Manufacturing Country

Asia Sourcing Guide: 11 Top Alternatives to China (eBook)

by Maegan Burkhart on 12 Sep 2019 | 0 Comments
An unsuitable manufacturing location can disrupt your supply chain and customer relationships. Check out this eBook and learn how to choose the right sourcing location in Asia.

Topics: Sourcing

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 | 3 Comments
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