Amazon USA Tag

Amazon.com forbids foreign sales of seeds into the U.S. after thousands of suspicious packets, many postmarked from China, arrived at households around the world this summer. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in July identified more than a dozen plant species ranging from morning glories to mustard in the bags of unsolicited seeds. It warned Americans not to plant the seeds.

At the beginning of July, China to US West Coast prices climbed 7% to $2,796, a figure that loomed a worrying 76% above the levels of July 2019. Similarly, the East Coast prices also climbed 3% to $3,458, 23% higher than the levels seen last year. This news came about a third consecutive General Rate Increase on Chinese goods coming into the country at the start of July thanks to a rise in importer demand. Some importers have even been seen attempting to add Peak Season Surcharges to their prices.

Amazon announced a major change for sellers on its USA marketplace, this week as part of an update that will be introduced in the near future. Amazon Sellers will soon be required to display both their business name and their address on their seller profile pages. Merchants who work as individual sellers will be required to input their own personal name and address.