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U.S. Imports from China Surge Despite Tariffs

Despite the tariffs and anti-China rhetoric from the Trump administration, there is still a steady flow of goods coming from China to the United States. West Coast ports and railroad links to the interior are struggling with a surge of Asian imports, mostly coming from China.

“We have not seen a major slowdown in business with China, it’s pretty steady, if not growing,” said Bob Imbriani, vice president of international services for Team Worldwide.

In recent months, U.S. imports of Chinese goods have steadily increased. China’s trade surplus with the U.S. reached $34.2 billion in August. This is the highest surplus since November, 2018, when the trade war between the nations started to ramp up.

Overall, U.S. imports have continued to surpass exports in recent months. Exports inc…

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