In this issue:
* Pictures from Last Month’s Trip to China
* November 1 is the Deadline for Orders to Safely Ship before the Chinese New Year
* The Exchange Rate
Pictures from Last Month’s Trip to China
By Mike Genung
Last month I visited China for two weeks. What follows are pictures from that trip; cities visited included Beijing, Qufu, Qingdao, Hangzhou, Jinhua, and Ningbo, among others.
November 1 is the Deadline for Orders to Safely Ship before the Chinese New Year
Chinese factories will be closed most of the month of February for their Chinese New Year holiday.
If you have a new order you need shipped before they shut down the end of January, depending on the production time needed, the order should be placed by November 1 to be safe. Their production schedules are filling up and I’m already been hearing of delayed production times.
With Hanjin (the big Korean shipping line) going bankrupt, some ports are seeing a bottleneck and extended wait times. By the middle of January the ports could start packing up with last minute shipments, so you don’t want to wait if your shipment needs to go out before the CNY.
The Exchange Rate
Yuan to the dollar, as of today: 6.74 to 1
Rate when the Yuan was depegged from the dollar on June 19, 2010: 6.82 to 1
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