Trump's Trade War with China Will Affect 23% Consumer Goods

By Chi Mai
May 20, 2019

The U.S. increased tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods to 25% from 10% Friday, following three rounds of tariffs last year. They account for roughly 50% of all Chinese exports to the U.S. on everything from hats to toys. Starting June 1,...
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Supply Chain News - Artificial intelligence gets political backing in Australia

By Chi Mai
May 06, 2019

Just weeks after launching its new $33 million Applied Artificial Intelligence Institute (A²I²), Deakin University has welcomed funding commitments from State and Federal Labor to establish a National Centre of Artificial Intelligence Excellence...
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Surveys Reveal Australian Businesses Still Rely on China Despite new Indonesia Trade Deal | Whale Logistics Australia

By Chi Mai
April 29, 2019
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April 29, 2019

Australian businesses are simultaneously becoming more dependent on China and traditional Anglo markets just when the country’s foreign policy thrust is to diversify links to major emerging nations such as India and Indonesia.
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International Furniture Expo to boost Indonesia-Australia Exports | Whale Logistics Australia

By Chi Mai
April 22, 2019

The Indonesian Furniture and Craft Association (HIMKI) expects to boost furniture and wooden craft exports from US$2.5 billion in 2018 to $2.9 billion this year through its annual four-day International Furniture Expo.
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Supply Chain News - Australia to sign free trade deal with Hong Kong

By Chi Mai
April 15, 2019

Australia signs a new agreement covering $18.8 billion in free trade with Hong Kong on Tuesday 2 April, as Labor prepares to officially back the Australia-Indonesia free trade deal if it wins government.  
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What Trump's Tariffs Mean For Australian Businesses

By Chi Mai
April 02, 2019

Australian businesses may need to migrate their sourcing efforts from China to elsewhere, as Trump's tariffs show no signs of slowing down, according to IBISWorld Industry Insider.
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Supply Chain News - Australia and Indonesia Signs A New Trade Agreement

By Chi Mai
March 12, 2019

Australia and Indonesia have signed, on the 4th of March, the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA), starting a new chapter of cooperation and deeper economic management in one of our most important...
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Freight Forwarding News - Bugs Stink-Up Australia's Maritime And Landside Supply Chains

By Chi Mai
February 18, 2019

Infestations of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug found on ships en-route to Australia are causing havoc with local supply chains. Bugs are breeding, ships are re-routing, trucks are idling, supply chains are collapsing, costs are escalating... and...
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Supply Chain News - Trump Tariffs Force Tough Choices at U.S. Auto Suppliers

By Chi Mai
February 04, 2019

Tariffs on the steel industry in the USA has hit the automotive industries hard, and the story below reveals how US automotive suppliers have been struggling with the introduction of the tariffs.
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Rio Tinto to operate more autonomous trains for its supply chain

By Chi Mai
January 28, 2019

The Anglo-Australian mining firm, Rio Tinto, has revealed it has added more autonomous trains to its fleet.
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