Articles about Imports

Container Vessel at Sea

How to sail the stormy seas of international trade

Bono must love Japan. Most of the streets there really do have no name; instead, cities and towns are subdivided into areas, subareas and blocks. Some of those land blocks (known as banchi) aren’t listed linearly but in the order that they were registered with the government. To a westerner, it is a wonder that anything ever …
Robin Birtstone, 14 May 2014
Great Wall of China

China wants more hi-tech importers

The wobbly global economy is set to further stunt growth in China’s domestic technology market, leading Beijing to offer even greater financial incentives to encourage more hi-tech imports to the country. The Chinese government will offer 2.5bn yuan (£249m) in loan subsidies to importers of unspecified advanced technologies …
Phil Muncaster, 11 Oct 2012

Australian IT imports rebound

Australia's IT imports rebounded in March, reaching $AUD789m. February's imports were just $569m, only the fourth time since 2005 that imports started with a 5. But the March figure is not cause for celebration, because $789m is down on March 2011's $844m. The new figure is also higher than only three months from 2011, but it …
Simon Sharwood, 19 Apr 2012
hands waving dollar bills in the air

Australian IT imports plunge

That grumbling you hear in channel-land and retail-land about no-one buying IT right now? New data shows it is justified, as Australia imported just $569m of what the Australian Bureau of Statistics calls “Office machines and automatic data processing machines” in February 2012. That’s a big fall compared to January, when …
Simon Sharwood, 21 Mar 2012
DIY white iPhone 4

Grey marketing is great - if you're the importer...

Opinion Let's face it: those of us who are in the distribution channel (and that means the distribution channel for absolutely anything, not just tech goods) are in a bit of a bind when we start to discuss grey or parallel imports. For we're absolutely outraged at the idea that anyone might try to bring in cheaper versions from other …
Tim Worstall, 13 Dec 2010
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Apple states tax take on UK iPod pricing

Apple has made it explicitly clear how much more its charging UK consumers for its kit than US-based buyers. The UK online Apple Store now states how much of a gadget's price goes to "VAT, duty and levies". VAT is obvious - it's our sales tax, overseas readers, billed at 17.5 per cent - and duty is the amount the European …
Tony Smith, 2 Sep 2010

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