Impact of the U.S.-China Trade War on California Agriculture

Colin A. Carter and Sandro Steinbach

from ARE Update Vol. 23, No. 3, Jan/Feb, 2020

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Abstract

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.

Keywords

Chinese retaliatory agricultural tariffs

Citation

Colin A. Carter and Sandro Steinbach. "Impact of the U.S.-China Trade War on California Agriculture." ARE Update 23(3)(2020):9-11. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.
https://giannini.ucop.edu/publications/are-update/issues/2020/23/3/impact-of-the-us-china-trade-war-on-california-agr/