G20 China supply chain impact

The 2016 G20 summit will be held on 4–5 September 2016 in Hangzhou, the capital city of Zhejiang, situated at the head of Hangzhou Bay, which separates Shanghai and Ningbo.

Bringing together world leaders to discuss key issues in the global economy, Hangzhou will the 11th meeting of the Group of Twenty and the first to be hosted by China.



To reduce strain on local infrastructure and to support the smooth running of the summit, factories and manufacturers in Hangzhou will close for holiday from 1st of September until the 7th of September.

Vendors have been aware of the holiday for a long time and feedback from MIQ customers suggests that manufacturers adapted their production schedules to mitigate the effects of the week’s closure.

While logistics movements in and out of Hangzhou have been halted since August 10th, nearby contains ports and airports are unaffected.

MIQ Logistics’ operations in Shanghai and Ningbo are operating as normal, which means that any Hangzhou collections held over the holiday will be expedited for sea and air despatch from the 8th September.

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