FREE Webinar – Moving Your Manufacturing From China to Mexico

FREE Webinar – Moving Your Manufacturing From China to Mexico

Register HERE!  As global companies seek to diversify their supply chains, and with the U.S. “Trump tariffs” likely to continue in place indefinitely, Mexico is fast-increasing in importance as a manufacturing hub, especially for businesses targeting the U.S. market. Mexico offers proximity to U.S. markets, modern infrastructure, access to ports for global distribution and a highly skilled, well-educated workforce. 

Doing business in or with Taiwan

Doing Business in or with Taiwan Could Mean Trouble with China

Doing business in or with Taiwan is likelier to get tougher for those who also do business in or with China. As China ramps up its attempts to pressure and intimidate Taiwan, we expect it to expand the scope of what is unacceptable cooperation with Taiwan's government. If political donations to Taiwan's governing party are verboten, why not paying taxes? Or establishing a company in Taiwan? Or selling equipment to Taiwan's military? Or even simply doing business in or with Taiwan?

China trademark registrations

I’ve Registered My China Trademark, Now What?

As we regularly point out in these pages, registering your trademark "is as close to a no-brainer as there is in China IP." We say trademark, because in most cases that is the key IP, but copyrights and patents could be a part of the mix.  Trademark registrations, however, are not - or at least should not be - objectives in and of themselves. Though a registered trademark has inherent value as a deterrent against counterfeiting and other bad-faith actions, it is best to conceive of the registration as a tool to be actively used. Here are some tips on what to do once you have registered your China trademark.

China employee non compete agreements

China Employee Non-Compete Agreements

Be careful with your China employee non-compete agreements. Do not just insert a non-compete provision into your China employment contracts without first thinking through the repercussions of doing so. You also need to be careful to act on any non-competes before any impending employee termination.

Manufacturing Outside China

Manufacturing Outside China: Nike Likes It And You Should Too

What can you learn from what Nike is doing? You can learn that there are plenty of countries other than China that manufacture quality items at a price that makes sense for a highly sophisticated international company like Nike and that alone ought to open your eyes to the manufacturing world outside China. Due to tariffs and shipping costs, manufacturing outside China makes increasing sense for many companies.

FREE Webinar – Moving Your Manufacturing From China to Mexico

FREE Webinar – Moving Your Manufacturing From China to Mexico

Register HERE!  As global companies seek to diversify their supply chains, and with the U.S. “Trump tariffs” likely to continue in place indefinitely, Mexico is fast-increasing in importance as a manufacturing hub, especially for businesses targeting the U.S. market. Mexico offers proximity to U.S. markets, modern infrastructure, access to ports for global distribution and a highly skilled, well-educated workforce. 

China Employer Rules and Regulations

China Employer Rules and Regulations: Now is the Time

The best time for implementing a set of China employer rules and regulations is when your China entity is being formed and you start recruiting employees. This allows you to have your first group of hires sign off on your employer rules and regulations and ensures you are fully covered. Our China employment attorneys recommend a yearly audit of every China company's employment documents (including their rules and regulations) to ensure they are up to date with all legal and company and employee changes.

Foreign language contracts

Foreign Language Contracts are THE Key to Clarity

It is important to have your contracts with foreign companies be in their language as well, for a whole host of reasons. The main reason is to achieve clarity. Having a well-written contract in their native language assures you that your foreign counter-party with which you are doing business truly understands what you want of it. It puts the two of you on the same page.