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Sharp plans Vietnam factory to sidestep trade war

Automotive LCDs for US market will not be made in China

Sharp is re-configuring its global production operations to lessen the impact of the U.S.-China trade war.   © Reuters

OSAKA -- Sharp said Thursday it has scrapped plans to produce displays for the American market in China and will instead build a new plant in Vietnam in order to avoid new tariffs being imposed in the long-simmering trade dispute between Washington and Beijing.

The Vietnamese factory will assemble automotive liquid crystal displays to be sold in the U.S. Some personal computer production of subsidiary Dynabook may shift to the new facility as well.

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