Manufacturing Country

China Retaliates with New Tariffs on $75 Billion of U.S. Goods

by Polly Chen on 8 Sep 2019 | 0 Comments
Learn about China's tariffs on $75 billion U.S. goods, Hasbro's plan to phase out plastic packaging and Target's store-fulfillment in this week's roundup.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Packaging

9 Requirements of an SA8000 Social Compliance Audit Checklist

by John Niggl on 3 Sep 2019 | 1 Comment
Social Accountability 8000 (SA8000) is a good starting point for importers that are new to compliance. Here are 9 requirements of a SA8000 social audit checklist to help you evaluate your supplier and identify compliance issues.

Topics: Social Compliance, Auditing Factories, Working with Factories

FAA Bans Apple Laptops from U.S. Flights Due to Unsafe Batteries

by Polly Chen on 1 Sep 2019 | 0 Comments
Learn about FAA's ban on MacBooks, the unclear status of Cambodia's EBA and the Belt and Road Initiative in this week's roundup.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Consumer Electronics

What Do the Parts of the ANSI ASQ Z1.4 AQL Table Mean?

by Crystal Ge on 27 Aug 2019 | 9 Comments
As an importer, familiarity with the ANSI ASQ Z1.4 AQL table will help you to better monitor & improve the quality of your products before shipment.

Topics: Product Inspection, Acceptable Quality Level (AQL)

FedEx Won’t Ship Amazon’s Packages in the U.S. Anymore

by Polly Chen on 25 Aug 2019 | 0 Comments
Learn about FedEx's split with Amazon and mobile manufacturing hubs in India in this week's roundup.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Consumer Electronics, Legal Requirements

3 Ways AQF’s Lab Testing Reports Help You Ensure Product Compliance

by Maegan Burkhart on 21 Aug 2019 | 0 Comments
Obtaining test results from a reliable lab is essential to being able to show compliance to customs officials, customers and suppliers. AQF's lab testing reports make it easy for you to verify product compliance.

Topics: Legal Requirements, Lab Testing

Trump Breaks Trade War Truce With 10 Percent Tariffs

by Polly Chen on 18 Aug 2019 | 0 Comments
Learn about Trump's new 10 percent tariffs, China's capacity in lithium-ion battery manufacturing and IBM's blockchain-based supplier management network in this week's roundup.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Consumer Electronics

Need Product Lab Testing Fast? Here’s How AQF Cuts Your Lead Time

by Maegan Burkhart on 14 Aug 2019 | 0 Comments
Testing can become even slower if you’re working with a non-responsive lab technician. But AQF Online helps you cut lead times and book product lab testing services faster than ever.

Topics: Lab Testing

Japan-South Korea Trade Dispute Threatens Electronics Industry

by Polly Chen on 11 Aug 2019 | 0 Comments
Learn about the Japan-South Korea trade dispute, eBay's new delivery service and fraudulent Chinese trademark applications in the U.S. in this week's roundup.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Consumer Electronics

How SquareNuts Found One Easy Inspection and Lab Testing Solution (Case Study)

by Maegan Burkhart on 7 Aug 2019 | 1 Comment
Importing goods from Asia exposes your supply chain to many risks. Quality control inspections and lab testing can help you ensure goods meet your customers’ quality requirements and mandatory legal requirements.

Topics: Lab Testing