Afternoon Coffee: China hits U.S. with new tariffs; Boeing to resume producing 737s; Uber Freight forecasts triple-digit growth

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Soybeans, oil and cars are the latest product victims as part of China’s $75 billion in retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods, to take effect Sept. 1 and Dec. 15, respectively. Boeing Co. notified suppliers it would re-start production of its best-selling 737 jets at a rate of 52 aircraft per month in February 2020. And the chief of Uber’s trucking arm, Uber Freight, has predicted that sustaining triple-digit revenue growth was completely possible. Afternoon Coffee: sustaining your stream of procurement and supply chain news.

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