Impact of the U.S.-China Trade War on California Agriculture
Colin A. Carter and Sandro Steinbach
The U.S. Administration’s attempt to force economic policy reform in China by starting a trade war has failed to meet its goals. China retaliated with import tariffs that target U.S. agriculture. We review the impact of China’s retaliatory tariffs on a collection of California agricultural products, including fruits, nuts, and wine. For almonds and pistachios, the tariffs did not reduce the volume of U.S. exports to China. However, the trade war diminished California exports of walnuts, wine, oranges, and table grapes.
Chinese retaliatory agricultural tariffs
Colin A. Carter and Sandro Steinbach. 2020. "Impact of the U.S.-China Trade War on California Agriculture." ARE Update 23(3): 9-11. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.