China-US trade dispute turned sour for cherry traders weeks ago, Shanghai dealer says

The so-called trade war between the world’s two largest economies might have officially started on Friday, but for Chinese importers of American cherries, the impact of the long-running dispute has been rumbling through the sector for weeks.
One of the biggest problems for a trader in Shanghai has been the tardiness of customs officials in processing shipments.
At the city’s Yangshan Port and Pudong Airport, it now took between 10 days and two weeks for cargoes of cherries from the…

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