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Impact of Yemen’s Houthis On Global Shipping in Jan ’24 [Bonus Podcast]

Welcome to our special 200th episode of China Manufacturing Decoded! In this episode, we discuss the impact of the Houthi Yemeni rebels’ attacks on shipping in the Red Sea, and how it may affect your shipping costs and other issues … Continue reading

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HS vs HTS Codes: How to Find the Right Code for your Product? (incl. Links to Official Sources)

Importers who outsource manufacturing in Asia need to ship their goods around the world to where they’re being sold. Understanding the difference between HS vs HTS codes could be the difference between paying higher or lower import duties, fees, and … Continue reading

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Logistics from China in 2023 Update: Good News!

Sofeast’s head of Supply Chain Management, Kate, joins Adrian from the team to explain how the logistics situation for importers shipping goods from China to the West has evolved now that we’re into 2023. During Covid times between 2020-2022, say, … Continue reading

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USA Logistics & Shipping Summer 2022 Update (Feat. Marshall Taplits) [Podcast]

 Marshall Taplits founder of East-Coast 3PL Ship It Done and American logistics and shipping expert joins Sofeast’s CEO Renaud Anjoran to update us about the situation in the USA right now in July 2022. Covid, fuel and energy costs, staffing … Continue reading

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What’s Causing The USA’s Logistics Troubles? [Podcast]

Logistics in the USA in late 2021…where to begin? CNN is calling it ‘a supply chain nightmare,’ USA Today bemoan that “Food prices are going up, gas prices are climbing, and finding that great gift for the holidays might get … Continue reading

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5 Challenges Faced By Importers With Asian Supply Chains Going Into 2022 [Podcast]

Chiefly due to Covid importers have been struggling with disrupted supply chains, high shipping costs, longer lead times, and more unpleasant effects since the pandemic hit in early 2020. Unfortunately, there are 5 challenges that our CEO Renaud Anjoran believes … Continue reading

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Exploring Why Sea Freight Is So Expensive In Summer ’21 [Podcast]

In This Episode… Renaud is joined this week by global logistics expert Jon Monroe who boasts over 30 years in the logistics industry and has a strong focus on Transpacific trade who shares detailed information about how the sea freight … Continue reading

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4 Common Problems Importers Of Paper Products From China Suffer From

Sometimes we work for an importer of paper products (we’ll include cardboard and paperboard here, too) such as books, cards, boxes, packaging, etc, and it’s always the same few issues that come back. What are the potential problems you face, … Continue reading

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Advice On Choosing Packaging To Protect Your Products [Podcast]

In This Episode… This time we’re discussing the role of packaging in protecting your products during transit! Renaud goes into detail about the different types of packaging materials, supply chain risks that can damage products during shipping, and why to … Continue reading

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China’s Shipping Bottlenecks June 2021 – What It All Means For You

Logistics have been in a mess so far in 2021. You have probably already been affected by delays and cost rises. Let’s review the situation. Chiefly, Covid-19 is at fault, as it caused a double whammy effect: A drop in … Continue reading

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