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