tamtagon wrote:I guess we've seen this emerge for some time now, but can it be said that 'logistics' is to Dallas as oil is to Houston?
Payback from China and other countries to Trump's trade actions now covers billions of dollars' worth of Texas exports, according to data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau. That hit, focused on the ag and energy industries, appears to be greater than what's being felt in any other U.S. state.
Texas has likewise borne the brunt of Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs. The state would also feel a keen impact if the U.S. ends up imposing levies on imported cars or if China follows through on a pledge to slap duties on crude oil, petrochemicals and other Texas stalwarts.
No corner of the Texas economy is likely to go untouched.
...Many Texas farmers are trying to stay optimistic, especially since Trump has promised to protect a community he talks about with near-reverence.
..."There are limitations to what China will be able to do, in part because China has a lot more to lose," said Scott Paul, president of the Alliance for American Manufacturing and a supporter of Trump's trade approach.
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