Video Duration 02 minutes 39 seconds

Trade rivalry with China and obstacles to US manufacturing

Toys, tariffs and trade – Al Jazeera examines Trump’s strategy on US manufacturing.

As the United States and China battle over tariffs, President Donald Trump asks US companies to manufacture their products locally.

But due to higher labour costs, shortage of manufacturing expertise and lack of infrastructure, many of the items are made in China.

Al Jazeera’s Rob Reynolds reports from Chatsworth, California.