New Round of Tariffs on China as the Trade War Continues

New Round of Tariffs on China as the Trade War Continues

On August 1st, U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he would be levying a new 10% tariff on $300 billion worth of Chinese goods. He stated that the tariffs will go into effect on September 1st. This was a surprise to many, as the United States and...
What Should Importers Know After the Recent Trump-Xi Meeting?

What Should Importers Know After the Recent Trump-Xi Meeting?

On the sidelines of the recent G20 summit in Osaka, U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping met to discuss the ongoing US-China trade war. To date, the U.S. has slapped $250 billion worth of tariffs on goods imported from China, while China has...
5 Types of Factory Audits That Will Help You Assess Suppliers

5 Types of Factory Audits That Will Help You Assess Suppliers

Managing the supply chain for a retail brand can be challenging. You need to properly vet potential suppliers and ensure that current suppliers have the systems in place to continue producing quality products. You also need to be sure that your products are free of...
5 Types of Quality Inspections All Importers Should Know

5 Types of Quality Inspections All Importers Should Know

For many importers sourcing products in low-cost countries, third-party inspections are an important part of their quality control efforts.  Inspections allow you to get an eye on what’s happening at the factory when you can’t be there in person. They are also...

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