Trade and tariffs in 5 charts: A 2018 midterm report



Manuela Tobias | PoliticFact

On Sept. 17, President Donald Trump announced a new round of tariffs on $200 billion more of Chinese goods. That’s only the latest salvo in an ongoing trade dispute with China and other U.S. trading partners. As tariffs and counter-tariffs hitting the agriculture and manufacturing industries mount ahead of the midterm elections, we decided to revisit some trade basics using five charts. We’ll run through trade deficits, the United States’ evolving standing in the global trade scene, and the burgeoning trade war. Read more here