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Who pays the tariff ?

May 15, 2019
The US government raised tariffs on USD 200 bn of imports from China on May 10. Michael Spencer, Asia Pacific Chief Economist, discusses how much pain this, and the five tariff announcements last year, causes the US and Chinese economies. [more]

More documents from Michael Spencer

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May 15, 2019
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Who pays when a tariff is imposed on an imported product? Formally, of course, it is the importer that is assessed the tariff. But if the exporter has lowered her price, the tariff-inclusive price may not be higher than the prevailing price before the tariff was introduced. [more]
June 4, 2018
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Asian economies have, collectively, grown at a remarkably stable rate over the past five years. Twenty-six consecutive quarters of GDP growth between 6% and 7% despite an occasionally challenging external environment – including the euro crisis, a volatile Japanese economy and large variations in energy prices – was a much better outcome than we, and we dare say most other observers, had expected. [more]
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