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China: Borders Closed, But Factories Open

The effects of Covid-19 on business travel is well documented, and for the foreseeable future, it will not be the same.

Cheap, frequent flights and quickly obtained visas are looking like a thing of the past, but with China’s industrial production rapidly returning to pre-Covid levels, can you afford to wait until borders are open and travel returns to normal?

This ‘new normal’ is forcing modernisation to occur at a faster rate than was previously anticipated, changing our lives and in particular the way we operate business overseas.

Although an increasing amount of work can be done remotely, anyone with experience of production abroad will know that it is impossible to replace having someone on the ground. You need someone on your side to visit factories in-person and operate and your eyes and ears to ensure that your product is of the exact specifications and quality that you expect.

Rather than preventing you from manufacturing abroad, this is an opportunity to streamline your procurement process. Rather than spending excessive time and money trying to find factories, negotiate with them and ensure they produce to a high enough standard, why not have a company that specialises in these things, do it for you?

With our international and bilingual team, The Sourcing Co. can make the process of procurement a painless experience. While China is not open to foreign visitors, we can help you start or maintain production, and in the future allow you to remove the health risks, costs and time-consuming nature of sending staff overseas to visit manufacturing facilities.

Our clients often commented on how much time and money we saved them before Covid-19. So with travel now looking like it will be significantly more difficult and expensive for the foreseeable future, we see ourselves being able to add even more value to our clients’ businesses than ever before.

To find out more about how The Sourcing Co. can help your business, visit our website using the link below, or send us a message over social media and one of our team will be happy to assist you.

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