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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

Amazon Changes Third-Party Seller Terms After Investigation into Unfair Suspensions

by Polly Chen on 4 Aug 2019 | 0 Comments
Learn about Amazon's new terms for its third-party sellers, China's anti-dumping duties on stainless steel exporters and Zara's 100 percent sustainable fabrics in this week's roundup.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Textile Products

How to Manage Defective Products from Sourcing to Shipping

by John Niggl on 31 Jul 2019 | 2 Comments
Managing defects starts with setting expectations during the sourcing process and continues throughout production to the time when your supplier ships the finished goods. Here are some tips to manage defective products.

Topics: Product Inspection, Working with Factories

Manufacturers Looked to Vietnam as a Tariff Shelter. So Why Are They Leaving Now?

by Polly Chen on 28 Jul 2019 | 0 Comments
Learn about manufacturers' departure from Vietnam, Bangladesh's water crisis and Sony's America Recycles Pledge in this week's roundup.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Consumer Electronics

5 Different Types of Audits to Evaluate Your Supplier

by Maegan Burkhart on 23 Jul 2019 | 0 Comments
Factory audit remain an undervalued tool among importers to evaluate suppliers and minimize their risk. Here are five different types of audits to help you evaluate your suppliers and minimize risk in your supply chain.

Topics: Sourcing, Auditing Factories

Vietnam Signs EU Trade Deal Amid Trump’s Tariff Threat

by Polly Chen on 21 Jul 2019 | 0 Comments
Learn about Vietnam's trade deal with the EU, Chinese furniture makers' struggles and CPSC compliance issues with helmets in this week's roundup.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Furniture, Legal Requirements

EN 71 Toy Testing: What EU Toy Importers Must Know

by Maegan Burkhart on 17 Jul 2019 | 0 Comments
Toys are commonly recalled for noncompliance with the EC Toy Safety Directive and EN 71 requirements. Check out these toy tests to verify your supplier’s goods and protect your business from liability.

Topics: Legal Requirements, Lab Testing

U.S. and China Reach Trade Truce, but Tariffs Stay for Now

by Polly Chen on 14 Jul 2019 | 0 Comments
Learn about the trade truce between the U.S. and China, Amazon's Counter Program and Taiwan's plastic straw ban in this week's roundup.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Legal Requirements

5 Color Fastness Tests to Prevent Textile Fading and Staining

by Maegan Burkhart on 10 Jul 2019 | 0 Comments
Consumers don’t like their textiles to change colors or bleed during washing, under the sun or anywhere else. Here are five of the most common color fastness tests that a third-party laboratory can conduct to maintain your fabric's color.

Topics: Textile Products, Lab Testing

India Raises Tariffs on U.S. Goods as Another Trade War Brews

by Polly Chen on 7 Jul 2019 | 0 Comments
Learn about India's tariffs on the U.S., Samsung leaving China and the U.S.'s ban on China's 5G in this week's roundup.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Consumer Electronics, Globalization