China Imports Chopsticks From U.S. Company

August 4, 2011

U.S. company Georgia Chopsticks is exporting a large proportion of the 2 million chopsticks it makes each day to China following a wood shortage in that country. Georgia Chopsticks also exports its goods to Japan and Korea, with some of its inventory also remaining stateside.

"When I opened this business, the reaction from my friends and family was, 'are you crazy?'" said Jae Lee, the founder of Georgia Chopsticks. The poplar and sweetgum chopsticks supplement China's current annual chopstick production of 63 billion pairs.

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WineDineDivas's picture

SO glad to hear we are actually exporting something to China:)