Malaysia-based but Singapore-listed, TrickleStar designs and supplies energy-saving products. However, when the trade war between the US and China erupted in late 2018 and escalated throughout 2019, it too was caught in the crossfire like the many companies with a Trans-Pacific footprint.

Have a premium account? Sign in to continue reading.

Unlimited access to all stories from $99.9/year*

The latest reporting and analysis from business and investments to news and views on social issues.


  • Simultaneous logins across all devices
  • Instant access to past digital issues
  • Unlimited access to The Edge Malaysia
  • *For annual subscription plan only. T&Cs apply