Det er du ikke den eneste der mener.
Det velansete tyske IFO institut som vil være mange danske investorer bekendt er overvejende enig, det er bl.a. dem der står bag IFO-indekset der måler den tyske erhvervstillid i fremstillingssektoren, og som regnes for et af de vigtigste nøgletal investorer læner sig op af.
Amerikanerne bliver jf. deres data pålagt højere toldsatser (gennemsnitligt 5,2 % vs. 3,5 % uvægtet)
Ser man på det samlede toldbeløb
bliver europæiske varer rigtigt nok pålagt mere told 7,1 milliarder dollars vs. 5,7 milliarder dollars på amerikanske varer, altså ca. 24-25 % mere. Men her skal der tages højde for at den europæiske eksport til USA er næsten 50 procent større end EU’s import af amerikanske varer.
Trump may have a point about EU tariffs, ifo says
A leading German think tank says Donald Trump is right that tariffs between the United States and Europe are asymmetrical, but urges negotiations to lower import taxes across the board.
US President Donald Trump may actually have a point when it comes to unfair taxes on US goods coming into Europe. That is the finding of a new study by a leading German think tank. Where they differ is how to deal with it: The group urges new talks to lower tariffs across the board, instead of engaging in a tit-for-tat escalation in new taxes.
“The EU is by no means the paradise for free traders that it likes to think,” said Gabriel Felbermayr, director of the ifo Center for International Economics, a division of the Munich-based ifo Institute. The European Union actually comes off as the bigger offender when compared to the US, he added. The unweighted average EU customs duty is 5.2 percent, versus the US rate of 3.5 percent, according to ifo’s database.
So when Mr. Trump complains of “massive tariffs” he is not that far off the mark in several cases.
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Cars are a particular sore point. Imports into the US are not quite free, but pay a tariff of only 2.5 percent, compared with the EU tariff of 10 percent on US car imports. Some other examples from the EU include a 17 percent tax on apples and 20 percent on grapes.
Overall, tariffs totaling $5.7 billion were levied on US exports to the EU in 2015. The far greater volume of EU exports into the US were subject to customs duties of just $7.1 billion. This does not even take into account the inhibitory effect of the higher EU tariffs on the volume of US exports.