Imports Surge at U.S. Ports as Companies Brace for New Tariffs
LOS ANGELES—Imports into U.S. seaports are surging over usual seasonal patterns in an apparent push by retailers and manufacturers to pull orders forward ahead of a new round of tariffs set to hit U.S.-China trade in January.
Ports in Southern California, Georgia and Virginia reported double-digit growth in import volume from September to October, setting monthly records as furniture, apparel, auto parts and other goods streamed in.
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