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Trade war fuels Taiwanese producers' withdrawal from China

Southeast Asia, India and even US benefit as increased taxes add to wage concerns

Soccer shoes for sale at a Mizuno shop in Hanoi. Vietnam has become a major production base for contract shoemakers.   © Reuters

TAIPEI -- The intensifying trade war between the U.S. and China is giving Taiwanese manufacturers, from technology to textile companies, fresh incentive to search for new production sites in the region.

Southeast Asia and India have become safe havens from U.S. President Donald Trump's barrage of tariffs for contract footwear and garment makers that supply global brands like Nike, Adidas and Under Armour. Technology companies are also looking at expanding their presence in the U.S.

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