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Trade war and tariffs fail to slow growing surge of U.S. imports from China

“Strong demand for electronics has driven up US imports from several Asian origins, including Korea, Taiwan and Singapore, but China appears not to have lost out to its Asian neighbours.”

[The Loadstar]

UK secures first post-Brexit free trade agreement with Japan

“The deal, which London said represents an important step towards the UK joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) was agreed in principle by UK’s international trade secretary Liz Truss and Japan’s foreign minister Motegi Toshimitsu via a video call on Friday.”

[The Nation]

EU nations breaking rules in bilateral trade deals with China

“On a bilateral basis, China has formed 15 agreements with EU member states as part of its Belt and Road Initiative, a landmark development plan involving infrastructure and investments stretching across more than 80 countries in Europe, Asia and Africa. Such member states that have signed agreements with China include Italy, Greece, Estonia, and Croatia.”

[Euractiv]

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