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Amazon's China Subsidiary Registers To Ship Ocean Freight

This picture taken on March 7, 2014 shows containers waiting to be transported in Qingdao port in Qingdao, east China's Shandong province.  China recorded an unexpected trade deficit of 22.98 billion USD in February, official figures showed on March 8, with authorities blaming the country's holiday season for the weak performance. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
This picture taken on March 7, 2014 shows containers waiting to be transported in Qingdao port in Qingdao, east China's Shandong province. China recorded an unexpected trade deficit of 22.98 billion USD in February, official figures showed on March 8, with authorities blaming the country's holiday season for the weak performance. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Amazon’s China subsidiary has officially registered to operate as a freight forwarder to the U.S. In a cost-cutting move, the tech giant will be able to manage shipments from factories and suppliers in China to customers in the U.S.

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Jason Del Rey of Re/code about what this change means for Amazon – and all of us.

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  • Guest

  • Jason Del Rey, senior editor for commerce at the tech news site Re/code. He tweets @DelRey.
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