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Politics, policies and the supply chain

The US mid-term elections are over after a frenetic campaigning period and the change in the air is already creating waves for our industry. The new shape of US government and ballot measures approved will have material effects on supply chain-related policies and bottom lines. Meanwhile, Brexit continues to rumble on in Europe. Therefore, this week we take a look at the influence of politics on the supply chain and how policy decisions can and will affect us.

How minimum wage hikes in 2 states will affect supply chains. [Supply Chain Dive]

Today's Pickup: What midterm elections may mean for transportation funding. [FreightWaves]

Nationwide, Transportation Measures Rolled to Victory. [CityLab]

The End of Cheap Shipping From China. [The Atlantic]

Midterm Alert: China Tariffs Hit Hundreds Of Cities, Over 700 Companies Seek Exemptions. [Forbes]

Here's what the US election results mean for Trump's trade war with China. [CNBC]

Trade war sees Kerry Logistics’ profits boom. [The Medi Telegraph]

No-deal Brexit could cause five years of supply turmoil – report. [Foodbev Media]

Logistics companies confident of growth despite lack of Brexit planning. [eDelivery]

IATA issues alarm about Brexit impact on global supply chains. [Supply Chain Management Review]

If you want to plan ahead and put in place a winning supply chain strategy that can account for the policy environment, as well as technological disruption, then book your ticket for the Supply Chain Summit: Atlanta. This features a whole track on supply chain strategy with a host of expert speakers.  

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