The global car supply chain is long and complex, with many parts are made in China before then being sent to other countries for assembly into finished cars. Photo: Handout

US car tariffs would have ‘bigger effect’ on global economy than US-China trade war, says WTO economist

  • World Trade Organisation chief economist Robert Koopman warns that there would be a ‘big disruptive effect’ on supply chains and on consumers hoping to buy cars
  • Direct trade between the US and China accounted for just 3 per cent of global trade in 2017 compared to 8 per cent for the car sector including parts
Topic |   China economy

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The global car supply chain is long and complex, with many parts are made in China before then being sent to other countries for assembly into finished cars. Photo: Handout
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