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Offline nctnico

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Re: Aliexpress and eBay prices to go up?
« Reply #25 on: September 01, 2019, 04:02:29 pm »
I have for a long time opted to pay approx $3 for "Aliexpress Shipping" of my stuff , as it usually arrives in 2 weeks (EU).
If going for free shipping it takes 40..60 days , prob. shipped by Camel back via Mongolia.

I think DK is cancelling the "Cheap China postage" by the end of 2020 , as it was meant for developing countries.
Just like the US, Denmark has nothing to say about postage tariffs. These are based on (very old) international treaties.

Ending the cheap postage from China was going to happen anyway. Even without all the fuzz about cheap postage from China the Universal Postal Union can't really justify to keep China in the lowest tariffs anyway. I recall reading an article about this a long time ago. Trump only makes a stance so he can claim a victory over China. But it is all window dressing.
« Last Edit: September 01, 2019, 04:14:20 pm by nctnico »
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Re: Aliexpress and eBay prices to go up?
« Reply #26 on: September 01, 2019, 04:17:53 pm »
In how many more decades was it going to happen?

The voting structure of the UPU would have ensured that only the US or the EU throwing their weight around and making ultimatums would have changed any thing. The EU by and large would have been far too hesitant about colonial debts to do so any time soon.

We need Trump for this.
 

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Re: Aliexpress and eBay prices to go up?
« Reply #27 on: September 01, 2019, 04:31:41 pm »
In how many more decades was it going to happen?

The voting structure of the UPU would have ensured that only the US or the EU throwing their weight around and making ultimatums would have changed any thing. The EU by and large would have been far too hesitant about colonial debts to do so any time soon.

We need Trump for this.
We really don't. Think about it: Trump can declare to withdraw at any moment; even after a voting result which he doesn't like. But no, he does it before the voting takes place so it appears to he is in control of the process while he isn't. Remember elections in the US are on their way and Trump needs anything he can declare as a win even if it wasn't a race to begin with. However this strategy may backfire if countries vote to keep China's current low rates just to annoy Trump. In that case only the US citizens will have to pay more for goods from China while the rest of the world continues to enjoy free shipping.
« Last Edit: September 01, 2019, 04:34:12 pm by nctnico »
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Re: Aliexpress and eBay prices to go up?
« Reply #28 on: September 01, 2019, 04:42:43 pm »
It's hard to enjoy when you know the cost ... even if you use it enough to derive economic benefit it's a bit sociopathic to enjoy foisting those costs onto the rest of your nations economy, only the naive can truly enjoy it.

The vote literally takes place a couple days before the ultimatum runs out, it would not have taken place any time soon without Trump. To dispute this is to be wrong.
 

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Re: Aliexpress and eBay prices to go up?
« Reply #29 on: September 01, 2019, 06:29:10 pm »
The vote literally takes place a couple days before the ultimatum runs out, it would not have taken place any time soon without Trump. To dispute this is to be wrong.
This discussion has been ongoing for a long time already. The US isn't the only country. See this press release from before the US announced to withdraw:
http://news.upu.int/no_cache/nd/press-statement-upu-comments-on-us-presidential-memorandum-on-international-postal-sector/

But ofcourse feel free to come up with evidence the US has really forced the issue.
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Re: Aliexpress and eBay prices to go up?
« Reply #30 on: September 01, 2019, 06:47:00 pm »
Nothing changed after their discussion in 2018. Trump threatens to pull out, vote on actual concrete change a couple of days before the ultimatum runs out. Coincidence? As much as the sun rising every day.

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Re: Aliexpress and eBay prices to go up?
« Reply #31 on: September 26, 2019, 12:09:39 am »
Well Trump won, but the UPU went in a direction I didn't expect ... they simply made a rule based on yearly postal weight which only applies to the US for the foreseeable future (because the EU counts as individual countries). So China can continue to screw commerce in the EU and force every EU citizen who doesn't import from China to pay the postage for the ones who do, but the US gets an out.

Oh well, I'll admit I was wrong about Trump pulling all our asses out of this fire :( He did do it for the US though.

The EU will continue to get screwed while the discussion which "has been ongoing for a long time already" will continue to go on and on and on.
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