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Key details still remain unclear despite the US-China trade agreement



December 18, 2019 /

After the U.S. and China announced the “phase-one” trade agreement, a critical point remains in question: agricultural purchases. Bilateral trade is a significant part of the dispute between the world’s two largest economies, especially after both sides decided to break the negotiations into phases, rather than tackling a slew of American concerns, which range from…


China-US trade war won’t affect global container supply chains



June 26, 2019 /

The trade dispute between the US and China could have fewer ramifications across global container supply chains than initially thought. According to new research from Drewry, although the transpacific trade, particularly headhaul eastbound, is expected to be hit hard by the introduction of billions of dollars’ worth of new tariffs, the way China has established…


U.S. and China Near Deal That Could End Most U.S. Tariffs



March 7, 2019 /

The U.S. and China are close to a trade deal that could lift most or all U.S. tariffs as long as Beijing follows through on pledges ranging from better protecting intellectual-property rights to buying a significant amount of American products, two people familiar with the discussions said. Chinese officials made clear in a series of…


China-US trade war tariffs force manufacturing moves



November 21, 2018 /

The failure of the US and China to agree on trade at the weekend makes further tariffs on Chinese goods to the US seem increasingly likely. But while most economists agree that trade wars are ineffective and harmful, some players in the logistics industry are seeing opportunities – mostly in air freight, which typically benefits from chaos…