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The FDA, which also regulates the cosmetics and beauty industry, says it is “concerned”
about the growing number of CBD products that make unproven health claims.
Not all cosmetic products need the FDA’s approval before they hit the market, but the FDA c
an take action against companies that claim unsubstantiated health benefits from their products.
It’s estimated that about 64 million US citizens have tried CBD in the past two years,
according to a January 2019 Consumer Reports survey of more than 4,000 people.
As for the size of the market, total sales of hemp-based CBD products are expected to
reach $22 billion by 2022, up from $619 million in 2017, according to Brightfield.
“There is high consumer interest in the demand of these products, and there’s a co
mplete lack of regulations in the available landscape,” Paul Armentano, deputy d
he next five to seven years, China’s policy support for new energy vehicles will drive g
lobal growth,” said Kou Nannan, head of research at Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
As early as in 2012, the State Council introduced a pipeline to guide the development of the natio
n’s EVs, with a goal of producing 2 million units and selling 5 million EVs by 2020. Later on, cent
ral and local governments carried out a series of subsidy policies in the NEV industry, such as purchase tax exemption an
d purchase subsidies, to offer greater support to the industrialization of China’s NEV industry.
According to the agency, China will specifically lead in the e-bus market. It is estimated that by
2025, China’s e-bus fleet share will reach 50 percent, and by 2040, the ratio will rise to roughly 80 percent.
trade, they could decline by 0.134 percent, 0.323 percent and 0.869 percent. Th
e US tariff hikes therefore will increase the economic pain of the US and world economies.
Agricultural products, chemicals and chemical products, textiles and g
arments are the main US items targeted by China’s higher tariffs. But despite the higher tar
iffs providing some protection for domestic industries, Chinese consumers might have to pay more to purchase them.
In the first four months of this year, the volume of Sino-US trade dropped by 15.7 percent to $161.23 billion. In terms of product
structure, US exports of raw materials and foods to China saw the biggest decline, among which the export of so
ybeans plummeted by half in March compared with the same period last year. And US exports of plant products, mi
nerals, jewelry and precious metals declined by more than 85 percent in the first quarter.