How will Trump’s policies impact
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The election of Donald Trump as US President - Image: Photographer ddp USA/REX/ShutterstockThe election of Donald Trump as president of the world’s largest economy has major implications for global trade. ICIS will provide up-to-date coverage including news, insight and analysis on how Donald Trump's presidency will impact chemical markets across the world.

TPP and NAFTA
The new president followed through with his campaign hard line, withdrawing the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal during his first week in office. Trump also vows to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Clashes on trade with Mexico, China, South Korea and Japan – countries with large trade surpluses with the US – are all more likely.

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Market Insight: Global chemical trade under threat - US election redraws the map

This latest ICIS Insight piece by Joseph Chang takes a closer look at how the election of Donald Trump as the next president of the world’s largest economy will have profound implications for global trade and the chemical industry.

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ICIS has unlocked the following news stories to keep you up-to-date with the news surrounding the US presidential election result and the potential impacts on the petrochemical markets.

Topic page: US-China trade war

As trade tensions rise between the US and China, the prospect of a trade war has wide-ranging implications for the chemical industry. On this landing... Fri, 13 Jul 2018

Trade war means seismic shifts for chemicals

As US President Donald Trump ratchets up his tariffs against China, it looks increasingly like a full-blown trade war is in the offing. His... Thu, 12 Jul 2018

Trump ups China trade war ante, “shocked” Beijing to respond

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--US President Donald Trump’s administration unveiled a new list of tariffs on Chinese goods worth $200bn late on Tuesday, unleashing... Wed, 11 Jul 2018

US to impose new tariffs on additional $200bn Chinese goods

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--US President Donald Trump’s administration unveiled a new list of tariffs on Chinese goods worth $200bn late on Tuesday, unleashing... Wed, 11 Jul 2018

US-China trade war begins; tariffs on $34bn goods take effect

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--US tariffs on $34bn on Chinese goods took effect on Friday, prompting China to respond with the same scale and intensity,... Fri, 06 Jul 2018

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US home builders warn on lumber tariffs, material costs

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US tariffs on imported lumber, as well as higher costs for other building materials, are raising concerns about a near-term softening... Wed, 18 Jul 2018

Topic page: US-China trade war

As trade tensions rise between the US and China, the prospect of a trade war has wide-ranging implications for the chemical industry. On this landing... Fri, 13 Jul 2018

US polymers can pay China tariffs and still make money - consultant

BARCELONA (ICIS)--US ethane-based polyethylene (PE) producers are so cost-advantaged that they could absorb a 25% tariff on their exports to China... Fri, 13 Jul 2018

Trade war means seismic shifts for chemicals

As US President Donald Trump ratchets up his tariffs against China, it looks increasingly like a full-blown trade war is in the offing. His... Thu, 12 Jul 2018

Good chance for a LyondellBasell/Braskem deal

A potential acquisition of Brazil-based petrochemical and polymers giant Braskem by LyondellBasell has a decent chance of going through even as... Thu, 12 Jul 2018



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Market Insight: Trump’s Trade Policies Threaten US Chems

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With Donald Trump wanting to withdraw from the TPP and demanding renegotiation with the members of NAFTA, there could be significant implications for US petrochemicals.

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Market Insight: Global chemical trade under threat - US election redraws the map

This latest ICIS Insight piece by Joseph Chang takes a closer look at how the election of Donald Trump as the next president of the world’s largest economy will have profound implications for global trade and the chemical industry.

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