Supply chains are running at full steam, despite many obstacles; rising transportation costs, sourcing shifts, retaliatory tariffs, demanding consumers, and other challenges will define 2019 for global trade.
Whether or not tariffs will be effective in addressing the long-term policies of foreign governments is anybody’s guess. In the meantime, they are likely to affect your current supply chains. How should you respond? What is your tariff strategy?
With some tariffs on apparel and footwear products already proposed, and more possible, the nearly $17 billion tariff burden our industry already pays to the U.S. Treasury could multiply fast. Here's what you can do.
Now more than ever, retailers and manufacturers need to take active steps to take stock of their intellectual property and determine what steps they need to take to protect that property from misuse while reducing their own risk of infringement.