TRADE WAR RAISING THE SPECTRE OF FRAUDULENT TEXTILE-GARMENT SHIPPING FROM CHINA TO US VIA SE ASIAN ROUTES

  IN its trade war against China, the Trump administration in the USA has added tariffs on a wide range of upstream textile inputs and fashion-related consumer products, raising the spectre of fraudulent rerouting of Chinese textile-garment products through neighbouring regions, notably south-east Asia. The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency places textiles and garments at a high risk for non-compliance, given that import duty rates for China-made textiles and garments are now in some cases relatively high. Moreover, a substantial share of the ...


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