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Trade war

Amazon sales data shows tariffs hit US vendors harder

Supply chain flexibility gives Chinese sellers easier time amid trade war

NEW YORK -- U.S. tariffs have cost American vendors on Amazon more than their Chinese counterparts as a bitter trade war drags on between the two countries, a new analysis has found.

U.S.-based Amazon sellers, compared with those in China, are seeing a steeper tariff-correlated slowdown -- and more recently, decline -- in sales volumes, according to SellerMotor, a data analytics company servicing vendors on the American e-commerce site. 

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