US fines companies exporting goods via Cambodia to dodge Trump’s trade war tariffs on China

The companies were located in a Chinese-owned special economic zone in Cambodia, said a US embassy official.

The United States has fined several companies for exporting goods via a Chinese-owned special economic zone in Cambodia in a bid to dodge President Donald Trump’s tariffs on Chinese imports, a US embassy official said on Wednesday.

“The Department of Homeland Security has inspected and fined a number of companies for evading tariffs in the United States by routing goods through Cambodia,” US embassy spokesman Arend Zwartjes said in an emailed statement.

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