US importers accelerate SE Asia sourcing

Vietnam has been a prime beneficiary of the US-China trade war with exports to the US growing strongly in the first half. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com.

Vietnam has been a prime beneficiary of the US-China trade war with exports to the US growing strongly in the first half. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com.

Trans-Pacific data shows a significant shift in US import volumes from China to Southeast Asia in the first half of 2019, the clearest evidence yet of how the United States trade war is affecting Asian sourcing patterns.