Trump’s Trade War Timeline: An Up-to-Date Guide



Chad P. Bown and Melina Kolb | Peterson Institute for International Economics

President Donald Trump’s trade war with the world involves multiple battles with US allies and others alike. Each battle uses a particular US legal rationale, such as calling foreign imports a “national security threat,” followed by Trump imposing tariffs and/or quotas on imports.

Subsequent retaliation by trading partners and the prospect of further escalation risk significantly hampering trade and investment, and possibly the global economy.

The timelines below track the development of the most pressing trade conflicts with links to the latest available data and PIIE analysis.


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