China’s State Council rang in this year’s holiday season by announcing a plan that could bring substantial gifts to certain Chinese manufacturers–as well as substantial challenges to their competitors in the United States.
Charles Moure (my firm’s head of litigation) and I recently won a substantial award in a CIETAC arbitration in Shenzhen.
About once a month my law firm gets a call from someone whose product is being held up at the U.S. border for one problem or another.
The Seattle Times recently wrote a long article on the trials and tribulations and successes involved in selling consumer products to China online.
At least once a year, one of our China lawyers has to tell a client that the company or the IP the client thought it had in China simply does not exist.
A while ago I was interviewed by Laurel Delany for her article, Legal Tips for American Small Business Owners Doing Business in China Laurel wrote the book, Exporting: The Definitive Guide to Selling Abroad Profitably, a truly excellent book on importing and exporting.
Got an email the other day from the owner of a leading Northwest interior design firm. This person who has asked to remain anonymous, wanted to tell me about how he and his company had been scammed, so as to prevent others from suffering the same fate.
Read this amazing article entitled, How Wal-Mart Made Its Crumbling China Business Look So Good for So Long.