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How to Get Your China Product Deliveries on Time

Ensuring China Factory Delivery Dates Late product deliveries from Chinese factories are incredibly common, but you already knew that. Here’s something you may not know: late deliveries usually stem from bad communication and bad contracts. This post will arm you with what you need to reduce your chances of late product delivery from your Chinese

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Drafting Your China Arbitration Clause

China Arbitration This post offers hands-on advice for crafting arbitration clauses in contracts with Chinese entities Chinese firms, particularly State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) where the government holds substantial control, typically resist signing contracts unless they provide for disputes to be resolved within China. Depending on the circumstances, seeking resolution in a Chinese court might be favorable,

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Sourcing Product from China: Opportunities, Challenges, and Long-Term Strategies

China Product Manufacturing China’s role as a major player in the international supply chain is undeniable. But China’s evolving product sourcing landscape consistently poses new challenges. Drawing from recent discussions with an entrepreneur and various speaking engagements, let’s explore the intricacies of sourcing from China in the current environment. China’s Current Environment: A Changed Playing

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China Factory Due Diligence Checklists: The Muddy Waters Edition

China Factory Due Diligence Manufacturing due diligence is essential for any company considering working with a new factory, especially in China. This blog post provides a comprehensive manufacturing due diligence checklist covering the key areas companies should be examining when vetting a Chinese factory, as well as additional tips for conducting a thorough China manufacturing

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Your China Trademarks: Done Right or on the Cheap?

A China Trademark is a Terrible Thing to Waste I often get emails from people asking what my law firm charges for registering trademarks in China and I always respond by quoting our rate for a trademark analysis and stating that we will not “just” register their trademark in the category they tell us. If

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The 101 on U.S. Notarizations in China for Expats

U.S. Notarizations in China Every so often, one of our lawyers in the United States or in China gets contacted by an expat asking about obtaining a U.S. notarization. We provide this service to our clients in the United States for free but flying all the way to the United States just for a notarization usually

China's rules on mass layoffs are complicated, localized, and unclear.

China’s Mass Layoff Laws in These Tough Times

China’s Mass Layoff Laws As China’s economy continues to worsen, and as so many foreign companies seek to “lighten their China footprint” or to leave China entirely, my law firm’s China employment lawyers are being hit with a big uptick in questions regarding China employee layoffs. China’s mass layoff laws are strict and protective of

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The Power of International Trademark Protection

The Importance of International Trademark Protection With the increasing internationalization of business and heightening geopolitical tensions, protecting your brand’s identity internationally is more important than ever. Yet many companies still fail to recognize that they need an international trademark strategy. This post outlines why neglecting global trademarks poses risks and explains how to mitigate those

Moving your manufacturing from China to Mexico

How to Use Mexico Shelter Manufacturing to Replace Your China Manufacturing

Manufacturing in Mexico vs China A growing number of companies manufacturing in China are looking to move their manufacturing out of China entirely or to reduce their footprint there by adding manufacturing elsewhere. The choice of manufacturing location can profoundly impact cost-effectiveness, logistical efficiency, and overall competitiveness. This post focuses on the transition from manufacturing

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The Chinese Government Has Your Data And There’s Not Much You Can Do

China’s Data Security Landscape This post addresses the options foreign companies have for operating in China and protecting their critical data. The assumption is usually that there must be a technical solution that allows foreign companies to protect their private technical data in China. The problem is technical, so there must be a technical solution.