Moving manufacturing from China to Mexico

Leaving China for Mexico: Lessons from the Ground

Leaving China for Mexico and alternative manufacturing destinations has been on every CEO’s mind for years. A couple of weeks ago, I joined a trade delegation to Mexico City and Guadalajara, led by Utah Governor Spencer Cox. This was the first trade delegation to Mexico by any U.S. governor since Covid rocked the world, and

Nonprofits in China

Nonprofits in China

At the end of each calendar year, many nonprofit organizations, including nonprofits in China, start to appear more frequently on everyone’s radar. Recently I counseled a nonprofit organization that wanted to set up China operations in some way. Technically they are a U.S. not-for-profit (501(c)(6)) organization, rather than a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit, but I use

China WFOE Closures FAQs

China WFOE Closures FAQs

China WFOE closures/shutdowns are rising due to China’s economic slowdown, its deteriorating relations with the rest of the world, and the difficulty of sending people to China because of its COVID restrictions. There is an old saying about how lawyers do well in good times and in bad times, just not in times when not

How to control your China operations

How to Maintain Control of Your China Operations: WFOE or JV or Something Else?

How to control your China operations while avoiding China government control is critical and companies looking to do business in China need to decide what the China market means to them and what they are willing to risk. Companies looking to do business in China should decide what the China market means to them and what they are willing to risk. There is no way to entirely avoid China regulatory risk, but depending on your product or service and your company’s and owner’s risk appetites, there is always a way forward. The question of how to control your China operations is just one of many questions to ask.

Doing business in or with Taiwan

Doing Business in or with Taiwan Could Mean Trouble with China

Doing business in or with Taiwan is likelier to get tougher for those who also do business in or with China. As China ramps up its attempts to pressure and intimidate Taiwan, we expect it to expand the scope of what is unacceptable cooperation with Taiwan's government. If political donations to Taiwan's governing party are verboten, why not paying taxes? Or establishing a company in Taiwan? Or selling equipment to Taiwan's military? Or even simply doing business in or with Taiwan?