Tariffs could force U.S. automakers to rethink China production

Tariffs could force U.S. automakers to rethink China production

"What we're talking about on both sides is a fraction of 1 per cent of both economies", he said, adding that the larger concern is the protection of USA intellectual property.

The major USA indices - the Dow, S&P; 500, and Nasdaq - all fell more than 1 percent in morning trading, but made up most of that ground by midday.

China's commerce ministry said it has initiated a World Trade Organization dispute procedure against the US 301 tariffs investigation on Wednesday, amid an escalating trade dispute between the world's two largest economies.

USA stocks were close to break-even by late morning, a recovery from an initial drop sparked by fears of a trade war with China.

All times below this point are local time for Beijing. "We believe both countries have the ability and wisdom to address the problem", Zhu said. -China trade measures despite accounting for a significant portion of bilateral trade.

Another question analysts and economists are asking: Why fight these trade disagreements on so many fronts at once?

China has raised tariffs on $50 billion USA of American goods including soybeans, aircraft and automobiles in response to Washington's increased duties on Chinese goods in a technology dispute.

Beijing's proposed targets strike at the core of commercial relations between the two countries, and at some of the most politically sensitive goods in core Trump constituencies.

Earlier in the day, investors were aggressively selling stocks like airplane maker Boeing and heavy-equipment maker Caterpillar.

In a statement, Boeing said proposed tariffs from the USA and China could harm the global aerospace industry.

Wall Street had rallied on Tuesday as investors looked forward to earnings season and the S&P 500 pushed back above a key support level.

The Commerce Ministry also said it had opened a dispute against the U.S.at the World Trade Organization. This morning, they reacted strongly.

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Chinese policies had "coerced American companies into transferring their technology and intellectual property to domestic Chinese enterprises", the trade body said.

The White House said its proposals were a response to unfair Chinese intellectual property practices.

Unlike Washington's list, which was filled with many obscure industrial items, China's list strikes at signature USA exports, including soybeans, frozen beef, cotton and other key agricultural commodities produced in states from Iowa to Texas that voted for Trump in the 2016 presidential election.

Suderman said China does not want to pay $2.50/bu. more for soybeans, because "this would hurt crush/feed margins there, slowing meat production and raising the price for meat and stimulating food inflation".

"A trade war is not good for the two countries".

"I think that if they see the USA potentially slapping trade restrictions on China, then they're going to see that as probably opening up the flood gates again", said Meyers.

Under current Chinese law, an American company looking to manufacture in China must share its IP with a Chinese partner. "China trade tensions is seen as a growing threat to global growth and corporate earnings".

A man walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Wednesday, April 4, 2018.

The latest 25 per cent levy on USA goods could create some opportunities for Canadian soy exporters, but will also force Canada to fend off imports at home and defend sales to 69 other markets, said Soy Canada executive director Ron Davidson. -Chinese trade tensions and mounting public scrutiny of technology companies. "In the event of all-out trade war, both may lose all sense of reason, but I do hope it will never happen".

Most investors agree that tariffs are bad for business and the economy. The trade is worth about US$14 billion.

If there is a silver lining it is that much of the jawboning is viewed as part of the negotiation process, he adds.

So far, sales of Chinese-made cars in the United States have been minimal.