The Chinese New Year has a huge impact on international commerce. In the upcoming weeks, China will prepare to celebrate their New Year. In 2015 it will be the Year of the Goat. There will be fire crackers, dancing dragons, red lanterns and red parcels but did you know that there will also be month long factory shut-downs?
A little-known fact of working with Chinese producers is that many Chinese factories shut down for several weeks during the month long Chinese New Year celebrations. Subsequently, they ‘amp-up’ their productions and exports in the weeks preceding the festival, to meet North American & global order demands. UCanTrade’s Operations Manager, Terry Dickey, says that one of UCanTrade’s clients is currently receiving double the amount of inventory they customarily import, in preparation of the Chinese New year manufacturing hiatus.
The Chinese New year celebrations will begin on Thursday, February 19, 2015.
At UCanTrade, our core business has always been to help Canadian entrepreneurs market and distribute their products profitably into the United States. A growing part of that business means helping Canadian businesses import directly from China to the USA.
With almost 30 years of international commerce experience and 20,000 square feet of warehouse space, UCanTrade is well-equipped to help North American businesses accommodate the surge in production that precedes the Chinese New year manufacturing shutdown.
If your business is looking for a reliable partner to help with USA warehousing and fulfillment, in preparation for Chinese New Year, or year-round, call UCanTrade’s logistics experts at 360-380-6900.
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