Unlike other trade agreements that generally refer disputes to a neutral third party, the United States and China have decided to develop all the problems themselves. The agreement creates bilateral dispute assessment and resolution offices to respond to and assess complaints. The agreement also includes an appeals process that will increase questions from mid-level officials to the offices of the U.S. trade agent and the Chinese vice premier. An analysis published by the Wall Street Journal in October 2020 showed that the trade war did not push the primary objective of the resumption of U.S. production, nor the re-eraration of factory production. Although the trade war led to increased employment in some sectors, tariffs resulted in a net loss of U.S. industry jobs. The trade war reduced the U.S.
trade deficit with China in 2019, but this trend reversed in 2020, with the trade deficit returning to its pre-trade war level, while the overall U.S. trade deficit widened.  On August 14, 2019, the Dow fell 800 points, in part due to rising trade tensions between the United States and China.  Nine days later, on August 23, the Dow fell 623 points on the day Trump informally ordered U.S. companies to immediately seek alternatives to do business in China.   At the end of 2019, stock markets reached record levels after increasing due to the agreement between the United States and China on the signing of the first phase of a trade agreement.   But these victories have a high price. Uncertainty created by Trump`s customs threats and trade approaches has weighed on the economy, raised business and consumer prices, delayed business investment and slowed growth around the world. Companies with China`s commitment such as Deere-Company and Caterpillar have laid off some workers and reduced revenue expectations, in part by referring to the trade war. Hun Quach, vice president of international trade for the Retail Industry Leaders Association, said tariffs will affect U.S. family homes by increasing the price of everyday items.    In a 2019 statement by the National Manufacturers Association, the aim was to oppose the trade war, which calls for a new structure for U.S.-China trade relations that would eliminate China`s unfair trade practices and create competitive conditions for U.S.
producers.  A 2018 Politico article documented the close partnership between NAM President Jay Timmons and President Trump and said Timmons was fighting the trade war from within Trump.  An analysis by the Peterson Institute for International Economics showed that in January 2018, before the start of the trade war, China imposed uniform tariffs of 8% on average on all its importers. By June 2019, tariffs on U.S. imports had risen to 20.7%, while tariffs on other countries had fallen to 6.7%.  The analysis also showed that average U.S. tariffs on Chinese products rose from 3.1% in 2017 to 24.3% in August 2019.  U.S. farmers are particularly affected by Chinese retaliation.  In response, the Trump administration`s assistance resulted in farmers` hardships in the form of cash payments, guarantees of additional trade agreements and changes to environmental legislation for corn producers.      According to the American Farm Bureau, U.S.
agricultural exports to China increased from $24 billion in 2014 to $9.1 billion in 2018, including lower sales of pork, soybeans and wheat. Farm failures have intensified and agricultural machinery manufacturer Deere-Company has twice lowered its profit forecast between January and August 2019.  An August 2019 USDA report showed that Canadian wheat exports to China increased from 32% to over 60%