How Steel Industry has been Affected Due to Trade War Between the USA and China

Fakhrul Hasan, Md Rahat Hossen, Ahmed Ashfaque Shahbaz

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This research paper mainly focuses on how the US and Chinese steel industry has been affected by the trade war between the USA and China. One of the main election manifestos of Donald Trump was to reduce and eventually stop the steel import from China - the argument behind the manifesto was that "China dumps their cheap steel in the USA, resulting in the US steel industry to suffer." The implementation of the manifesto caused a significant number of relevant business organisations to shut down along with a significant number of US labourers to lose their jobs. As we use data from 2013 to 2019, we find that the US steel imports from China started to decline when Trump took the helm. The import decline continued until the end of 2019. As a result of the import decline, China also reacted strongly and reduced steel imports from the USA. Therefore, this trade war has had a direct impact on US steel exports, and the country has lost a substantial amount of their export revenue.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)348-368
Number of pages21
JournalInternational Journal of Critical Accounting
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes


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