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Report: E-scrap flows to Thailand despite ban

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In addition to the growth in e-scrap processing, the New York Times report focused on the poor conditions of some Thai recycling operations. | Wead/Shutterstock

The scrap electronics processing industry is active and growing in Thailand, according to a New York Times feature, despite the country’s move to reject imports of end-of-life devices last year.

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Kenya to ban used electronics imports

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Kenya’s Port of Mombasa will no longer be a destination for used electronics exports next year. | Ungureanu Catalina Oana / Shutterstock.com

News reports indicate the East African country of Kenya will ban imports of used electronics starting in 2020.

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Tariffs weaken manufacturing, business confidence

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In May, the New York Federal Reserve Bank estimated tariffs in effect at that time would cost the average U.S. household $831 a year. | aijiro/Shutterstock

The escalating trade war between the U.S. and China is creating uncertainty among small businesses and exacerbating a global manufacturing slowdown, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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