Newark International Airport project was forced to stop! Amazon Air Logistics Expansion Plan Frustrated!
According to foreign media reports, Amazon’s plan to build a regional cargo center at Newark International Airport in New Jersey, USA, fell through. The reason is that some labor, environmental groups and local officials are staunchly opposed to the plan.
Opponents of the plan say they are concerned that airport operations are causing increased noise and air pollution in the area. And, they argue, the center will exacerbate congestion in a low-income area already overwhelmed by truck traffic from nearby Port Newark . In addition, they criticized Amazon's working conditions for its employees.
Huntley Lawrence, chief operating officer of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey , said the Port Authority and Amazon had negotiated in good faith over the past year, and unfortunately, the Port Authority and Amazon were unable to agree on the final lease terms. An agreement was reached, with both sides arguing that further talks would not resolve the outstanding issues.
An Amazon spokeswoman said the company was disappointed by the failure to reach an agreement and was considering an alternative shipping center location, without specifying the location.
In August 2021 , when the leases of two buildings at Newark International Airport expired, Amazon announced that it would redevelop the two buildings into a 250,000 -square-foot state-of-the-art air cargo park, while it was working with New York and New York. Negotiations are ongoing at the Port of New Jersey. The move is part of Amazon's efforts to expand its air logistics network.
According to estimates at the time, rebuilding just one building would cost Amazon $ 125 million. The company will make a $ 150 million down payment and $ 157 million in rent over the next 20 years. The facility was due to open next year.
It's unclear whether Amazon will seek to build a Northeast air hub at another New Jersey airport, which Amazon has not identified.
Warning! These countries uniformly levy 35% import tax! Affects furniture, ceramics, clothing and many more products!
From July 1 this year, the East African Community officially implemented the fourth 35% Common External Tariff (CET ) decision. The planned products include:
Dairy products, meat products, grains, edible oils, beverages and alcohol, sugar and confectionery, fruits, nuts, coffee, tea, flowers, condiments, furniture, leather products, cotton textiles, clothing, steel products and ceramic products, etc.
To explain here, the members of the East African Community include: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo, the seven East African countries.
Currently, the EAC Common External Tariff ( CET ) rate is divided into three levels, 25% for final consumer goods, 10% for intermediate products, and 0% for raw materials and capital goods. The original intention was to protect local manufacturing from competition from cheap imports.
The current EAC Secretary General Peter Mathuki said the introduction of the 35% common external tariff this time is a positive step towards promoting the development of the industrial sector and maximizing the benefits of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) . In one step, this move will stimulate intra-regional trade by encouraging the development of local manufacturing and increasing the value-added and industrialization of products.
According to local media, after the highest common external tariff rate is raised from 25% to 35% , the intra-regional trade revenue of the EAC will increase by 18.9 million US dollars, the employment rate will increase by 0.03% , and the trade revenue of each member state will increase by 5.5% .
What needs to be reminded here is that Kenya and Uganda have always been high-incidence areas of commercial fraud in Africa. After the tariff adjustment, the import cost will increase. Please be sure to pay attention to the risk prevention of exporting to relevant areas!