Trump tough talk on China worries US exporters

Boeing could be among the biggest losers if China retaliates to US trade tarrifs threatened by President-elect Donald TrumpPresident-elect Donald Trump’s threat to slap punitive tariffs on Chinese goods is a worry for firms that trade with the country in the US Midwest, a decisive region in the Republican’s election triumph. Strong support across America’s “Rust Belt,” and frustration at lost industrial jobs blamed on globalization, carried Trump to victory last month in key battleground states, including Michigan and Ohio. “We export a lot of products to China,” said David Shogren, president of US International Foods.

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