China's economy and your business

China’s Declining Economy and the Implications for YOUR Business

China’s Economic Downturn and the Implications for YOUR Business As economic uncertainty roils China, foreign companies operating in or with China face increasing risks. From capital controls to supply chain disruptions to Chinese companies turning against their foreign company partners, businesses worldwide must navigate a more precarious China environment. This article very examines the current

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Negotiating China Licensing Agreements

Navigating China Licensing Contract Negotiations: Tactics and Countermeasures We have been drafting an increasing number of contracts for foreign companies licensing their brand name, concept, or technology for use in China. In the old days, this type of licensing was primarily in the industrial sector. These days, much of our work has involved licensing agreements

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New AD/CVD Petitions: Melamine from Germany, India, Japan, the Netherlands, Qatar, and Trinidad and Tobago (AD/CVD)

On February 14, 2024, antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) petitions were filed against imports of Melamine from Germany, India, Japan, the Netherlands, Qatar, and Trinidad and Tobago.  The petitions were filed on behalf of Cornerstone Chemical Company. Melamine is used to produce surface coatings and laminates that are used in products like kitchen and

China product development and manufacturing

On the Importance of Visiting the Factory That Makes Your Products

Factory Visits Help Build Strong Relationships and Ensure Product Quality Your choice of a foreign manufacturer and the relationship you build with it are critical in determining your product quality. Visiting the factory where your products are made—or appointing a trusted delegate to do so — goes a long way in improving your odds of

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How to SAFELY Reduce Your China Product Prices

China Factory Prices are Falling: How to Get Yours The Plight of Chinese Factories In China’s tumbling prices push some exporters to the brink, Reuters News wrote about something the international manufacturing lawyers at my law firm have been seeing for quite some time now. Desperate Chinese factories are lowering their prices, and most Chinese

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Understanding China News to Understand the China Business Environment

The news coming out of China lately has not been positive for many months, but this does not preclude smart entrepreneurs and businesses from succeeding. I have always told my clients, friends, and audiences that success with China looks different for each company. This post discusses some general guidelines from which to interpret the China

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What to Do If You Think You Are a Victim of Internet Fraud

The Pig-Butchering Scam, also known as Sha Zhu Pan (杀猪盘), Crypto Romance Scam, CryptoRom, or Hybrid Investment Romance Scam, is a deceptive and harmful scheme that preys on individuals on dating apps and social media. Scammers patiently build trust with their targets over weeks or even months, luring them into fake investment opportunities in cryptocurrency,

China business update 2024.

China Business Update: A Free Webinar on February 14th

Register Here Please join Harris Sliwoski attorneys Jonathan Bench, Dan Harris, and Fred Rocafort on February 14, 2024 for a free webinar on what we see for China’s business environment in 2024, and on what businesses can and should be doing to prepare. Among other things, we will be discussing how the following are likely

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Hong Kong Update: Legal Developments Aplenty

2024 Hong Kong Legal Developments Article 23 and Its Implications Hong Kong is having a busy 2024 when it comes to legal developments. The city is getting ready to adopt national security legislation, separate from the National Security Law imposed by China in 2020. According to a public consultation document issued by the region’s Security

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When Doing Business Internationally, Government Connections are Fleeting

All glory is fleeting. — George S. Patton Jr. Had an interesting conversation with a client the other day. To protect identities, I am going to change a few unimportant facts and be somewhat vague, but here goes. The Unpredictability of Government-Dependent Business This company is in an industry very much related to government. By