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Cost of shipping container from China to U.S. hits record high

“The rising shipping costs, in combination with unprecedented supply chain challenges and high demand, have forced some companies to take matters into their own hands to ensure they have the products they need in a timely fashion.”

[Fox News]

WTO says goods trade surging past pre-pandemic level

“Supply-side issues such as semiconductor scarcity and port backlogs may strain supply chains, but were unlikely to have large impacts on global aggregates, WTO experts said. They said the biggest downside risks came from the pandemic itself.”

[AFP]

New Central Asia trade activity announced

“Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a new $19-million five-year activity, USAID Trade Central Asia, that will be implemented in Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.”

[U.S. Embassy in Uzbekistan]

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