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Rwandan Trade Industry Leaders Urges Businesses To Look Beyond China To Source Imports

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Severe shipping disruptions brought on the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in much higher import costs in Rwanda, especially from China, prompting one industry official to urge businesses to find alternate suppliers.

The 10% increase in Chinese imported goods is brought on in part by the diversion of shipping vessels to the much more profitable Europe-China route made worse by an acute shortage of shipping containers.

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