Tariffs have impacted washing machines and customers who buy them.

Behind the Tariffs: Washing machines and the roots of the trade war

  • How the rough and tumble of washing machine economics helped spur the US into using tariffs
  • Inside one of Chicago’s oldest appliance stores for a first-hand report on how tariffs affected American consumers
Topic |   US-China trade war

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Tariffs have impacted washing machines and customers who buy them.
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Jarrod Watt

Jarrod Watt

Jarrod Watt joined the Post in 2015 after more than a decade working as a multi-platform reporter and editor with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, creating video, radio and text stories. He currently produces podcasts and video, as well as developing new digital storytelling methods, including augmented reality and 360 interactive photography.

Naomi Ng

Naomi Ng

Naomi is a city news reporter at the South China Morning Post. She joined the Post in 2015 as a cadet reporter and has previously written for CNN International in Hong Kong, and Mizzima news in Myanmar.

Finbarr Bermingham

Finbarr Bermingham

Finbarr Bermingham has been reporting on Asian trade since 2014. Prior to this, he covered global trade and economics in London. He joined the Post in 2018, before which he was Asia Editor at Global Trade Review and Trade Correspondent for the International Business Times.