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Country : United States of America

Committee : United Nations General Assembly

Delegate : Renita Novitasari
Institution : Djarum Foundation

Topic Area : Trade War

A trade war is when countries try to attack each other's trade with taxes and quotas.
One country will raise tariffs, a type of tax, causing the other to respond, in a tit-for-tat
escalation. Taxing items coming into the country means people are less likely to buy them as
they become more expensive. The intention is that they buy cheaper local products instead, to
boost a country's economy. Thus, United States believe that the potential economic gains from
trade for America are far from exhausted. Thus, we support trade war in order to protect our
country from trade deficits.

The United States believes that some of the profits gained from the tariffs will be used
to buy US agricultural products, which will then be sent to poor and starving countries in order
to support The United States humanitarian assistance effort.

by beginning the process of raising tariffs.

Americans generate and earn more than 20 percent of the world's total income.
America is the world's largest national economy and leading global trader. The
process of opening world markets and expanding trade, initiated in the United States

United states would like support the

on essentially all remaining importsespecially from China, which are valued at approximately
$300 billion.

Roughly three quarters of world purchasing power and over 95% of world consumers are
outside America's borders

wants to cut back this trade deficit, and he intends to use tariffs to do it.

$100bn gained from the tariffs will be used to buy US agricultural products, which will then
be sent to "poor and starving countries" for "humanitarian assistance".

He also wants to cut the trade deficit with China - a country he has accused of unfair trade
practices since before he became president.
The president has placed tariffs on billions of dollars' worth of goods from around the world,
in particular China.

in 1934 and consistently pursued since the end of the Second World War, has
played an important role in the development of American prosperity.

China's global infrastructure "Belt and Road" initiative, calling many of the projects low
quality and saying it left developing countries with debt they were unable to afford.

at the previous G-20 summit in Argentina last December, the two leaders agreed on a 90-day
trade ceasefire that put their tariff war on hold.

other tariffs imposed on other trading partners such as the European Union, Canada
and Japan – are being contested at the WTO.

China takes advantage of WTO protections for its goods exports, it has been
criticised for not upholding WTO rules requiring enforcement of trademarks and
patents and for subsidising selected domestic sectors.