Clàudia Canals and Jordi Singla Caixabank Research | The new technology restrictions that the US has imposed on China represent an escalation of the decoupling policy pursued by the current US Administration. Although the distancing between the two powers has a long history, under Trump’s presidency it has become a fully-fledged conflict.
US China conflict
JP Marin-Arrese │ Trump’s volatile mood is wreaking carnage on investors’ confidence. It is a fact that the White House tenant longs to trigger huge uncertainty, even panic, among investors. Yet, by brushing away any hope to strike a truce with China he has outdone himself.
The US and Canada have reached a trade agreement which will replace the existing NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement). This new deal shows the ability of the US administration to negotiate and secure new trade agreements, although it is very unlikely to reach one with China given the geopolitical rivalry between both countries.