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Re: Trade war?

Post by Anaxagoras » Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:37 am

We also have the Housewives of Atlanta, etc.!!!

And Cowboy Hats!!
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Re: Trade war?

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Re: Trade war?

Post by Doctor X » Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:00 am

Anaxagoras wrote:We also have the Housewives of Atlanta, etc.!!!

And Cowboy Hats!!
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Re: Trade war?

Post by corplinx » Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:22 pm

Are we dead yet?

Again?

Man, this whole trade war turned out to be a real nothingburger, huh?

This is so fuckin meta.

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Re: Trade war?

Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:46 am

Dis fugging guy.
http://thehill.com/homenews/administrat ... talks-with
“Trudeau came to see me. He’s a good guy. Justin. He said ‘No, no, we have no trade deficit with you, we have none. Donald, please,’” Trump said. “Nice guy, good looking guy, comes in – ‘Donald we have no trade deficit.’”

“I said, ‘Wrong Justin, you do.’ I didn’t even know. ... I had no idea. I just said ‘You’re wrong.’ You know why? Because we’re so stupid. … And I thought they were smart. I said, ‘You’re wrong Justin,’” Trump continued.

“He said, ‘Nope we have no trade deficit.’ I said, ‘Well in that case I feel differently,’ I said ‘but I don’t believe it.’ I sent one of our guys out, his guy, my guy, they went out, I said ‘check because I can’t believe it,’” he said.

“‘Well sir you’re actually right. We have no deficit but that doesn’t include energy and timber … And when you do we lose $17 billion a year.’ It’s incredible."

The U.S. trade representative office states that the United States does, in fact, have a trade surplus with Canada, according to The Post.
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Re: Trade war?

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--J.D.
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Re: Trade war?

Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:37 am

I guess he doesn't want a trade war with the EU after all:

EU and six other countries exempted from US metals tariffs
Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told a Senate panel that Mr Trump had decided to "pause" the import duties while further discussions took place.

The tariffs of 25% on steel and 10% on aluminium are due to come into effect on Friday.

The EU had argued it should be exempt.

Aside from the EU Mr Lighthizer said Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico and South Korea would be exempted.

"The idea that the president has is that, based on a certain set of criteria, that some countries should get out," he told the Senate committee hearing.

"There are countries with whom we're negotiating and the question becomes the obvious one that you think, as a matter of business, how does this work?

"So what he has decided to do is to pause the imposition of the tariffs with respect to those countries."
This does seem to be a backdown and a victory for the Europeans.


But on the other hand, he's apparently decided he does want one with CHINA!!

Trump slaps China with tariffs on up to $60 billion in imports: 'This is the first of many'

There has been a negative reaction in the markets, but we'll see.
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Re: Trade war?

Post by Doctor X » Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:36 am

It was always about China.

He played it as "general" and will now tell China that, see, all of the other countries who did not dump steel are now playing fair. All you have to do is do the same.

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"just like Doc X said." --gnome

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