China Implements “Measures for the Security Assessment of Outbound Data Transfers”

Back in 2020 I wrote a series of three blog posts titled “China Cybersecurity: No Place to Hide”. And two years before that, we started writing about China’s Personal Information Security Specification. On July 7, 2022, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) issued the Measures for the Security Assessment of Outbound Data Transfers (Security Assessment

Mexico versus China for manufacturing

The China Manager’s Guide to Mexican Operations: Comparing and Contrasting China and Mexico Operations

CEOs and senior managers have been struggling to make good decisions about supply chain and factory sites, and a lot of their research is pointing to Mexico as a likely candidate. The problem facing decision-makers is that the China-Mexico comparison is not apples to apples (DO NOT make avocado-lychee reference).  Even though the same output is leaving the factory gate in each economy, your challenges in setting up and managing operations in China and Mexico could not be more different.

Sinosure is broken

Sinosure and Deliberately Bringing China Down, Factory by Factory

About six months ago, in Deliberately Bringing China Down, Factory by Factory, I wrote about a couple of Americans who were buying product on credit from Chinese factories, with no intention of ever making the required second payment: The “this” to which I am referring is an underground (I say underground because I have never

2022 International Trade and Business Development Conference

Join several hundred business owners and leaders, government officials, entrepreneurs, and experts in the field of technology, convenience, and sustainability to help you grow your business and expand to other markets. Participants are coming from throughout the United States, Canada, Philippines, Mexico, and possibly other countries. The conference will focus on international trade and investments,

The WTO and China

The WTO: Fair or Foul?

During the summer of 2020, the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization (WTO) handed down its final ruling. Before former US President Donald Trump blocked appointments to the Appellate Body—which effectively disbanded it—the Appellate Body served as the final round of arbitrators that would give the ultimate verdict on international trade disputes between countries.

US-China relations bad for business

Nancy Pelosi’s Visit to Taiwan is Really Bad for Your China Business

today I am turning that alarm to an eleven out of ten because of the kerfuffle surrounding Nancy Pelosi's expected visit to Taiwan. I do not know for certain whether Speaker Pelosi will go to Taiwan or not, but I am thinking that she will. Most importantly, I have no clue what China's reaction to her visit will be. But I am certain that this trip will substantially worsen relations between China and the West and that those relations will either stay at that lower level or, more likely, continue to get worse.

Deceptive China trademarks

Deceptive Trademarks in China

To avoid issues, brands registering their trademarks in China should consider whether their marks may in any way be considered deceptive.