China employee termination

China Employee Terminations in These Tough Times

Even in the best of times, employee terminations in China are fraught with risk. A mishandled China employee termination (or even just the discussions surrounding the termination) can quickly cause problems. China's declining economy has weakened its job market and made both employees and the government more likely to fight back against any little termination mistake.

US Anti dumping case on freight couplers

New AD/ CVD Petition – Certain Freight Rail Coupler Systems from China and Mexico

On September 28, 2022, the Coalition of Freight Coupler Producers filed antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) petitions against U.S. imports of certain freight rail couplers and parts thereof (“FRCs”) from China and Mexico. This coalition consists of one U.S. producer McConway & Torley (M&T) and the union workers at the one other U.S. producer, Amsted Rail Company, Inc. (Amsted).

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China’s Latin American Ground Game and YOUR Business

China is responding to its ongoing tension with the US and EU in some surprising ways – including setting up manufacturing and distribution hubs in Mexico and increasing its involvement in Latin America. What does this have to do with your business? More than you think.

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.

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China Factory Joint Ventures

Joint ventures with China factories are seldom a good idea.The better way to handle these relationships is usually with a China-centric distribution agreement that sets forth sales goals and allows you to walk away if your Chinese factory does not meet those goals. It usually makes sense to have a trademark licensing agreement with your distributor as well.

GGI World Conference – Dealing with China: What to Expect in the Next Five Years

GGI World Conference – Dealing with China: What to Expect in the Next Five Years

Next month, Harris Bricken attorney Jonathan Bench will host a workshop during GGI’s 25th-anniversary conference in Montréal, Canada. He will share his legal expertise in the latest developments surrounding doing business in and with China for the next five years as the 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party is convened. This is a