US President Donald Trump is greeted by Louisiana Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser showing off his socks as the president arrives in Lake Charles, Louisiana, May 14, 2019. Photo: Reuters

China’s exporters of Donald Trump wigs and American flags ‘had no idea’ they face higher trade war tariffs

  • A Chinese producer of socks brandishing the face and hair of US President Donald Trump is set to be hit with a new trade war tariff
  • Manufacturers of ‘Trump’ wigs and American national flags also face incoming tariffs, but were not aware of this when contacted
Topic |   US-China trade war: All stories

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US President Donald Trump is greeted by Louisiana Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser showing off his socks as the president arrives in Lake Charles, Louisiana, May 14, 2019. Photo: Reuters
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An employee monitoring a circular weaving machine at a textile factory in Shangqiu in China's central Henan province. Photo: Agence France-Presse

Trade war to hit high-end US fashion brands dependent on specialised Chinese manufacturing

  • New US study shows low-end clothing production moving rapidly to Vietnam, Cambodia and Bangladesh, but high-end goods still made in China
  • The average retail price of clothing manufactured in China has more than doubled since the start of the trade war
Topic |   US-China trade war

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An employee monitoring a circular weaving machine at a textile factory in Shangqiu in China's central Henan province. Photo: Agence France-Presse
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