Podcast: The Loophole That Lets Amazon Deliver Uninspected Imports to Your Door
Rethinking Trade - Season 1, Episode 7
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