While talk regarding the “Trade War” has quieted of late, how is it currently impacting or influencing international (i.e. ISO intermodal) activity? (Tony Hatch)

Abhbw 2010

The Trade War talk only seems quiet because it has been supplanted by even worse news – the Pandemic.

The January “Phase One” truce talks between the Administration and China has helped Ag exports (if not as much as hoped); for IM it served as a “cooling off” moment and pre-empted additional tariffs, but did nothing about the (still) existing ~$360B of tariffs on Chinese goods such as furniture and electronics, “traditionally” the top boxed imports into LA/LB for example….and, we note, the relations between the US and China have certainly not gotten better of late.