Factories are overwhelmed. Logistics and regulations are complex. Are the sources of your medical products legitimate? Join Dan Pak MHA, a 25-year supply chain executive, and two leading international trade attorneys, Dan Harris and Fred Rocafort of Harris Bricken and The China Law Blog, for insights into mitigating your risks.

Professionals tasked with procuring masks and other personal protective equipment face many unique challenges.

China’s factories are overwhelmed by requests for new orders, and in this sellers’ market they can afford to be intransigent when it comes to specs, payment terms, inspections, and other important matters. Logistics are also increasingly complicated, as carriers deal with border restrictions and the sheer volume of mostly one-way cargo traffic.

“Impromptu middlemen” and “politics of generosity.”

Adding to these challenges are the impromptu middlemen who are often unfamiliar with both PPE and with international transactions. This complicates importers’ efforts to successfully navigate the increasingly complex regulatory labyrinth, as both China and importing countries make rules on the go and often in conflict with one another.

There are important political dimensions as well, with China looking to make the most of its “politics of generosity” by prioritizing shipments to friendly nations and government authorities in places like the United States anxious to avoid getting caught up in bad deals.

All these things (and many more) make sourcing PPE from China a risky endeavor. Our law firm has for decades been advising companies from all over the world on how to buy products from China and we are right now in the thick of things involving PPE sourcing, representing companies, charities and even countries seeking to source and import Chinese PPE.

Our speakers and what they discussed.

In this webinar we will lay out in clear terms the things you can and should be doing to reduce your PPE sourcing risks. We will not bore you with business pitches or legal jargon, of that we assure you. Instead you will get Harris Bricken attorneys with extensive and diverse experience in matters of international trade law, particularly with China, Vietnam, and Thailand —  Dan Harris and Fred Rocafort — who will discuss what PPE buyers can and should do to navigate these treacherous waters. Joining them will be Dan C. Pak, MHA, Vice President, Supply Chain, at Hartford Healthcare, where he is responsible for procurement, strategic sourcing and contracting, analytics and business intelligence, and accounts payable operations.

  1. How to reduce your PPE purchasing risks.

  2. How to reduce your risks by learning more about the legitimacy and reputation of the company from which you are looking to buy medical products.

  3. How to reduce the risk of your products being held up at customs.

  4. How to draft a contract that will reduce your risks, including risk-reducing contract terms.

  5. How to use quality control to reduce your risks.

  6. The government documents you need to know about and review.

  7. Countries other than China from which to source PPE.

90 minutes of education and Q&A.

Listen to the full presentation and to the complete Q&A section. If you have questions, please email them to Firm@HarrisBricken.com.

What You Will Get.

  • A complete copy of presentation and materials.

  • Livestream into your conference room for multiple attendees. 

  • Answers to your questions by email.

  • Customer CLE support at CLE@LitigationConferences.com