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Trade War: the Wrath of the Titans

On this Friday 6th of June, the trade war should take a new twist between two big economic powerhouses, the United States and China. This day marks entry into force of custom duties of 25% on 818 Chinese products imported from the United States. China already planned to fight back with the same tariffs of 25% on some American products (such as soya, meat and automobiles). However, the first hostilities appeared in June, when Donald Trump announced that the United States was going to tax steel and aluminium imported from European Union, Canada and Mexico.

Trump’s protectionist measures, aiming to lower the foreigns exchange deficit, will lead to collateral damages in his country, including companies, workers and farmers. But in the meantime, Trump doesn’t seem to worry about analysts’ opinion that foresee some consequences such as “the Great Recession of 2008-2009” that this commercial war could lead the world economy to.

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  • Darío (Mexique / Mexico), El Imparcial
    Trade War: the Wrath of the Titans - Darío (Mexique / Mexico), El Imparcial
  • Emad Hajjaj (Jordanie / Jordan)
    Trade War: the Wrath of the Titans - Emad Hajjaj (Jordanie / Jordan)
    « Guerre commerciale » « Chine - États-Unis » Sur le bateau: « Économie mondiale » / "Trade war" "China - USA" On the ship: "World economy"
  • Tjeerd Royaards (Pays-Bas / The Netherlands), Cartoon Movement
    Trade War: the Wrath of the Titans - Tjeerd Royaards (Pays-Bas / The Netherlands), Cartoon Movement
    "Commerce mondial" "Au revoir, bande de nazes !"
  • Sherif Arafa (Égypte / Egypt)
    Trade War: the Wrath of the Titans - Sherif Arafa (Égypte / Egypt)
  • No-río (Japon / Japan), Asahi-Shimbun
    Trade War: the Wrath of the Titans - No-río (Japon / Japan), Asahi-Shimbun
  • Danziger (États-Unis / USA), The Rutland Herald
    Trade War: the Wrath of the Titans - Danziger (États-Unis / USA), The Rutland Herald
    "Citations célèbres (améliorées)" "La première victime d'une guerre [commerciale], c'est la vérité." Eschyle
  • Million (France)
    Trade War: the Wrath of the Titans - Million (France)
    "Trump taxes steel and aluminium - Retaliation..." Emmanuel Macron: "We are going to tax jeans and Harleys... and it's going to hurt !"
  • Stephff (Thaïlande / Thailand), The Nation
    Trade War: the Wrath of the Titans - Stephff (Thaïlande / Thailand), The Nation
    "Vengeance !" "Tarifs sur l'acier"
  • Joep Bertrams (Pays-Bas / The Netherlands)
    Trade War: the Wrath of the Titans - Joep Bertrams (Pays-Bas / The Netherlands)
    "Guerre commerciale" "Bouton rouge"
  • Nate Beeler (États-Unis / USA), Caglecartoons
    Trade War: the Wrath of the Titans - Nate Beeler (États-Unis / USA), Caglecartoons
    "Guerre commerciale" "Voici les emplois ! Prenez-les pendant qu'ils sont chauds !"
  • Darío (Mexique / Mexico), El Imparcial
  • Emad Hajjaj (Jordanie / Jordan)
  • Tjeerd Royaards (Pays-Bas / The Netherlands), Cartoon Movement
  • Sherif Arafa (Égypte / Egypt)
  • No-río (Japon / Japan), Asahi-Shimbun
  • Danziger (États-Unis / USA), The Rutland Herald
  • Million (France)
  • Stephff (Thaïlande / Thailand), The Nation
  • Joep Bertrams (Pays-Bas / The Netherlands)
  • Nate Beeler (États-Unis / USA), Caglecartoons