From Vox:

And once you look at the big picture, the average tariff in the US is more in line with our major trading partners, Clark Packard, a trade expert at the R Street Institute, a free market think tank, told me. He pointed to World Trade Organization data from 2016, which puts the trade-weighted average — the share of imports for each tariff — of the US at 1.7 percent, the EU at 2.0 percent, and Japan at 2.5. percent. (China’s is a little higher, at about 4 percent; you can also read Packard’s analysis here.)

“It just depends on which individual product you’re looking at,” Packard said. “The Trump administration wants to cherry-pick some of this stuff, but then our trading partners could also cherry-pick.”

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