1. Biden formally announced his candidacy for re-election as President of the United States
On April 25, U.S. President and Democrat Joe Biden formally announced his candidacy for a second term as President of the United States. Biden released a video on the same day to formally announce his decision to run for re-election as president of the United States, and pointed the finger at the so-called Republican extremist forces, saying that the United States is still in the fight for the soul of the country, he needs more time to "finish the job".
2. No more pre-boarding test certificates for China
25, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Mao Ning announced at a regular press conference, Mao Ning said that since April 29, all people coming to China can be antigen testing instead of nucleic acid testing within 48 hours before boarding, and airlines no longer check pre-boarding test certificates.
3. German imports from Russia down 91.0% year-on-year
According to data released by the German Federal Statistical Office, German imports from Russia fell by 91.0% year-on-year in February 2023, from 3.7 billion euros in February 2022 to 300 million euros in February 2023. Among Germany's most important suppliers of goods, Russia fell from 11th to 46th place.
4. Amazon opens Brazil station to Chinese merchants for trial operation
A few days ago, Amazon officially announced that Amazon Brazil is officially open to Chinese merchants for trial operation. So far, Brazil has become the 18th overseas site opened by Amazon to Chinese sellers. It is reported that during the trial operation of Brazil, Amazon will provide official resources to support Chinese sellers.
5. Europe's largest port saw a double-digit decline in container throughput in the first quarter
In the first quarter of 2023, the volume of cargo passing through the Port of Rotterdam was 111.7 million tons, a decrease of 1.5% year-on-year. Container throughput and cargo volumes for breakbulk traffic (ro-ro and other cargo) fell, while bulk cargo throughput increased. In the first quarter, container throughput at the Port of Rotterdam fell 11.5 percent by weight to 31.5 million tons and 11.6 percent by volume to 3.2 million TEU TEUs.