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American Companies Are Shifting Away from China Amid Tariff War

American firms in China are rushing up their move off from the mainland as rising tariffs continue to hurt their businesses. Based on a survey made by the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai on Wednesday.

More than a quarter of the respondents – or 26.5% – stated that in the past year, they’d redirected investments initially deliberate for China to different areas. That’s a rise of 6.9 percentage factors from last year, the AmCham report mentioned, noting that technology, hardware, software, and services industries had the best level of modifications in an investment destination.

The research carried out in partnership with PwC, surveyed 333 members of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai. It was carried out from June 27 to July 25 — in the course of the interval when U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to resume trade talks, and before the latest intensification in retaliatory tariffs.

U.S. firms within the mainland additionally stated restrictions to accessing the native market have made it difficult for them to hold out their enterprise, the report mentioned.

When inquired about the best possible situations in ongoing trade negotiations, greater than 40% of respondents mentioned better entry to the home market could be crucial outcome to support their businesses to thrive. That was adopted by greater than 28% that ranked improved intellectual property protection as key.

The third most hoped-for outcome of the trade talks was “increased purchases of U.S. items,” at 14.3%, the survey showed. That’s in distinction to the Trump administration’s latest efforts to pressure China into buying more American products, especially in agriculture.

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