As of September 2020, China had purchased only 53% of what would have been expected at that time (Figure 1, Panel a).3 Since the beginning of the year, imports of all covered goods amounted to only $65.9 billion, against a target of $124.9 billion. In the three quarters of 2020, China had bought only more than a third of what it promised in Trump`s deal that it would buy this year. (The full-year purchasing target is $173.1 billion.) Chinese imports from the U.S. have not caught up with their pre-trade war level and are 16% lower than the same date in 2017. The mayors of Davenport and St. Gabriel, who represented cities heavily dependent on the agricultural sector, expressed concerns that the trade war would have their cities.  This may be a relief: polls show that most Americans agree with the president that China is acting unfairly, but they generally support free trade and reject tariffs. In fact, in 2018, Republicans lost several seats in Congress — a change economists have associated with the trade war. For both U.S.
export data and Chinese import data, the Phase 1 targets for 2020 for additional trade (in addition to the 2017 base year) are $12.5 billion (agriculture), $32.9 billion (industrial goods) and $18.5 billion (energy). These objectives are set out in Annex 6.1 to the Agreement. Former Vice President Joe Biden said, “As Trump wages a deleterious and unpredictable trade war, with no real strategy, China is positioning itself to lead the world on renewable energy.”  A 2019 statement from the National Association of Manufacturers declared its opposition to the trade war and called for a new structure of trade relations between the United States and China, which would eliminate China`s unfair trade practices and improve the conditions of competition for producers in the United States.  A 2018 Politico article documented the close partnership between NAM President Jay Timmons and President Trump and stated that Timmons was fighting from within against Trump`s trade war.  The U.S. agricultural belt, with excessive influence in U.S. policy, was the best-published target of China`s retaliation against Trump`s tariffs. Agricultural exports developed relatively well before the trade war, but they suffered6 Unlike hard-hit U.S. producers, U.S.
farmers received federal subsidies of tens of billions of euros in 2018, 2019 and 2020. Agriculture accounts for only 22% of the products covered by the purchase obligations, less than a third of the size of manufacturing. Globally, foreign direct investment has slowed.  The trade war has harmed the European economy, particularly Germany, although trade relations between Germany and China and between Germany and the United States have begun. Stay well.  The Canadian economy is also negative.  Like the United States, Britain, Germany, Japan and South Korea showed “poor manufacturing performance” starting in 2019.  Several Asian governments have taken stimulus measures to deal with the damage caused by the trade war, although economists have said it may not be effective.  On August 14, 2019, the Dow fell 800 points, in part due to rising trade tensions between the United States. and China.  Nine days later, on August 23, the Dow fell 623 points on the day Trump unofficially told U.S. companies to immediately look for alternatives to business in China.
  At the end of 2019, stock markets reached record levels after rising due to the agreement reached between the United States and China to sign the first phase of a trade agreement.   The Economic and Trade Agreement between the United States of America and the People`s Republic of China entered into force on February 14, 2020. China has agreed to increase the purchase of some U.S. goods and services by $US 200 billion compared to 2020 and 2021 compared to 2017. This PIIE chart tracks China`s monthly purchases of U.S. goods covered by the agreement, based on data from both China Customs (Chinese imports) and the U.S. Census Office (U.S. exports). . .