Trump’s Trade War Tracker

Rolling AnalysisTrump’s Trade War TrackerThe costs and consequences of the trade and tariffs issue – in dollars, cents, industries, products, and more.

Agriculture,  | Analysis
Jun 20, 2019  | 4 min read | Print Article

Want to know who is winning and losing in President Trump’s trade war? So do we.

At Taxpayers for Common Sense, we’ve been following the events of the trade war very closely, and have had several observations right off the bat – namely, it wasn’t hard to foresee that taxpayers were going to pick up the tab to compensate businesses getting caught in the crossfire of tit-for-tat tariffs. Or that although the fallout started with agribusinesses, the damage – like tariffs – was going to spread to other industries as Washington began to try and replace trade with hush money aid.

So what tariffs are in play? What damages are American businesses facing? What’s the dollar value of business lost? What’s the taxpayer on the hook for? Find out all that, and more, in our rolling analysis of the Trump Trade and Tariff Tiff.

Scroll down to find our most recent coverage. If this is the first you’re reading up on this issue, start here – with a continually updated timeline and a downloadable, growing spreadsheet of the tariffs.

This is a downloadable Excel spreadsheet of the growing list of tariffs. (Last updated December 16, 2019)

January 16, 2020

Lousy Process Makes Lousy Trade Deal

October 11, 2019

The Much Misunderstood Tariffs and Trade War

August 23, 2019

Trade War Heats Up as Summer Fizzles

August 13, 2019

President Trump Gives Himself a Christmas Gift

August 7, 2019

Trade war with China takes a turn for the worse

July 29, 2019

Trump Administration Doubles Cost of Ag Safety Net

July 19, 2019

Friday news from the USDA

July 10, 2019

It’s not too late to end the trade war (that we started)

June 17, 2019

USTR Hearings on Making TVs more expensive again

June 14, 2019

Buy America – More Protectionist Than Patriotic

May 31, 2019

President Trump Threatens Mexico with New Tariffs

May 23, 2019

The Trade War’s Next Chapter Produces a Frankenstein’s Monster of Farm Programs

May 20, 2019

Trade War SitRep: Winter Has Come

May 14, 2019

USDA Set to Unleash Second, Larger Round of Farm State Hush Money

May 10, 2019

Treadmill of Tariffs Worsens Trade Blunders

May 9, 2019

Tariff Man’s Twitter Fingers Tweet A Storm

February 27, 2019

Same tariffs, different day

February 21, 2019

No One Wins a Trade War

February 6, 2019

The Trade Deficit Worsens

February 1, 2019

Support Congressional Approval for Section 232 Designations

December 18, 2018

Trump Administration, Making Farm Welfare Payments Great Again

December 7, 2018

The Tariff and Trade War Two-Step – One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

December 4, 2018

G20 Meeting Leads to (Potential) Pause in US China Trade War

November 19, 2018

Farm State Hush Money Details Released

October 29, 2018

Trade Tariff Hush Money Tranche #2

October 2, 2018

Goodbye NAFTA, Hello USMCA (NAFTA 2.0)

September 21, 2018

The Absurdities and Cynicism of the Trade War

September 19, 2018

Trump Hikes Import Taxes on $200 Billion of Products from China

September 14, 2018

Congress Grows A Spine…Sorta

September 13, 2018

USDA Goes Shopping

September 11, 2018

A Cornucopia of Myths and Misinformation in the Farm Bill Conference Meeting

September 4, 2018

Trade War v. Farm Bill: The Return of Congress

August 30, 2018

The Farm Bill Divide

August 29, 2018

Timeline of a Trade War

August 27, 2018

Trade Tariff Hush Money Tranche #1

August 21, 2018

Trump’s Tariff Frenzy Knows No Bounds

August 15, 2018

Trump Tension with Turkey Turns to Tariffs

August 15, 2018

Taxpayers are Dairy’s Cash Cow

August 15, 2018

Trump Tariff Twilight Zone

July 27, 2018

Replacing Trade with Aid

July 26, 2018

Trump’s Trade Tiff Tariffs

July 25, 2018

Replacing farm trade with farm aid will be an expensive recipe for disaster

July 24,2018

Trump Administration Cuts Checks To Salve Trade Wounds

July 12,2018

Trump is Wrong on Ag Trade

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