BLOG: US-China trade dispute: pause for breath does not mean end in sight

21 May 2018 04:12 Source:ICIS News

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The US and China have for the time being agreed not to impose the tit-for-tat tariffs that they threatened in early April. But the hard work has yet to begin in thrashing out a trade deal, the details of which are going to be very hard to agree because of all the competing interests. And even if the immediate threat of a trade war is avoided, we seem to be heading towards a more regional petrochemicals world as the US and China compete for economic and geopolitical influence.

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By Staff Reporter