News reports about the raging trade war between China and the U.S. have largely focused on the issue of tariffs. But there’s a lot more going on behind the scenes than that.
The bigger news concerns China’s undertaking of a sweeping reorganization of the way it regulates trade. Specifically, the government has merged China Customs with the agency that oversees inspections and quarantines, creating an entity with much broader regulatory powers. In addition, China has launched a number of initiatives to streamline the processing of imports and documentation, including creation of a “Single Window” for submitting declarations and documents on physical inspections. Joining us on this episode to describe all of the changes is Gary Barraco, director of global product marketing with Amber Road. The reforms promise to make trading with China easier, he says, but it’s essential that exporters become familiar with the details, as well as stay on top of future changes. Hosted by Bob Bowman, managing editor of SupplyChainBrain.
This episode is sponsored by Amber Road.
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A blog post by Gary Barraco: “China’s Trade War Going on Behind the Wall.”
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