January 31 Webinar: Leaving China for Mexico and the Opportunities and the Challenges of Nearshoring

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China’s increasing risks and costs are leading many companies to consider leaving China or reducing their dependency on it. This is particularly true of companies that have their products made in China. Many of these companies are looking to set up manufacturing in Mexico. But leaving China for Mexico has its own risks, as does manufacturing in Mexico. 

Join our panelists on January 31 (beginning at 9 a.m. Pacific Time, noon Eastern Time) as they lay out the challenges of leaving China for Mexico and the pros/cons of nearshoring to Mexico. This webinar will provide you with the operational and legal insights you need to objectively assess such a move. This webinar is being put on by the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Assocation of America (the NCBFAA) and it is free to members and $55 for non-members. 

The first part of this webinar will focus on the “leaving China” portion of this move. In this segment, Dan Harris – an international manufacturing attorney – will focus on the following:

  • How to announce that your company will be leaving China
  • How to protect your IP when leaving China
  • How to protect your people in China
  • How to leave China while still getting your parts/components from China
  • The most common legal issues when leaving China for Mexico

In the second part of this webinar, Robert Kossick — an international trade lawyer and long-time Mexico hand — will unpack the opportunities and challenges of nearshoring to Mexico. 

After first discussing the drivers, operational variability, and status of the current wave of nearshoring, Robert will discuss the following mission-critical considerations for Mexico manufacturing:

  • Labor 
  • Manufacturing Base and Supply Chain 
  • Logistics and Customs Clearance 
  • Trade and Investment Framework 

Robert ties it all together by framing the key questions companies should ask and answer when considering the possibility of nearshoring to Mexico.

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