These Are All the Foods Being Affected by Trump’s Trade War

Countries such as China and Mexico have introduced retaliatory tariffs on scores of American goods including pork, soybeans, cheese, and whiskey

July 25, 2018

In response to the U.S. slapping tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum, not to mention tech goods and other consumer products made abroad, major trade partners including Canada, China, and the European Union have imposed retaliatory tariffs on a wide array of American goods including food and beverage products such as coffee, whiskey, pork, and produce. Economic experts and politicians have warned that long-term, these tariffs could have far-reaching implications, hurting economic growth and leading to job losses. In April, China, which is America’s biggest trade partner, began imposing tariffs on U.S. goods including soybeans, dairy, and pork, and more tariffs were added in July. “China is likely targeting these products for political reasons,” says ARE professor Larry Karp. “The states that grow or raise these products supported Trump. If voters in these areas are hurt from the fallout of a trade war, they might pressure Trump into changing tactics.”