Changing supply chains isn’t as easy as 1, 2, 3

Tracey Samuelson May 22, 2019
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Changing supply chains isn’t as easy as 1, 2, 3

Tracey Samuelson May 22, 2019
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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told Congress he’s regularly in talks with Walmart and other firms about what products they can and can’t source outside China. Changing those supply chains seems to be the easy answer to ease pressure on U.S. consumers because of the trade war. But how realistic is it to do so? And which companies are able to swiftly do that?

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