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[NEWS] The Costs of Trade War

根據一個古老的非洲諺語,“大象戰鬥的時候,它就是受苦的草地。”全面貿易戰爭也是如此:當主要經濟體發生衝突時,發展中國家將成為最受打擊的國家之一。

6月1日,美國政府對鋼鐵徵收25%的進口關稅,對鋁徵收10%的關稅。 徵稅不僅會影響中國,還會影響加拿大,墨西哥和歐盟國家。 正如歐盟貿易專員塞西莉亞馬姆斯特倫在最近聯合國貿易和發展會議(貿發會議)舉行的一次活動中指出的那樣,“我們不是參加貿易戰,但我們可以做到。”這種情況應該是 關注大家。

According to an old African proverb, “When elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers.” The same is true for full-blown trade wars: when major economies clash, developing countries will be among the hardest hit.

On June 1, the US administration imposed import tariffs of 25% on steel and 10% on aluminum. The levies will affect not just China, but also Canada, Mexico, and the countries of the European Union. As Cecilia Malmström, the EU Commissioner for Trade, observed at a recent event held by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), “We are not in a trade war, but we could be.” It is a situation that should concern everyone.

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