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Fresh US tariffs unlikely to spur more frontloading and may further damp transpacific trade

Analysts and shippers are not convinced that the latest tariff announcement made by President Trump will encourage another cargo rush on transpacific trade, given the short lead time between now and September 1

The to-be-imposed US tariffs on a further $300bn of Chinese exports comes amid an already underperforming peak season on transpacific trade hit by the simmering US-China trade war that seems to be headed for further escalation

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