Made in “I Really Don’t Know”

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As first reported by Fairfax Media , a factory in North Korea has been making high-priced surf and snow gear for Australian surfwear company Rip Curl since at least 2014, with the garments labeled “Made in China.” We do not approve or authorise any production of Rip Curl products out of North Korea.” It’s very likely that North Koreans are producing garments for other brands too, either in the country or as slave labor in China.

Procurement Can Prepare for  Supply Chain Risk

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Alex Saric, Smart Procurement Expert, Ivalua. Procurement has a vital role to play in identifying and managing risk. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) after their suppliers used third party vendors in North Korea, falling foul of North Korea Sanctions Regulations. Procurement has a vital role to play. To do this, organisations must adopt a Smart Procurement approach that provides complete visibility of suppliers.

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Sorry, I’m Not Sure: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2018

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Mexico and Canada are heading into 2018 with no clear plan for saving the North American Free Trade Agreement,” states a Bloomberg article published on December 15. North Korea : The more missiles North Korea launches and tests, the greater the risk for military conflict — or worse. In short, relations between the United States and North Korea have significantly degraded this past year and it doesn’t look like things are going to improve anytime soon.

Forced Labor in Seafood Supply Chains

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This paper explores why forced labor in seafood industry supply chains continues to grab headlines, tarnish brand images, and challenge procurement teams – and what they can do about it. State Department responded to the media reports by blacklisting Thailand – essentially placing constraints on Thai trade similar to those placed on North Korea. Introduction. Shrimp tacos. Blackened catfish. Grilled mahi-mahi. Salmon burgers.

Top 10 Most Corrupt Countries of 2018

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Proactive disclosure of relevant data, including government budgets, company ownership, public procurement and political party finances allows journalists, civil society and affected communities to identify patterns of corrupt conduct more efficiently. North Korea. Transparency International released its annual ranking, Corruptions Perceptions Index 2017 , on Feb.

I Will Be Wrong Again: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2017

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Russia, Iran, North Korea, and ISIS : Call them “The Unpredictables” (you can probably add China to the mix too). planes and ships ); Iran and North Korea and their nuclear ambitions; ISIS exporting its brand of terrorism around the world; and China building islands in the South China Sea (and reportedly putting weapons on them ). Past performance is not indicative of future results.