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Trade war

Vietnam cracks down on tariff-dodging export detours

US wary of Chinese products passed off as made in Vietnam

Hanoi will reportedly begin to formulate internationally accepted practices to prevent illegitimate transshipments as more manufacturers leave China for Vietnam.   © Reuters

HANOI -- The Vietnamese government has begun taking steps to clamp down on shipments of products from China and elsewhere that pass through Vietnam and are relabeled as Vietnamese to avoid U.S. tariffs.

The crackdown follows a series of reports by local newspaper Tuoi Tre that revealed that Vietnamese-made televisions by home electronics maker Asanzo were almost entirely made from Chinese imports.

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