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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.

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