Moving your manufacturing from China to Mexico

How to Use Mexico Shelter Manufacturing to Replace Your China Manufacturing

Mexico versus China for Manufacturing A growing number of companies manufacturing in China are looking to move their manufacturing out of China entirely or to reduce their footprint there by adding manufacturing elsewhere. The choice of manufacturing location can profoundly impact cost-effectiveness, logistical efficiency, and overall competitiveness. This post focuses on the transition from manufacturing

lawyers for China contracts

The Power of Well-Crafted China Contracts

The Power of Well-Crafted China Contracts In The High Cost of China Contract Mistakes, I discussed the importance of having the right person craft your China contracts. I am often asked (usually right after I quote our fee) whether a China contract I am proposing to write “is even enforceable in China.” I always give

How to improve your China manufacturing

The Perils of China’s “Good Enough” Attitude on Manufacturing

The “Rush it Through” Attitude in Chinese Manufacturing A recent newsworthy incident in China where construction workers damaged a section of the Great Wall by cutting through it in order to save time highlights the “get it done quickly” attitude that permeates Chinese manufacturing. See China’s Great Wall damaged by workers looking for shortcut. This

China manufacturing contracts

The New World of International Manufacturing Contracts

Navigating the New Era of International Manufacturing The landscape of international manufacturing contracts has undergone significant shifts. If you’ve sensed this change, rest assured, you’re not alone. Gone are the days when international procurement largely meant buying “off-the-shelf” products like t-shirts or computer bags — items that followed universal standards. The game began to change

China Manufacturing lawyers

Our China Manufacturing Agreements: In Chinese and for a Flat Fee

Should Your China Manufacturing Contract Be in English or Chinese? Many lawyers default to English without considering the downsides. In this post, I will explain why manufacturing contracts  usually fare better with Chinese as the official language. I will highlight the advantages of a Chinese language agreement and also discuss how my law firm’s experience

International Manufacturing Lawyers and NNN Agreements

Basic China Manufacturing “Advice”

Got an email this morning from a company asked only “for advice” about importing their specific product from China into the United States and the EU. My response was as follows: My advice is if you are not paying in advance, you do some combination of the following: Chinese Company Reputational Reports: You should have

International Product Liability lawyer

Reducing Your Product Liability Risks from Overseas Products

Introduction Imagine a child’s toy, gleaming with bright colors and designed for endless hours of fun. A toy which turned out to hold a lurking danger due to poor manufacturing processes. A month after hitting the shelves, there’s a widespread outcry. Parents are furious, the media is ablaze with criticism, and the company responsible faces

International manufacturing due diligence

Overseas Manufacturing Due Diligence: A Guide for Avoiding Costly Mistakes

Introduction A toy importer, thrilled about getting its toys from Vietnam at a great price paid $2 million upfront to a supposed “toy maker”. The dream turned into a nightmare when they realized there was no such Vietnamese toy maker, and no toys would ever materialize. This importer isn’t alone. Many foreign companies have faced

International manufacturing agreements

Best Practices for International Manufacturing Term Sheets

Navigating International Manufacturing Agreements: The Power of Term Sheets Outsourcing manufacturing requires meticulous planning, skillful negotiation, and unwavering attention to detail. International Manufacturing Terms sheets can streamline this process, by helping manufacturers and product buyers establish crucial terms before embarking on the formal drafting of a comprehensive Manufacturing Agreement. The Role of Term Sheets Consider

International Lawyers

Navigating Supply Chain Challenges

The shifting winds surrounding China geopolitics  have left many companies feeling adrift. “We have been trying to diversify away from China manufacturing for years, but we’ve only managed to move about 10% of our supply chain out,” a client recently told me. “China still makes 80% of our products. Even if we wanted to pull