Chinese shipping containers are stored beside a US flag after they were unloaded at the Port of Los Angeles in Long Beach, California. Photo: AFP

The Hong Kong maker of Transformers toys rushes to ship orders for the US holiday season to beat Trump’s tariffs

  • Hong Kong toymaker Forward Winsome, famous for its rubber ducks, has been rushing to meet a spike in orders from American customers keen to stockpile products before they are hit by the next round of import duties
  • Front-loading orders – stocking up now to avoid future tariffs – is one of several tactics being used by Hong Kong firms caught up in the trade war
Topic |   US-China trade war

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Chinese shipping containers are stored beside a US flag after they were unloaded at the Port of Los Angeles in Long Beach, California. Photo: AFP
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Trucks wait to cross the border into the US in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Photo: AP

Trump calls off tariffs on Mexico after deal on illegal immigration

  • Trump threatened to impose 5 per cent import tariffs on all Mexican goods from Monday if Mexico did not agree to his demands to tighten its borders
Topic |   US immigration

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Trucks wait to cross the border into the US in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Photo: AP
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