Fashion and apparel retailers in Asia face continued regulatory compliance challenges in the space of traditional tariff barriers such as goods valuation and are increasingly subject to non-tariff challenges such as testing and inspection on garment labelling and consumer safety. Other than traditional supply chain models, how are these regulatory challenges impacting on the development of omni-channel and e-commerce modelling?
On the other hand, how can trade facilitation and preferential trade regimes be utilized to reduce supply chain clearance lead time, customs duty costs and optimization of the supply chain?
Damon Paling, Partner of PwC China's Customs & Trade Group, discussed the challenges and opportunities for fashion and apparel retailers in Asia covering the following topics:
- Managing traditional tariff barriers, such as goods valuation
- Managing non-tariff barriers, such as licensing and inspection
- Enhancing trade facilitation and managing supply chain clearance lead time
- Utilization of preferential trade regimes
- China e-commerce case study: Dealing with inbound challenges
PowerPoint Presentation: http://www.usfashionindustry.com/presentations/040915-USFIA-PwC-Webinar-Asia.pdf