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Adopting a China+1 Strategy in ASEAN: Diversifying Supply Chains to Minimize Risks




Rising on the back of increasing labor costs in China, the Sino-US trade war, and COVID-19-related supply chain and manufacturing disruptions,  businesses need to rethink whether it is still adequate to rely on their current suppliers or single country sourcing strategies. International business requires that business owners ensure continuity despite these challenges, by developing alternative options, mitigating associated risks, and implementing strategies for diversification.

In our recent webinar, Saponti Baroowa, Business Intelligence Associate Director, discussed why companies are increasingly moving away or planning to move operations from China. He highlighted the main strengths of five major ASEAN economies - Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam – that have emerged as attractive alternative production hubs for international investors.

The webinar covered:

  • Why China+1;
  • Optimal ASEAN alternatives for key industry sectors;
  • Investor challenges;
  • Government and political stability; and
  • Trade policies, labor market and infrastructure quality.

We hope you find the webinar helpful. Should you have any further concerns or questions when applying the solutions brought up in the webinar, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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