Smartkarma Special Report

The End of Fair Trade

Should the trade war simply be seen as a manifestation of President Donald Trump’s crusade to even his country’s burgeoning trade deficit with the rest of the world? Or are the issues stoking trade tensions far more complex than they appear to be?

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Smartkarma Special Report

The End of Fair Trade

Should the trade war simply be seen as a manifestation of President Donald Trump’s crusade to even his country’s burgeoning trade deficit with the rest of the world? Or are the issues stoking trade tensions far more complex than they appear to be?

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Numbers That Matter (US$)

481

Worth of Trade Exposed to Tariffs Imposed by G20 Nations

376

US-China Trade Deficit (Goods) in 2017

600

Estimated Annual Cost of IP Theft to the US Economy

In this special investigative series, Smartkarma adopts a sum-of-the-parts approach to crystallise the key issues lying at the core of ongoing trade disputes, particularly those between the US and China.

Beyond tariffs, the discourse extends to other equally important areas of causation, from currency manipulation and supply-chain circumvention to intellectual property theft and modern‑day mercantilism.

All of them present an existential threat to the long‑held ideals of free and fair trade in today’s globalised world.

More in our Trade War Series