WBHM Politics: Tariffs and China
When someone buys an Alabama-made car or an Alabama-grown soybean, that person isn’t always an American. In fact, the state says Alabama companies exported almost $22 billion-worth of goods and services last year. The second largest market is China. That’s why the trade spat between the United States and China has some folks in Alabama concerned.
It was sparked by President Trump’s decision in March to apply tariffs on some foreign-made steel and aluminum. China responded with its own set of tariffs on a range of American products. Both sides have threatened further action.
We explore the stand off with the Alabama International Trade Center’s Carolyn Turner, the Alabama Farmers Federation’s Mitt Walker and UAB business professor Josh Robinson.
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