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Is There Really "Quality Fade" and so What if There is?

Many years ago, a number of people (china consultants, in particular) were applying the concept of quality fade to China. The idea was that once a foreign buyer became comfortable with its Chinese manufacturer, it could expect its Chinese manufacturer to start skimping on quality to save money. In other words, your product might go

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Only YOU Can Prevent Quality Fade

China automakers Chery and Great Wall were recently forced to recall 23,000 autos exported to Australia due to brake linings and engine gaskets that contained asbestos. Asbestos is banned in Australia and 55 other countries and the hazardous nature of the product mandated the cars be recalled back to China since remediation in Australia was

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How to Prevent Quality Problems when Manufacturing Internationally

Our international manufacturing lawyers have been getting an uptick in calls from foreign companies seeking help on quality control problems with their foreign manufacturers. Often, there is little we can do to help with the quality problem that necessitated their call, but there is a lot we can do to help prevent such problems in

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China Manufacturing and Quality Fade

One of the joys of blogging is finding gems in unlikely places. The gem is a post entitled Jewelry and Gold Plating Problems: Can You Trust Chinese Factories? I say unlikely because neither (nor I would bet, most of our readers) have much interest in jewelry plating problems. The post is written by a Shenzhen-based

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12 Action Items for China Trademarks

Our international IP lawyers love lists and the below is a list of the 12 things we most often recommend regarding China trademarks to our clients that do business in China and have at least one brand they care about. Most of these items apply with equal force to most other countries as well. 1.