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Good news for knockoff bizCounterfeiters in China bag trade-war profits

Sep 22, 2018 - South Florida Sun-Sentinel

BEIJING - When President Donald Trump threatens China with more tariffs, Lulu thinks of her commission checks and smiles.

It's a good time to work in the fake-handbag business.

The shadow industry - already a big moneymaker - stands to reap another potential windfall from the trade war, which escalated this week.

Knockoffs of famous brands - Coach, Kate Spade, Rolex and others - are mostly made in China and arrive at U.S. shores through clandestine channels built to dodge auth...