China Halts Import of Key Australian Commodities

A cargo ship on its way from Hong Kong to New Zealand.

Tensions between China and Australia have risen as China halts import of seven key Australian commodities. (Image: via Flickr)

What Are Tariffs and Trade Wars?

A ship loaded with containers.

America's first major trade war occurred in 1930 when the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act increased imports tariffs from 40 to 59 percent. (Image: via Pixabay)

Pressure Mounting as Beijing Cuts Import Tariffs on Over 1500 Products

Beijing has reportedly decided to slash import duties of more than 1,500 products amid increased U.S. pressure and slowing exports. (Image: Mikel Davis / Nspirement)