Xinhua intervista Paganini: Dazi USA Pericolosi

Intervista a Xinhua di Pietro Paganini: i Dazi USA Fanno Male

Pietro Paganini  intervistato da Xinhua insieme al prof. Sapelli, principale quotidiano cinese sulla questione dei dazi USA e le opportunità o minacce per l’Italia e la UE.

L’intervista integrale è disponibile qui

Nell’intervista Paganini ha presentato i dati dell’interscambio commerciale Italia-USA. La bilancia propende a nostro favore il che fa infuriare il Presidente Trump. I dazi che minaccia sono uno strumento negoziale che se implementato potrebbe avere cattive ripercussioni sulle nostre PMI che soffrirebbero più di chiunque altro.

Alcune delle affermazioni di Paganini, in inglese:

Italy likely to suffer from U.S.-China trade tension

ROME, Aug. 20 (Xinhua) — Italy is likely to suffer from the ongoing trade dispute between the United States and China, analysts have said recently.

U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to put additional tariffs as high as 25 percent on 200 billion U.S. dollars of Chinese products imported into the United States, possibly as soon as September. In order to defend its legitimate rights and the international free trade order, China has vowed to respond in kind.

Most economists believe the trade tension between the two countries that, according to World Bank figures, account for nearly 40 percent of the world’s combined economic activity, would have a ripple effect across the world.

The impacts would be oversized for export-driven economies like Italy, which gets nearly 30 percent of its gross domestic product from exports, according to World Bank estimates.

“Italy is vulnerable to anything that makes trade less appealing,” Pietro Paganini, founder of the think tank Competere and a business administration professor at Rome’s John Cabot University, told Xinhua.

“Most Italian exports come from small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), which means the companies lack the size to defend their interests internationally. They rely on diplomats and the government.”

“The best bet for Italy is to try to influence the European Union trade policies to emphasize exports’ importance to Italy, like fashion, food, and machine parts,” Paganini said.