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Chinese electric car import to USA

The Rise & Rise of China’s EVs & US Rules on Importing Them

While China dominates the market, cornering many countries’ imports to meet local demand, the US fights the trend to import made-in-China EVs to protect and grow domestic EV production while striving to achieve its environmental goals.
Reasons for the exponential growth of China’s EV market include the government’s EV subsidies, a growing variety of mini electric vehicles, and more and more reasonably priced brands entering the market.

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China’s solar panels – global benefits, but a stew for the US

China’s solar panels – global benefits, but a stew for the US

China’s investment in renewable energy has been tremendous. There is no way around China for any country seeking to increase its solar capacity. Most recently, the country’s biggest solar panel makers cut prices by around 27 percent as raw material costs dropped. Low solar prices can help Europe diversify energy sources, lower dependency on Russian gas, and reach climate goals. However, what about the US, for whom solar panels are a particular bone of contention in its trade war with China? Let’s take a look!

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US East Coast Vs. West Coast Ports In Domestic Trade War

US companies in many industries have long depended on west coast ports, as opposed to those on the east coast, as the main entry point for imports. However, importers are shaking up that hierarchy as they rethink how and where to ship goods to save time and money and reduce risks. What has caused this shakeup, and will it persevere?

US importers are shifting cargo flows from West Coast ports to those on the East Coast due to labor negotiations, the AB5 trucking law, and a desire to save time and money. East Coast ports, including New York, New Jersey, and Savannah, have seen an increase in rail freight and warehouse usage as a result. Ports in Maryland, Virginia, and Georgia are expanding their investment to accommodate the surge in rail capacity. West Coast ports remain hopeful for a resolution in the ongoing labor negotiations in 2023. Click the link to read more about the shakeup in US port hierarchy. #USports #EastCoastports #WestCoastports

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US imports are down also from China

US imports are down, what’s up

US imports have decreased significantly, particularly from China.

Recent reports show an alarming drop in US manufacturing orders, especially from China. Several reasons include a collapse in demand. Over the past year, the ongoing supply chain turmoil has led shippers to call this a dire time for the industry. Many predict a recession. What is causing the imbalance in supply and demand?

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Customs Clearance & eezyimport - How to Import to the US

How to Import to the US

The US import process is not plain sailing, whether you’re an experienced trader or a novice.
US customs authorities, operating via the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), are generally more interested in imports than exports.
Not all importers may be aware that US citizens are allowed to become self-filers. Adopting this position entails filing one’s ISFs and Entry Summaries to release goods from customs. But how? eezycustoms enables self-filing through its intuitive eezyflow dashboard automatically and without hiring a customs broker!

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Global supply chains’ environmental impact – are there rules?

Ever-growing consumer demand means ever-expanding global supply chains. Demand, in turn, means an increased need for raw materials, manufactured goods, and ingredients which translates into enhanced environmental damage – such as climate change. While supply chain processes have been hugely impacted by many factors, not excluding the Covid-19 pandemic, reduced inventory levels, and labor shortages, ignoring its ecological footprint and impact threatens all of us. So, what sustainability programs are industry leaders, governments, and environmental organizations implementing to address the problem for the long term?

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