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Trade war

Importers boosted US-China shipments ahead of tariff deadline

Extended truce gives companies longer to prepare, but risks remain

Ships piled high with cargo containers have been keeping longshoremen busy at the Port of Los Angeles.   © Reuters

HONG KONG/NEW YORK -- Logistics companies handling U.S.-China trade have seen record volumes in recent months as importers rushed to stock up on goods ahead of the initial deadline for tariff rises.

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