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来源:American Shipper 2018-04-13
翻译:国际海事信息网 姜文杰 张运鸿
      西北海港联盟(以下简称NWSA)首席执行官约翰沃尔夫(John Wolfe)于当地时间周四表示,NWSA和西雅图塔科马(Sea-Tac)国际机场每年大约有80亿美元的进出口可能会受到美国和中国关税提高的影响。
       沃尔夫将最近NWSA港口贸易的损失归因于加拿大港口的关税以及由此造成的不确定性。 他表示,如果美国与中国进行全面的贸易战,那么华盛顿州可能会损失成千上万的就业机会,而这些就业机会将难以恢复。
Tariffs could have $8b impact on Washington ports
About $8 billion in annual imports and exports through Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) ports and Seattle-Tacoma (Sea-Tac) International Airport potentially will be affected by U.S. and Chinese tariffs, NWSA CEO John Wolfe said in written testimony for a House Ways and Means Subcommittee hearing on Thursday.
Based on an initial analysis of recent tariff measures activated and proposed by both the United States and China, NWSA projects that about $5.8 billion in imports and $2.2 billion in exports will potentially face “some level of increased tariff,” Wolfe’s testimony said.
NWSA ports, Tacoma and Seattle, handled $75.2 billion in combined export and import value in 2016, according to the alliance’s 2016 annual report, the most recent one available. Sea-Tac handled $18 billion in two-way goods trade value in 2016, outlined in the airport’s January 2018 economic impact report.
“Enforcement actions such as tariffs should be a measure of last resort, and when necessary, be carefully and narrowly targeted to address the problem and minimize the unintended impacts on American producers and consumers,” Wolfe said in his written testimony. “We are concerned that the proposed Section 232 and Section 301 tariffs do not yet meet either of these criteria.”
Wolfe attributed the recent losses of NWSA port trade to Canadian ports to tariffs and the uncertainty caused by them. He said tens of thousands of jobs in Washington state could be lost if the United States gets into a full-blown trade war with China, and those jobs could be hard to get back.