President Trump Places Tariffs on Top Trading Partners
President Trump has used tariffs as leverage to make good on campaign promises and policy that he has struggled to achieve through other avenues. Notably, the Trump administration is continuing a nearly 18-month long trade war started with China over intellectual property laws. China is now the third biggest trading partner with the U.S. as a result, totaling around 14 percent of all U.S. trade worth $132 billion.
This chart shows the year-to-date total trade in goods as of March 2019.