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2018 Review: 12 Events That Shaped Global Supply Chains

Canada 331 China 1727 Commodities 189 European Union 395 Industries 14 Logistics 470 Mexico 492 Most Read 30 Outlook 42 Politics 151 U.S. 3230

A year of turmoil in global trade policy, the logistics sector and industrial supply chains provided fodder for over 1,600 Panjiva research articles in 2018. Boiling those down to one per month based on readership revealed 12 significant events in 5 broad themes. (1) The most significant was the U.S.-China trade war where initial details appeared in March but weren’t fully implemented until September and have yet to be fully settled following the December agreement reached by President Xi and President Trump. (2) U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum raised challenges from March onwards whi...

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