A stall selling Christmas decorations at the Yiwu International Trade Market in Yiwu, Zhejiang province on December 17, 2018. Photo: Reuters

Wholesale traders in Yiwu rue losses as US tariffs point to a woeful purchasing period ahead of Thanksgiving and Christmas

  • Yiwu, the shopfront of the world’s factory, is where every conceivable made-in-China product from cocktail umbrellas to machine parts is sold
  • In previous years, May would be the start of a busy period when buyers from the US and Europe descend on Yiwu to place orders for August shipments in time for the Christmas shopping season. Not this year
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A stall selling Christmas decorations at the Yiwu International Trade Market in Yiwu, Zhejiang province on December 17, 2018. Photo: Reuters
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