US retailers continue to scramble to bring goods in to beat new tariffs

September 11, 2019 Gavin van Marle

US container import volumes continued to surge over the summer, ahead of more tariff hikes on consumer goods. 
New data released yesterday by Global Port Tracker shows “imports at the nation’s major retail container ports reached unusually high numbers just before new tariffs on goods from China took effect 1 September, and are expected to surge again before another round of tariffs takes effect in December”.
“Retailers are still trying to minimise ...

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