Scaling Risks: How to Effectively Grow Your Global Sales (video)

On September 18, 2023, Jonathan Bench (partner at Harris Bricken) and Mike Criddle (partner at Eide Bailly) spoke at World Trade Center Utah‘s headquarters and laid out a roadmap for building robust international sales while ensuring security and legal and tax compliance. For those unable to attend in person, you can now watch the replay

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Leaving China for Mexico: The Challenges and the Opportunities

REGISTER HERE. Join our two panelists as they  lay out the challenges of leaving China for Mexico and the pros and cons of nearshoring to Mexico. This webinar will provide you with the operational and legal insights you need to objectively assess such a move. The first part of this webinar will focus on the “leaving China”

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New Webinar | Stepping into Success: Navigating the US Market with Confidence

REGISTER HERE International companies are now considering growing their footprint in the U.S. market due to its ease of business, diverse tax structures, and high opportunity for investment. The U.S. market also offers a strong relationship with Latin America, opening the gate to Spanish-speaking customers. Harris Sliwoski attorneys Jonathan Bench (Corporate International) and Akshat Divatia

Webinar Replay: Moving Your Manufacturing from China to Mexico

On February 23, Dan Harris (Harris Sliwoski) and Andrew Hupert hosted a webinar to discuss the practical aspects of moving your manufacturing to Mexico from China, the various ways to start with Mexican manufacturing, and how to successfully manufacture there. For anyone who missed this event, we’ve embedded a link to the replay below. We

Doing business in China

China’s Relations With the West: Straight Line Decline

There are those who believe China's ongoing Party Congress will bode well for companies that do business in or with China. I am firmly convinced that the opposite is true and that it will used as yet another opportunity by China to show that it will not be cowered by the declining relations and sanctions/counter-sanctions between the United States / EU / Australia / Japan on the one hand, and China on the other. I see China using this Congress to let the world (domestic and external) know that it fully intends to fight back and fight back hard. In other words, this Party Congress will lead to China's decoupling from much of the world accelerating, not slowing down. 

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President Xi Will Hold Onto Power, BUT . . .

At least once a day, someone — usually a client — asks me if President Xi will hold onto power. And every day, I give  a much shorter version of the following half-serious, half-facetious answer: He will hold onto power, but for how long I don’t know. It’s like the stock market. I can right

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President Biden’s Asia Trip and the China Challenge Summit June 9

Recently I was interviewed by Boyd Matheson from KSL Radio on his Inside Sources podcast. We talked about President Biden’s trip to Asia and what he hoped to accomplish there, including the types of signals President Biden would likely convey to his counterparts in South Korea and Japan, and the upcoming China Challenge Summit at

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IP Protection in the Global Marketplace

I recently joined‘s Ron Hesse for an interview on IP and Trademark Protection in the Global Marketplace. Ron and I discussed why going abroad is a gamechanger for companies’ IP strategies, and how they can prioritize IP protection efforts as they enter multiple new markets. We also talked about the impact of the COVID-19