US-China trade war hasn’t benefited Vietnam in big way yet: Investor

As the continuing U.S.-China trade war threatens to dent exports from the world’s two largest economies, analysts have projected that different nations may even see Chinese and American demand diverted their way.

Vietnam — and Southeast Asia as an entire — is likely one of the locations most anticipated to profit from trade war-inspired shopping for. According to 1 investor, nevertheless, the revenue up to now has been slight.

“It’s a bit early for Vietnam to be benefiting in a big way from trade wars,” Bill Stoops, the chief funding officer of asset administration firm Dragon Capital, informed CNBC on Wednesday.

The Southeast Asian nation has been touted as a attainable winner in the U.S.-China trade war due to its low value of producing. Reports point out that some corporations have begun shifting manufacturing out of China to keep away from tariffs imposed by America.

Vietnam will seemingly profit from these adjusted provide chains for a very long time, in accordance with Rob Koepp, community director of the Economist Corporate Network.

“It is now set to be kind of a China 2.0, for various reasons, and yeah, it’s going to be benefiting and that’s going to be long term,” he informed CNBC on Thursday.

While companies have seemingly been restricted by the logistical constraints of relocating and constructing new services in Vietnam, the nation has begun to see new orders “flooding” into its current industries which have some capability for elevated manufacturing, Stoops mentioned.

“We are already starting to see big orders, big export orders flowing, out of nowhere, into the seafood, and the furniture and the garment industry,” Stoops informed CNBC’s Street Signs. “I think this is a harbinger of things to come, as people start to divert business away from China.”

“It hasn’t happened yet, but it’s definitely in the works, and we’re starting to see straws in the wind with all these new export orders,” he added.

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