Freight Heavyweights Suspend Operations between India and China Following Border Clashes Governance

On Wednesday, July 1, the German logistics company DHL said that it had temporarily suspended picking up import shipments from China to India.

After border tensions between the two countries led to long delays in clearance, and excessive customs scrutiny, freight companies are now facing backlogs beyond their control. Another prominent freight transporter FedEx has also suspended shipments between India and China.

Following the recent delay of cargo clearance into India, a DHL representative told Reuters that the companies’ India unit has temporarily suspended pick-ups from mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau. The company has not given any information about the nature of consignments that were delayed.

As Indian ports hold up imports from China, goods, including products from US companies Apple, Cisco and Dell have been caught up in the outfall of the Sino-Indian face off.

Amongst other goods, that await government permissions at ports, are pharma ingredients. Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, adding that pharmaceutical firms were unsure of why their deliveries were overdue.

UPS and Amazon India did not immediately respond to requests for comment regarding possible shipment delays.

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