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Datawatch

Chinese goods navigate alternate trade routes to US shores

Data shows increased flows via Vietnam and Mexico with origin disguised

A ship loaded with container boxes is seen at Qingdao Port in China's Shandong Province.   © Reuters

TOKYO/HANOI/SHANGHAI -- Higher U.S. tariffs from the trade war with China are altering patterns of world trade as exporters use third countries to bypass the duties, data reveals.

Chinese exports to the U.S. tumbled by $15.2 billion, or 12%, in the January-March quarter of 2019 on a year-on-year basis.

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