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DHL Express Temporarily stops Imports from China to India

Lawstreet Journal 3 Jul 2020 10:23pm

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In a bold move on Wednesday, 1st July 2020, German Logistics Company DHL temporarily halted picking up import shipments from China to India after border tensions between the two countries rose which led to clearance delays. Import consignments from China are facing hurdles at some ports including Chennai and Mumbai. Customs authorities have cited that there will be delays in clearing Chinese shipments, but no reason has been stated. It was stated by some Chennai Customs Zone Officials that the checks were being carried out on the basis of specific- intelligence-based inputs. Importers and industries are seeing it as a chance to change their import patterns, especially of non- essential goods amid the calls for reducing the consumption of Chinese goods due to border tensions between the two counties. 

Another leading freight carrier FedEx Corp has also halted shipments, adding that the company is experiencing backlogs outside its control. FedEx was not immediately available for statements. The DHL representative stated that the recent lag in customs clearance of cargo to India led the shipping company DHL Express India to temporarily halt pick-ups from mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau. DHL did not comment on the nature of the shipments that were delayed. Reportedly, goods, including products from US companies Apple, Cisco, and Dell, were caught up in border disputes as Indian ports halted shipments from China. Pharmaceutical ingredients and other products await government approval at ports, noting that pharmaceutical firms were not aware of why their exports had been halted. United… Continue Reading...

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