- CanSinoBIO: The vaccine stock solution arrived in Mexico. This batch of vaccine stock solution will be put into use before the end of this month after being subpackaged locally.
- EU: Extend the period of vaccine export control. On March 11, the European Commission decided to extend the implementation period of the “transparent vaccine export mechanism” until the end of June this year.
- France relaxes border controls on some non-EU countries. The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated on March 11 that people entering France from Australia, South Korea, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and Singapore, and those coming from France to these countries will not need to provide necessary travel documents, but they must still show them. Certificate of negative nucleic acid test for new coronary pneumonia virus within 72 hours before departure.
- The Nigerian mutant strain of the new coronavirus B.1.525 was discovered for the first time in Guangdong. This is the case that the Guangdong Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention found the B.1.1.7 mutant in a throat swab sample from a confirmed case of new coronary pneumonia imported from the United Kingdom on January 2. Since the South African mutant strain of 501Y.V2 was isolated from the throat swab of a South African case of new coronary pneumonia imported from abroad on January 6, the new coronavirus mutant strain was found again.
- Only three days have passed since the 21st batch of “Starlink” network was released. SpaceX has deployed the 22nd batch of “Starlink” satellites non-stop. It also gave birth to the first Falcon 9 rocket that could be recovered with one stone. The goal of 10 repetitions is only “one step away.” At 6:01 on March 14th, US Eastern Time, SpaceX’s 22nd batch of 60 Starlink satellites were launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on a Falcon 9 rocket.
- On the 10th local time, a fire broke out in a large data center of OVH, Europe’s largest cloud service and web hosting service operator, located in France. This caused about 3.6 million websites to fail and the data of 12,000 to 15,000 customers may be affected, including France. Some government data. On the 13th, the founder of the company announced the latest situation through social media. As of now, some of the affected websites have not been restored.
- Geely Technology Group will invest 30 billion yuan in Jiangxi Ganzhou Economic Development Zone to build a 42GWh power battery project in phases. Among them, the first phase of the 12GWh project invested 8.5 billion yuan, using 500 acres of land; the subsequent 30GWh project invested 21.5 billion yuan, using 1,000 acres of land.
- LinkedIn suspends user registration in China.
- Wal-Mart’s U.S. site is open to Chinese sellers.
- General Electric and AerCap reached a merger.
- ZARA’s parent company Inditex’s net profit plummeted.
- Economic Daily: In 2020, the scale of China’s female consumer market has reached 4.8 trillion yuan. In the field of e-commerce, women show absolute purchasing power, 70% to 80% of vertical e-commerce users are women, cosmetics, food, childcare products, clothing, jewelry, medical care, etc., the vast majority of consumption is also dominated by women.
- CCTV Finance: From a global perspective, China is the largest lithium consumer. In 2019, lithium demand accounted for 57% of the world’s total. And 60% of the demand comes from lithium batteries. The price of lithium raw materials required for lithium batteries has also continued to rise. Since the beginning of the year, the price of lithium carbonate has risen by nearly 60%, the price of lithium hydroxide has risen by 35%, and the price of lithium iron phosphate has risen by nearly 20%.
- CCTV Finance: In March, the ending stocks of US soybeans were estimated at 3.26 million tons, which was the lowest since 2013.
- Norway: The use of disposable plastic products will be banned from July. According to a report from the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation on March 11, from July 3, Norway will ban the use of disposable plastic products such as plastic straws and tableware. The ban does not apply to medical equipment.
- The shortage of drivers will become a major problem threatening global trade. According to the latest research by the International Road Transport Union (IRU), the shortage of truck drivers this year will continue to plague the road freight industry.
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- Austria: For the first time, China has become Austria’s second largest source of imports. Statistics released by the Austrian Statistics Office on March 11 show that China will become Austria’s second largest source of imports for the first time in 2020. Compared with 2019, Austria’s imports from China will increase by 3.2% in 2020, and its exports to China will fall by 11.9%.
- Vietnam’s exports to the UK surged in January. In January 2021, the total value of imports and exports between Vietnam and the United Kingdom reached 557 million U.S. dollars, an increase of 78.57% year-on-year. Among them, Vietnam’s exports to the UK reached 598 million US dollars, an increase of 84.61% year-on-year and 56.51% month-on-month. The signing of the Vietnam-UK Free Trade Agreement, which will take effect on January 1, 2021, has begun to bear fruit.
- Melamine: The United States makes its first anti-dumping sunset review final ruling. Recently, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced that it has made the first anti-dumping rapid sunset review final ruling on melamine imported from China, ruling that if the anti-dumping duties in this case are cancelled, the dumping of the products involved in the case in China will continue or reoccur at a dumping margin of 363.31%. .
- Many shipping companies announced the exemption of port fees in the country. At the end of the first quarter of 2021, several shipping company giants such as Maersk, MSC, and Hapag-Lloyd announced the exemption of Australian congestion charges and peak season surcharges. Moreover, MSC launched a new Southeast Asia-USWC service to meet the needs of Southeast Asia and the United States. Demand for cargo transportation between the West Coast of the United States.
- Egyptian Customs requires ACI for imports. The trial will start on April 1, 2021, and will be enforced on July 1, 2021. Companies that export goods to Egypt should coordinate with local importers and freight companies in Egypt. They must complete registration on the platform, submit relevant information and obtain an ACI number before the goods are shipped. The ACI number will be applied to all shipping documents.
- The United States blacklisted five Chinese companies. On the 13th, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Department of Public Security and the Department of Homeland Security (HHS) included five Chinese companies including Huawei, ZTE, Hytera, Hikvision and Dahua Technology as untrusted suppliers The reason is that the telecommunications equipment and services produced by these companies will bring “unacceptable risks” to the national security and citizen safety of the United States.
- Brazil’s GDP fell 4.1% in 2020.
- Czech Republic: The airline declared bankruptcy. Affected by the new crown pneumonia epidemic, Czech Airlines currently has a debt of approximately CZK 1.8 billion.
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