The US has raised duties on steel from Vietnam that Washington says originated in China, part of its bid to crack down on firms evading tariffs. Photo: AP
The US has raised duties on steel from Vietnam that Washington says originated in China, part of its bid to crack down on firms evading tariffs. Photo: AP
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Haven can wait: how Southeast Asia ultimately benefits from Trump’s trade crusade

  • As trade tensions between China and the US show signs of lessening, Washington is turning its attention to countries used by firms as a pit stop to avoid tariffs
  • But instead of being another casualty in the trade war, experts say a crackdown on tariff-dodging practices could see economies in the region benefit from sustainable growth

The US has raised duties on steel from Vietnam that Washington says originated in China, part of its bid to crack down on firms evading tariffs. Photo: AP
The US has raised duties on steel from Vietnam that Washington says originated in China, part of its bid to crack down on firms evading tariffs. Photo: AP
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