by Dan Harris Our international manufacturing lawyers get a steady stream of emails from (mostly American/European/Australasian) companies wanting to sue their overseas manufacturers. Depending on the country, we typically respond by asking the potential client whether it has a written OEM Agreement with their manufacturer, whether that agreement is in the language of the country […]
We’re already on holiday here in the Global Sources content team – nevertheless, here’s some reading for the Easter weekend on matters of sourcing, tech, business and trends. Buyers urged to act on Suez Canal blockage The container ship blocking the Suez Canal since 23rd March is now freed. Still, experts advise, buyers […]
How companies are reviewing sourcing practices to combat disruptions and build resilience The COVID-19 pandemic exposed weaknesses in supply chains around the world, so a major rethink is underway. Lockdowns paralyzed production, suddenly cutting off access to critical materials and components. And when restrictions eased, there followed a massive reallocation of resources to deal with […]
Nairobi by night timelapse. (Photo by Yonko Kilasi on Unsplash) Here’s some weekend sourcing-related reading, with stories from diverse parts of Asia and Africa that caught the eyes of the Global Sources team this week. Apple to start making iPhone 12 in India, reducing reliance on China Reports have it that Foxconn, Apple’s manufacturing […]
With the cost of wages in China tripling over the past decade, the ongoing US-China trade tension, and an epidemic that upended international trade flows and halted production in China, many importers and buyers have pursued other alternatives – focusing their efforts on the Southeast Asian markets.