The US President Donald Trump is attempting to force Vietnam to reduce its trade surplus with America and has threatened tariffs. Photo: AP

Donald Trump’s ‘real threat’ of Vietnam tariffs sends ripples of anxiety through Southeast Asian nation

  • The US president is keen to narrow America’s trade deficit and stop illegal transshipments from China looking to avoid trade war tariffs
  • Vietnamese authorities are cracking down on illicit tariff dodging behaviour, but exporters worry that a ‘small batch could ruin it for everyone’
Topic |   US-China trade war

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The US President Donald Trump is attempting to force Vietnam to reduce its trade surplus with America and has threatened tariffs. Photo: AP
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