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Unprotected tooling: high-risk practices in Chinese manufacturing

China - December 19 2012 As a result of globalization and the ability of consumers to purchase products at the lowest cost, manufacturers in China have become an integral part of the supply chains of many consumer product companies.

Asian suppliers alert: conflict minerals disclosure requirements

Asia-Pacific, USA - November 27 2012 On 22 August 2012, the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) adopted a final rule (the “Rule”) pursuant to the directives of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank”) compelling certain companies with U.S. securities reporting obligations (“Reporting Companies”) to assess and disclose their use of “conflict minerals,” consisting of certain metals (including tin, titanium, tungsten and gold) originating from certain targeted sources supporting conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) or adjoining countries (together with the DRC, the “Covered Countries”).

Jason T. Elder.

Product sourcing/product manufacturing in Asia

Asia-Pacific - December 21 2011 Traditional supply and manufacturing arrangements focused on arm’s length transactions between product customers and their manufacturers.

Thomas Keenan.

Going to China

China - February 12 2010 The phrase "going to China" is increasingly heard among companies looking for value and quality in their sourcing of products and services—and with good reason.

Human resources and personnel issues in Chinese sourcing transactions

China - February 12 2010 Over the last 30 years, China has become one of the world's leading manufacturing powers.

Andy S. Yeo.