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Q2 2019 Barometer: Safety Concerns Keep Growing as Manufacturing Competition Rages in Asia

Global sourcing in the first quarter of 2019 is still largely shaped by the fallout of 2018, in which US-China trade wars shook up the global sourcing landscape and drove many buyers to new markets in an attempt to escape the worst of tariffs’ hikes and future-proof their...

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April 10, 2019

Q1 2019 Barometer: A Look Back at Global Sourcing in 2018: Trade Wars, Diversification, Sustainability Challenges

Between the US-China tariff stand-off and the increasing consumer and governments’ scrutiny on sustainability issues, 2018 proved a challenging year for global sourcing. Many brands and retailers turned towards increased diversification of their sourcing in order to hedge...

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January 9, 2019

Q3 2018 Barometer: Ethical, Environmental Concerns Run High in Global Supply Chains

While concerns about international trade tensions abound halfway into 2018, QIMA's latest data on quality inspection and supplier audit demand offers some perspective on the shape of things to come in global sourcing.

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July 6, 2018

Q4 2018 Barometer: Are Supply Chain Ethics Becoming a Casualty of the Trade Wars?

As Asia’s manufacturing hubs are ramping up production for the upcoming holiday season, this quarter’s barometer paints a picture of increasingly diversified global sourcing and some worrying trends for sustainability. In addition to the data collected from tens of thousands...

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October 4, 2018

Q2 2018 Barometer: China Unfazed by Global Trade Stand-Off, Supply Chains Face New Ethical Concerns

As manufacturing picks up in Asia’s sourcing hubs following the Chinese New Year break, QIMA's Q1 statistics for inspection and audit demand reflect the emerging sourcing trends of 2018.

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April 6, 2018

Canton Fair (Phase 2)
Guangzhou, China
April 23-27, 2019
Booth Number: C34 (Hall 11.1)

HKTDC Gifts & Premium
Hong Kong
April 27-30, 2019
Booth Number: 5B F24

Global Sources Summit
Hong Kong
April 27-29, 2019

AAFA Global Supply Chain & Trade Conference
Washington, DC, USA
April 30-May 1, 2019
Table Number: 7

Innovation Forum NY
New York, NY, USA
April 30-May 1, 2019

Expo Seguridad
Mexico City, Mexico
May 7-9, 2019
Booth Number: 1057

Sourcing Journal Summit HK 2019
Hong Kong
May 8, 2019

XV Seminario Internacional Blueberries Peru
Lima, Peru
May 9, 2019
Booth Number: 2

PPAI Expo East
Atlantic City, NJ, USA
June 3-5, 2019
Booth Number: 733

AAFA Product Safety & Compliance Seminar 2019 - NYC
New York, NY, USA
June 6, 2019

PI Apparel NY
New York, NY, USA
June 17-18, 2019

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