WSCRC Chair T. Andrew Wilson served as a resource in a recent China Daily USA article on the possible outcome of tariffs on US exports to China in Washington State. As the article discusses, “The Boeing Co becomes a focus of attention whenever the US and China threaten tariffs on exports between the two countries. It’s not just that the iconic American manufacturer of aircraft has a lot at stake in any tariff dispute, so does the state of Washington, where its aircraft are manufactured.”
Speaking beyond the impact potential tariffs could have on Boeing alone, Wilson made it clear that there could be implications for the entirety of Washington State. The state’s economy relies on international exports, namely to China. In his interview with China Daily USA, he served as a valuable resource on how observers should understand tariff disputes in relation to the broader US-China relationship in Washington State.
WSCRC member Spencer Cohen, a senior economist at Seattle-based consulting firm Community Attributes Inc., also spoke with China Daily USA and shared his input on the economic ties between China and Washington State.