More than half of US-China trade – worth US$659.8 billion last year – passes through the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Photo: AFP

California, ‘ground zero for US-China relations’, feels the pinch as trade war tariffs hit American port traffic

  • Trade volumes at the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach dropped significantly in October, with last year’s frantic front-loading a distant memory
  • Southern California is home to huge network of trade-related jobs, with new era of uncertainty sending ripples of concern through the industry
Topic |   US-China trade war

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More than half of US-China trade – worth US$659.8 billion last year – passes through the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Photo: AFP
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Finbarr Bermingham

Finbarr Bermingham

Finbarr Bermingham has been reporting on Asian trade since 2014. Prior to this, he covered global trade and economics in London. He joined the Post in 2018, before which he was Asia Editor at Global Trade Review and Trade Correspondent for the International Business Times.