We discuss the positive news that as of Wednesday, March 15th 2023, China is reopening its borders to all foreign travellers! Due to Covid China was pretty inaccessible to most travellers since March 2020, so after 3 years we finally … [Read more...]
2022 Review: The Key Stories for Importers from China/Asia
QualityInspection author and Sofeast Group CEO, Renaud Anjoran, and Adrian from the Sofeast team look back at 2022's key news stories and topics that have affected importers with supply chains in China and other Asian countries. What's … [Read more...]
What Does a Re-Opened China (Without Quarantine) Mean for Foreign Business?
After years of fighting to keep covid outside of China, the surge in infections in October and November forced Beijing to choose between enormous lockdowns and the abandonment of the 'zero covid' strategy. They opted for the latter, under … [Read more...]
How Running China like a Business is the Recipe for Economic Domination
Dr. Allen J. Morrison & Dr. J. Stewart Black are two American leadership, strategy, business and manufacturing experts who have recently written a new book "Enterprise China: Adopting a Competitive Strategy for Business Success" which … [Read more...]
Answering Your Questions on Fabric Quality, US Tariffs, & Volatile Material Prices.
In this episode... Renaud answers 3 great questions that came in from our listeners, assisted by Adrian from the Sofeast team. He'll cover how to communicate fabric quality to suppliers, tactics for coping with US tariffs on China-made … [Read more...]
Reviewing The Top Stories Of 2021 For Importers From China [Podcast]
In this episode… Covid-19 has continued to dominate the headlines in 2021 and its impact on the manufacturing sector and importers with long supply chains continues to be felt with the numerous challenges this year including the disease … [Read more...]
China Power Cuts In Late 2021. Will Your Supply Chain Be Affected? [Podcast]
In this episode... Sofeast's CEO Renaud Anjoran dives into what's causing the power cuts around China that are affecting many manufacturers around the country in late 2021. Some manufacturers are having to close for days at a time or work … [Read more...]
A New ‘Cold War’ Between The USA & China’s Effect On Manufacturing [Podcast]
As tensions rise between China and the USA, is a new 'Cold War' brewing? If so, what effect is this or could this be having on manufacturing? Adrian from Sofeast and myself go political in this episode, discussing how the political … [Read more...]
Chinese Suppliers Harder To Work With than Last Year, 2020 Survey Respondents Say
2020 has been a tough year for so many reasons: The COVID-19 pandemic, the continuing US/China trade war, the drive to exit China for some manufacturers, a global recession beginning, and more. But what effect has this had on the … [Read more...]
COVID-19: What Are The 7 Major Risks for Importers of China Goods?
As an importer, you are probably wondering how the COVID-19 epidemic in China is going to impact your business. Beijing says things are rapidly improving and hints that the situation will nearly be back to normal on the coasts by the end … [Read more...]
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