The survey findings contrast with US President Donald Trump’s claims that the trade war has not affected prices paid by American consumers. The US president tweeted on August 19: “import prices down, China eating tariffs”. Photo: Reuters

Amazon sellers feeling the heat of US-China trade war, contrary to Donald Trump’s claims, survey shows

  • Jungle Scout survey shows 72 per cent of sellers have seen their cost per unit increase by some 17 per cent since the beginning of the trade war last year
  • First round of new US tariffs took effect on about US$110 billion of Chinese imports on September 1, with more to follow in October and December
Topic |   China economy

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The survey findings contrast with US President Donald Trump’s claims that the trade war has not affected prices paid by American consumers. The US president tweeted on August 19: “import prices down, China eating tariffs”. Photo: Reuters
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US trade representative Robert Lighthizer (left), US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He are expected to continue face-to-face talks in Washington in October. Photo: AFP

US must concede final 20 per cent of demands to agree trade war deal with China, leading Chinese expert says

  • Jin Canrong, an international relations professor at Renmin University of China in Beijing, says China had agreed to 80 per cent of a deal as far back as May
  • ‘Between 60 and 70 per cent’ chance of Chinese President Xi Jinping and American counterpart Donald Trump agreeing a deal in November if US can lower demands
Topic |   US-China trade war

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US trade representative Robert Lighthizer (left), US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He are expected to continue face-to-face talks in Washington in October. Photo: AFP
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