Tariff Structure,Intermediate goods, and China-U.S. Trade Friction

Author: Haichao Fan

ISBN: 9780367706968


Focusing on the interconnection of tariff structure, international trade, and welfare evaluation, the book investigates the characteristics of tariff structures of China and the U.S. in recent years and measures the impact of the Sino-U.S. trade friction that started in 2018. The first part of the book discusses levels and evolution trends of the tariff systems of China and the U.S. from 2000 to 2014 and makes a tariff structures. The second part comparison between1 the two countries’ centers on the Sino-U.S. trade friction in 2018, analyzing its development, overall impact on welfare, and relevant impact mechanisms. The author draws on the quantitative analysis method currently prevailing in the field of international trade, taking global value chains, intermediate goods, and variable markup into consideration. In contrast to the research conclusion applying standard trade theory, the result indicates that either unilateral imposition of additional tariffs or bilateral tarifF friction will give rise to the deteriorated welfare level of both countries.
The book will appeal to academics and policy makers interested in international trade, China-U.S. relations, and the trade friction.

Haichao Fan is Professor of Economics in the Institute of World Economy, School of Economics, at Fudan University, China. He specializes in interational trade and Chinese Economy.


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