A primer on China manufacturing agreements

How to Avoid China Manufacturing Problems: A Primer

China Manufacturing Problems are Increasing Imagine investing millions of dollars into a product launch, only to receive defective or unusable goods from your Chinese manufacturer – a scenario that could cripple your business. Unfortunately, this nightmare is increasingly becoming a reality for many companies that rely on China manufacturing, without proper safeguards. The increasingly tense

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A Foreign Language Contract is Your Key to Clarity

Foreign Language Contracts are Key I must have told clients at least a hundred times in my career that “foreign language contracts are key.” In this post, I explain why I so often say this and why this is the case. The Complexity of Language in Legal Contexts One of the things I often do

International Payment Terms

International Payment Terms: The Long Edition

Mastering International Payment Terms: Essential Strategies for Business Security International trade opens up a world of opportunities for businesses, but it also presents a minefield of risks, particularly with payment terms. Cross-border trade disputes commonly involve issues related to payment terms and conditions, and without proper safeguards, unfavorable payment terms can cripple a company’s cash

International manufacturing lawyers

Why Your International Manufacturing Agreements Need a Good Bill of Materials

The Crucial Role of the Bill of Materials Manufacturing agreements between product buyers and their manufacturers typically come with all sorts of clauses dealing with choice of law, indemnification, time of delivery, failure rate, price, payment, and various other contractual provisions. The Bill of Materials can often make or break the success of a manufacturing

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China Representative Offices: Think Before You Leap

China Representative Offices With so many companies becoming reluctant to go “all in on China,” our China lawyers are seeing an increase in companies looking to just “dip their toe” into China via a Representative Office. Unfortunately, there are inherent limitations on China Rep Offices, and those limitations mean they seldom make sense for most

Webinar announcement for "success for chinese businesses in the us: a comprehensive webinar," featuring Jonathan Bench and Emily Chen, scheduled for april 24, 2024, at 9 pm pacific time, with presentations in chinese,

FREE Webinar: Success for Chinese businesses in the US | April 24th

Register Here 本网络研讨会专为希望在美国开展业务的中国企业家、投资者和企业而设计,意在简化您所需要了解的美国商业相关法律。 Designed for Chinese entrepreneurs, investors, and businesses looking to establish a foothold in the United States, this webinar aims to simplify the US business laws you need to know. 合伙人 Jonathan Bench 和受过中国培训律师 Emily Chen 将讨论联邦法律和州法律对建立实体企业和开展业务的重要性。我们将探讨劳动法、移民法、如何在美国筹集投资资本以及如何构建外国直接投资机会等相关复杂的问题。 Partner Jonathan Bench and China trained lawyer Emily Chen will discuss the importance of federal and

2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic Lawyers

New AD/CVD Petitions: 2,4-Dichlorophoxyacetic Acid (2,4-D) from China and India (AD/CVD)

New AD/CVD Petition: 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic Acid (2,4-D) On March 14, 2024, antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) petitions were filed against imports of 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic Acid (2,4-D) from the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of India.  The petitions were filed by Corteva Agriscience LLC.  2,4-D is the active ingredient used in a wide variety of

How to figure out your U.S. Tariff rates

Decoding U.S. Tariff Classifications: A Comprehensive Guide

Decoding U.S. Tariff Classifications – A Comprehensive Guide For businesses involved in international trade, effectively navigating U.S. custom regulations can lead to significant cost savings, compliance benefits, and a smoother trade process. A key component of this process is understanding tariff classifications. What is a Tariff Classification? Tariff classification assigns a unique code to every

International product sourcing

Chinese Manufacturers Go Abroad: New Business Relationships for a New Era

Last week, I spoke at Brigham Young University’s annual China Conference, which is now in its eighth year under BYU professor Peter Chan. This year the conference’s theme was Peace Together: Continuing a Culture of Collaboration. Professor Chan has become a good friend over the past few years since I started attending the conference. He

China trademark lawyer

China Trademark Protection: Is Your Chinese Manufacturer a Friend or a Foe?

Navigating Trademark Protection in China When dealing with China, protecting your brand’s identity is imperative. Every month, without fail, one of my law firm’s international IP lawyers are approached by companies facing a startling reality: their Chinese manufacturers have registered the company’s trademarks in China.* Understanding Trademark Theft in China The motivations behind these trademark registrations