3 Takeaways from AHPA’s Botanical Congress

“We are in a trade fight, no matter how any politician tries to spin it, with China on tariffs,” said Anna Ashton, Director, Business Advisory Services, US-China Business Council. And a poll of members of the Council revealed that more companies are feeling the effects: Ashton reported that in 2019, 81% of respondents said business with China has been affected by US-China trade tensions—that’s up from 73% in 2018. Regarding the future, she noted that tariffs will remain a threat for the foreseeable future. Deal or no deal, she said, uncertainty will continue—and companies should plan for it.