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  • Trade dispute

    Opinion » Don’t hope for a trade war truce

    September 14th 2018 Escalating trade wars look set to be the new risk frontier in the automotive supply chain. With countries and trading blocs starting to retaliate against US moves to raise tariffs, open trade borders are closing in quickly. On July 6, 2018, the US began imposing a 25% tax on $34 billion of Chinese imports. In August, […]
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  • Supply chain risk

    News » Inbound supply chains subject to growing disruption

    June 12th 2018 Interruptions to the smooth flow of parts to assembly plants are becoming more commonplace, according to research from global insurance broker JLT Specialty. Recorded incidents last year – typically factory fires, hurricanes and labour strikes – increased by more than 30% compared with 2016 to reach 1,699 , affecting 5,585 suppliers across 10,809 sites, according […]
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