Tipping the Scale

t was only a matter of time before Chinese art and antiques became subject to import duties in the United States. As of 2018, the stated policy of Donald J. Trump’s administration has been to impose tariffs on 96.8 percent of all Chinese-origin goods entering the US, a list that excludes only items vital to US national security. The question for the art market, then, was when and how much. The answer came in August from the

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