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: HandoutThe 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
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
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: HandoutThe 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
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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