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Sony to reconsider China production if tariffs rise

Executive signals alarm over US trade war at CES 2019

Sony could be forced to pull production capacity out of China if Beijing and Washington fail to reach a trade accord.   © Reuters

LAS VEGAS, U.S. -- A Sony executive warned Tuesday that the Japanese technology group could be forced to move some production out of China if the U.S. raises tariffs against the trading partner.

If tariffs rise to 25% from 10% as threatened, "of course we will consider manufacturing in other countries and regions," Senior Executive Vice President Ichiro Takagi told reporters at the CES consumer electronics expo here.

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