Border tension and relationships are very crucial for the whole country, isn’t it?
A single trade move could affect a business involving billions of dollars. Trading is nothing but the imports and exports that is carried out from one country to another. As I say, a single rule can affect a lot many countries who are involved in the trading community.
One such move was taken the Trump-led government, that directly points towards China. What is it, and how can others be affected by it?
How did the war reach India? We shall find out.
Trump’s Gears up for a Global Trade War
According to Bloomberg, one of the members of the Trump administration mentioned that they are going to remove out all the Chinese exports that could make about $200 billion dollars in cash value. This will increase about 10% of the total tariffs in the coming months of the China trading. It will be enabled on about $50 billion worth of the Chinese goods.
In this, about the $34 billions of good will already have the tariffed updated by Friday this week. Now the remaining $16 billion will have the respective effects in the coming week.
Well, considering the $200 billion number, that is going to the toughest step ever taken in any trade war till now. Already the Trump government has already taken a stand for all the trade relations with all the giant trade partners like China, the European Union, and NAFTA.
The U.S with India
In this fight, the less significant yet important mention is about the trade relations between India and the United States.
Well, it all began when the Trump announced the tariff imposition for aluminum and other steel imports. India tried their best in exempting this, but they failed to do so. Later, India announced of increasing the import duty of about 29 goods brought from the U.S. This includes all the basic good like almonds, chickpeas, and even chocolates! Though, there are no duty hikes for the motorcycles imported from the U.S.
This current situation of the U.S demanding for all the increase in the import charges, and asking for all the concessions in all their exports – has been frustrating all the countries just like India.
It all started in the year 2013 when India was accused of imposing low export subsidies and selling their goods at a low cost, causing detriment to the American workers and people.
Comparing India with China, India only has a surplus trade of $25 billion compared to that of China’s $350 billion!
I don’t know how this war will end, but definitely, it will be something that no one ever has witnessed in the Trade War ever!
Did you know that there are millions of small children working in the tobacco fields? These tobacco leaves are then processed and used in the making of cigarettes. As per the studies, all the tobacco used by the 4 world’s top cigarette producers, are grown by kids as small as 12 years in the fields. And sadly, there have been no such laws and strict rules yet made by the government’s end.
Why is the condition so poor, and what is the reason which forces the children to get into this work?
Child Labour in Tobacco Industry
Well, tobacco leaves are mostly grown in the field by farmers and their family members. Due to poor finances, it’s the children who take up the responsibility of the job and gets along with the parents for help. Most of the places have a similar condition, which makes the kids as small as 12 years to join this business.
The continuous exposure to the tobacco creates many health issues too. Many of the kids have reported issues like nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and also headaches with working in the fields for long hours.
Now, let’s see how one state handled the issue in the right way.
While most of the countries suffered from this child labor, and the government not taking strict actions for this – Brazil stood apart from all of them.
Brazil is the 3rd largest tobacco producer in the world, but they dealt with the child labor strictly resulting in many positive changes.
If there is child labor, then both the farmer as well as the brand buying tobacco leaves from them are at fault. This is the simple rules that Brazil followed for their people and farmers working.
In the year 2008, Brazil banned the tobacco work for anyone less than 18 years of age. If any child younger than this limit is found working, then not only the farmer but the industry for whom they are working will get the penalties. This resulted in less number of child labor within some time, which is so awesome thing, isn’t it?
Also, the farmers were made aware of the ill-effects of working in the tobacco industry and making the children work along with them. It is still not completely eradicated from Brazil, but surely there is a reduction in the number of children in this industry.
We can hope that other countries like Zimbabwe, the United States, Europe, and others take the inspiration from Brazil and brings more positive change in the industry.