US President Donald Trump leaving the White House on Monday, en route to a Nato meeting in London. Photo: Jabin Botsford/Washington Post

Donald Trump says Hong Kong law he just signed could complicate any trade deal with China

  • ‘It doesn’t make it better,’ he acknowledges when asked if the Hong Kong democracy law would make a prospective agreement with Beijing harder
  • President avoids saying whether a phase-one deal would happen before year’s end, while new round of tariffs on December 15 loom
Topic |   Donald Trump

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US President Donald Trump leaving the White House on Monday, en route to a Nato meeting in London. Photo: Jabin Botsford/Washington Post
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Kwai Chung cargo terminal. Hong Kong’s shipping and logistics sector is a major employer and contributor to the city’s economy. Photo: Martin Chan

Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act likely to have little impact on shipping sector

  • The US government has rushed this act to put pressure on China, says Chris Chan, head of shipping at law firm Holman Fenwick Willan
  • Tariffs are still applicable on Chinese products transshipped through Hong Kong
Topic |   Transport and logistics

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Kwai Chung cargo terminal. Hong Kong’s shipping and logistics sector is a major employer and contributor to the city’s economy. Photo: Martin Chan
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