Podcast: The Loophole That Lets Amazon Deliver Uninspected Imports to Your Door

Nearly two million imported products we buy online every day enter the United States and are delivered to consumers’ doors without any inspections. That is thanks to a trade law loophole that also lets these imports dodge the fees that brick-and-mortar stores pay for the same products.

Amazon and other e-commerce giants pushed for this change to what is called de minimis import policy, and it has facilitated a new flood of fake and unsafe imports that threaten consumers while undermining local businesses.

Music: Groove Grove by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3831-groove-grove
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/