Trump’s tech tariffs are awesome, for South-East Asia


SINGAPORE: Donald Trump may well be the best thing that’s happened to South-East Asia’s humble electronics industry in quite a while.

Relatively small, and frankly not as sexy as their North Asia cousins, makers of components and devices with factories dotted around the region may get some time in the spotlight thanks to the US administration’s decision last month to levy an additional 25% import tax on 818 separate items from China.

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