Panjiva Insights: After the Dust Settles, Views on The Phase 1 Trade Deal

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Panjiva Research took part in a Reuters Global Markets online forum on Jan. 17 which discussed the phase 1 trade deal between the U.S. and China. This report includes the Q&A from the online event. China’s decision to sign what appears to be a one-sided deal appears driven by a desire to stop the incremental damage caused by continual tariff increases. Tracking implementation of phase 1 in terms of purchasing commitments and policy reform is simple enough given the data available, but the enforcement terms remain far from clear, leaving significant uncertainties for business investment a...

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