Timeline Of A Trade War

Trade and Retaliatory TariffsTimeline Of A Trade WarThe trade war, all on one page.

Agriculture, Budget & Tax,  | Data & Documents
Aug 29, 2018  | 8 min read | Print Article

If you’re looking for a one-stop shop to understand the trade and tariffs tiff, you’ve come to the right place.

Here’s where you can find and understand the trade saga, represented in three ways:

  • The big picture – A visual, worth a thousand words, of major events.
  • Plain old fashioned listicle – More details, and for those of us who want to see just the words.
  • Downloadable, growing spreadsheet of raw data. The spreadsheet is useful if you’d like to do a deep dive. Product descriptions and classifications are entered as reported the countries affected (with minimal clean-up on our end). The spreadsheet includes all U.S. tariffs announced through September 18, 2018. Primary source documents for the lists are included in the “notes and index” sheet of the spreadsheet. [Note: Product descriptions are not always descriptive, especially for aluminum and steel. To understand exactly what types of products are subject to increased tariff taxes, see the searchable Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the U.S. (HTSUS) here. An explanation of what American trade products are now subject to increased tariffs, and a searchable customs codes and classifications can be found here.]


Timeline of Trade Tariffs

This timeline will be updated as frequently as possible.  (Last Updated: December 4, 2018)

The Trade & Tariff Timeline Listicle

The list of proposed products can be found here (tariff on Chinese exports to US worth $16 billion) and here (tariff on Chinese exports to US worth $200 billion. An explanation of what products are represented by customs codes and classifications can be found here. The Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) can be found here.

A timeline of major events is below:

This is a downloadable Excel spreadsheet of the growing list of tariffs. (Last updated September 18, 2018) The spreadsheet will download to your device.