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

Will Donald Trump’s trade crusade ultimately benefit Southeast Asia?

  • 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
Topic |   Vietnam

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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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