As the first international carrier to launch an autonomous drone delivery service in China, DHL has taken a potentially significant step towards fulfilling its emerging markets-focused strategy.
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Executives pointed to a lack of a trade resolution, plus wet weather conditions and African swine fever, as reasons to lower production up to 20% at some facilities.
The 25% tariffs on Canadian and Mexican steel and 10% on aluminum, in place since March 2018, were major barriers to the ratification of the United States, Mexico and Canada Agreement (USMCA)
Retailers that adopt strategies such as BOPIS can reach consumers across more platforms and stand out among lagging competitors.
Sound infrastructure will be necessary to handle the large volume of trucks on the roads — driverless or not.
Not having to worry about these regulations can lead to faster shipping times, autonomous truckmaker Embark's head of public policy said Thursday.
The increase in tariff rate and the potential impact of a proposed tranche four list on consumer goods have come at a particularly bad time for Walmart as it seeks to speed up fulfillment to match Amazon.
Industries particularly susceptible to counterfeit goods will reap the greatest benefit from using blockchain for visibility and authenticity, according to the Boston Consulting Group.
China is currently the United States’ largest supplier of textiles and apparel, accounting for nearly 36% of total imports in 2017 according to the World Bank.
"If tariffs are set to 25%, the effect will be dramatic," said A.T. Kearney's Johan Gott.