The China Tax

Meredith, Robyn
October 2007
Forbes Asia;10/1/2007, Vol. 3 Issue 16, p24
The article anticipates the additional tax for China products in the U.S. market. The author reports that the U.S. Congress and the American public is putting pressure to hinder the import of poison pet food, toothpastes and lead-laced toys in the country. Stephen Roach, chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia, said that tighter quality standards on some imports is the functional equivalent of a tax increase on the American consumer.


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