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Happy New Year from ETP

Happy New Year from ETP

This past year has been a challenge for everyone, and our thoughts remain always with those who have lost loved ones, and with the front line workers who are fighting tirelessly to keep us all safe and well. It has been our privilege to work with front line providers of PPE and emergency medical supplies when they were needed most.       There is light ahead. Vaccines are steadily rolling out and we have learned more about...

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COVID-19 Emergency Supplies

COVID-19 Emergency Supplies

Hello, By now, there is hardly a single family or business on the planet that has not been affected by the Covid-19 outbreak. We are monitoring the situation closely as it develops, and our staff are here to offer trade support as needed. Our team has put together a portfolio of emergency medical supplies, including: Surgical/Respiratory masks (Type IIR, Folding FFP2, Folding FFP3 with Valve, Conical FFP2 and FFP3) Coveralls...

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The Blacklist

The Blacklist

After years of sourcing, recording, researching and reporting, ETP has an extensive list of companies that we have identified to have been involved in and partaken in scamming their customers or mishandling their orders. We have a database of over 3500 companies worldwide reported for fraudulent, scamming behaviour and mishandling of orders. To ensure that they are not trying to contact you or are already doing business with you, simply...

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Shipping Rates Between Asia and Europe Going Up, Way Up! – GRI (General Rate Increase) from 1st March 2012

Some of you may not have heard about the GRI from 1st March 2012 from almost all shipping carriers yet. But you will likely feel the pinch when you notice shipping prices for containers almost doubling after 1st of March. Here is what is happening and what we’re being told:   Where & What? The increases will be applied as follows: Origin Range: From All Asian ports (including Japan, South East Asia, Colombo...

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2012 1st QTR Manufacturing Outlook – The Effects of ‘Stagflation’ and Migration

As we read and see more and more in the news that Chinese exports to ‘developed’ countries are considerably reducing it is a time to be very wary about quality. While there is still strong growth from ‘emerging’ markets such as Africa and South America, the reduction in exports from the larger Western markets creates a pressure and strain on all the factories that rely on these orders to maintain their budgeted and normal...

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For all the Cows! (we are what they eat)

Recently I wrote about a little tree cone I found in my Mengniu yoghurt and how it bugged me to the point of never wanting to buy that product again. Today I read about how Wang Xiaoshan, a columnist, published a microblog post calling for Web users to boycott all Mengniu products. This was because it was found in October of this year that some of Mengniu’s products were contaminated with over double the national permitted level of...

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