Will Your PPE Pass China Customs?

On March 28, in Buying Face Masks and Other PPE from China: Not For the Faint of Heart, we wrote about the difficulties inherent in buying PPE from China. On April 2, in Buying Face Masks and Other PPE from China Just Got a LOT Tougher, we wrote about how China’s new Order 5 had just

What’s the Deal With China Chops/Seals for PPE and Other Deals?

These last few months our China manufacturing lawyers have been working 24/7 on helping foreign companies, charities, states, and countries sort out the legal and business issues inherent in purchasing PPE from China (Personal Protective Equipment). These deals almost invariably must be done quickly, and that often means there is just not enough time to

How to Buy PPE from China Without Getting Ripped Off

On January 19, 2020, a 35-year-old man who had just come from China was diagnosed in suburban Seattle with the coronavirus. Within days of that event our law firm was representing companies seeking to buy large quantities of personal protective equipment (PPE) from China. It quickly became apparent these sourcing projects would require a panoply

Fighting Fake and Bad Quality PPE with QC Inspections

We have written frequently here on some of what you can do to increase your odds of you getting the PPE you pay for from China. For an in-depth look at the various issues buyers of PPE face from China, go here to get the recording of a 90 minute webinar where two lawyers from

International PPE Deals: From Chinese N95 Masks to Malaysian Nitrile Gloves

It has been a wild 12 months in the global PPE market. Last year when we started working on our first Covid-related PPE transactions, everyone needed N95 face masks, but many of the deals moved so quickly that virtually no companies slowed down enough to involve their attorneys. And if they did involve their attorneys,

Don’t Make These Mistakes When Buying Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Brokers

In my last post regarding PPE, I discussed the normalization of the Chinese N95 mask market, the increasing insanity of the Malaysian nitrile glove market, and other market forces at work, including limitations based on shipping container shortages and financing troubles. In this post I will provide some additional insights our international PPE lawyers have

WEBINAR TODAY: Navigating PPE Purchases from China

REGISTER HERE! This webinar is TODAY, but it is NOT too late for you to sign up and attend . We start at 8:30 PT/11:30 ET so come join us as we discuss how to navigate the buying of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from China. If you — like so many others — are looking

Navigating the PPE Minefield: Webinar TOMORROW

REGISTER HERE! We will be putting on a webinar tomorrow on how to navigate the buying of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from China. If you — like so many others — are looking to secure PPE for any reason, this webinar is for you. As first responders struggle to meet the daunting challenge of COVID-19,

Upcoming Webinar: Navigating PPE Purchases From China

REGISTER HERE! As first responders struggle to meet the daunting challenge of COVID-19, those tasked with procuring masks and other PPE for their use are facing their own challenges, many of them connected to the industry’s over-reliance on Chinese supply. China’s factories are overwhelmed by requests for new orders, and in this sellers’ market they

China PPE: Just When You Thought it Might be Safe to Go into the Water

The market for importing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other medical supplies from China remains in chaos, much of which is caused by unclear government regulation in China. In advising clients on importing face masks and other PPE products from China, our PPE team advises that one of the biggest risks is that the export/import