18 Nov 2019
Sino-US trade dispute: production and market diversification
WHAT: To mitigate the impact of the trade dispute between Mainland China and the United States, many Hong Kong and mainland companies are optimising supply chains by adjusting their production strategies to reduce exposure to punitive tariffs. Firms are also looking to further explore sales opportunities emerging in the mainland domestic market. Despite their differing approaches, all the strategies on offer have a common focus – regulatory compliance. This issue has implications for manufacturing practices and the granting of market access to finished products.
WHEN: 13 December 2019 (Friday), 3pm-5pm
WHO: Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council
WHY: Speakers at the seminar have extensive industry experience. They include Johnny Sze, Director and Vice General Manager of Eastcolight (Hong Kong) Limited, which has sold some 80 million toys. Currently, the company’s range of more than 500 different toys is on sale through museums, schools, toy shops, department stores and supermarkets in 110 countries and regions, with its distribution levels particularly high in Europe and North America. Another speaker is Martin Fan, Managing Director of TÜV Rheinland. He has also acted as the company’s General Manager, Products Operations – CS and Account Management for the Greater China region since 2016. In total, Mr Fan has more than 14 years’ experience in the testing, inspection and certification (TIC) sector. He started his career as a project manager in the consumer products market access sector, with oversight of sales and business development for electrical and wireless products. A third speaker is Christine Wai, Assistant Director − General (Industries Support) at the Trade and Industry Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. She joined the department as Assistant Director-General in 2018. Her major duties include support for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and liaison with industrial and trade organisations.
WHERE: HKTDC SME Centre
EVENT WEBSITE: Research Seminar