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US-China trade

Trade war brewing? World trade in 2018


Published 02 May 2018 | 1 minute read

This report by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) examines the ongoing trade dispute between China and the US.

It also assesses the terms of potential negotiations between the world’s two largest economies, as well as the likely outcome. In addition, it discusses the impact of the dispute on the role and position of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). The report concludes with the EIU’s forecast for global trade growth.


The Economist Intelligence Unit is the research and analysis division of The Economist Group, the sister company to The Economist newspaper. Created in 1946, they have over 70 years’ experience in helping businesses, financial firms and governments to navigate the ever-changing global landscape.

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