The Phase 1 trade deal signed by the US and China in January 2020 has created a temporary but unstable equilibrium. The deal could still collapse and a re-acceleration of trade tensions in 2020 remains our base scenario.
Economic Update Dutch version
We expect the Dutch economy to grow by 1.2 percent in 2020. Exports and investments are hurt by, among others, weaker global growth. Domestically, the nitrogen problems negatively affect investments. Consumers remain an important driver of growth.
Since 2017 the US has blocked the appointment of new members of WTO’s Appellate Body, which per 11 December is unable to fulfil its tasks. Consequently, trade disputes would again have to be resolved according to the GATT regime, means trade rules will be dictated by the most powerful countries.
Special Dutch version
This report shows that the US is more exposed to disruptions to bilateral intermediate trade flows than China. In addition, also exporters and consumers in third countries such as the Netherlands feel the pinch from a disruption in supply chains between China and the US.
Het handelsconflict tussen de VS en China is recent weer opgelaaid. RaboResearch-economen Hugo Erken en Björn Giesbergen bespreken de meest recente ontwikkelingen en economische implicaties. Ook komen de twee meest waarschijnlijke scenario's aan bod.
The US has raised import tariffs from 10% to 25% on 200bn worth of Chinese goods shipped to US shores and China has vowed to retaliate. In this report, we assess the economic impact of these measures, as well as a scenario where the US-China trade war fully escalates.
Special Dutch version
Our analysis shows that China disproportionately bears the brunt of a US-China trade war, especially in case of a further escalation. Although most losses end up in the US and China, their bilateral trade war also negatively affects third parties, such as the Eurozone and The Netherlands.
This Special re-assesses the economic impact of the US-China trade war, using more advanced methodologies. Our analysis shows that China disproportionately bears the brunt of a US-China trade war, especially in case of a further escalation.
Een terugblik biedt zicht op de omvang van het welvaartsverlies van de grote financiële crisis. De lessen van toen én regelmatige economische ramingen helpen om tekenen van een volgende crisis tijdig te herkennen.
Driven by animosity vis-à-vis German cars and a sense of non-reciprocity by the EU on lower car tariffs, US President Trump is expected in the next few weeks to decide on whether the US will impose trade tariffs on cars. We assess the possible impact.