Posts Tagged ‘RMB’

China’s June Trade Surplus Matters to You

Wednesday, July 11, 2007 8:17 1 Comment

It has just been announced that China’s trade surplus hit an all time high at $26.9 billion USD for June. That is double the amount for June of last year. The only “good” news from a political standpoint is that imports rose by 14.2%, a “sign” that more and more imports are making their way […]

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Trade War Looming? Or… Nothing Else to Write About?

Sunday, July 1, 2007 20:05 1 Comment

The last few weeks have certainly been the rockiest for U.S. China trade relations in a long time…. Adding to the normal news cycles of a ballooning trade deficit and a RMB that just won’t revalue, the last 4 weeks have seen stories on pet food manufacturers cutting corners, tire manufacturers cutting corners, toy train […]

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Uh.. Did ANYONE in the U.S. Read the News Yesterday??

Thursday, June 21, 2007 14:34 4 Comments

For the last 18 months, the daily news has been much the same. China needs to reduce the RMB… that China is not playing fair… that SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE. yet.. the day after the Ministry of Commerce announced that they would reduce the VAT rebate on nearly 3000 products …. nothing. Radio silence… […]

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U.S. Trade Policy: Up and Downs.. Smiles and Frowns

Wednesday, June 20, 2007 3:19 Comments Off on U.S. Trade Policy: Up and Downs.. Smiles and Frowns

Maybe I am getting a little to creative with titles lately, but I am having a good week and have decided to not be so academic (not that that is a bad thing). This week has been a great week for U.S. trade policy, and while it will not start showing for another 6-12 months […]

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It’s Official. Call Your Accountant NOW

Tuesday, June 19, 2007 19:04 4 Comments

It was exactly one week ago that we broke the news that the VAT rebate was going down, and now… EVERYONE is reporting it. WSJ: China Cuts Export-Tax Rebate China Daily: China to adjust export rebate policy on 2,831 commodities IHT: China cuts tax rebates on exports I gave you a week’s head start. Hopefully […]

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Rollin.. Rollin.. Rollin.. Get those Containers Floatin!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007 4:46 1 Comment

Last week we told you to call your accountant, and now we are telling you to call your forwarder. While I cannot take all the credit for breaking the news, we can report that others have caught wind and everyone is booking their containers in anticipation that July 1 will bring the VAT rebate reduction […]

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Call Your Accountant QUICK! VAT is going DOWN

Wednesday, June 13, 2007 0:05 5 Comments

One of the nice things about being a consultant that also manufacturers is that we are privy to all the supplier gossip. and in a first for All Roads… we have beaten out ALL news outlets in reporting this (Now, I only hope we are NOT wrong) We hear about bankers driving up the price […]

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Trade Policy & Product Safety… Tit for Tat

Monday, June 11, 2007 1:55 Comments Off on Trade Policy & Product Safety… Tit for Tat

When the news first began to break that dogs and cats across America were getting sick from pet food made in China… I already knew what was coming. and when articles began appearing in the popular press questioning “China’s” role in this, my fears were confirmed. For me, supplier quality issues are always a problem.. […]

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