What is happening: The ongoing US-China trade war is opening up opportunities for other nations, resetting supply chains along the way.
Trade war: The war between the two nations has waged through 2018, with negotiations still on-going early this year. A series of tariffs being introduced by each side were aimed at impeding the opposite nation.
Southeast Asia: The trade war has seen manufacturing shift from China to Southeast Asia. However, supply chain disruptions and slow global growth are larger threats for these countries, so they are still in favour of the removal of any trade barriers.
Japan: Automakers in Japan would be set to make huge gains if China and the US slapped vehicle tariffs on each other.
Brazil: Due to the trade war, Brazilian soy bean farmers exported 10 million metric tons more oil seeds than expected.
Solution: The majority of these nations would still hope for a resolution between China and the US, as they rate predictability above increased opportunities such as these.