US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer testifies at a Senate Finance Committee hearing on June 18. Photo: Reuters

Robert Lighthizer warns Vietnam over trade deficit with US

  • US Trade Representative says American businesses face ‘host of unfair trade barriers’ in the Southeast Asian country
  • Trump has complained Vietnam’s trade practices are worse than China’s, sparking concern that Hanoi could be next on the tariff hit list
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US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer testifies at a Senate Finance Committee hearing on June 18. Photo: Reuters
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A garment factory in Hanoi. Exports from the Southeast Asian nation to US have risen this year amid an escalation in the US-China trade war. Photo: AFP

Vietnam’s April trade deficit widens, showing country’s commerce actually deteriorated amid US-China trade war

  • Vietnam’s net export position has deteriorated since the US-China trade war escalated, a Bank of America Merrill Lynch study has found
  • Vietnam saw a trade deficit of around US$600 million in April
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A garment factory in Hanoi. Exports from the Southeast Asian nation to US have risen this year amid an escalation in the US-China trade war. Photo: AFP
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