Join Renaud Anjoran, Founder & CEO of Sofeast, in this podcast aimed at importers who develop their own products as he discusses the hottest topics and shares actionable tips for manufacturing in China & Asia today! WHO IS RENAUD? Renaud is a French ISO 9001 & 14001 certified lead auditor, ASQ certified Quality Engineer and Quality Manager who has been working in the Chinese manufacturing industry since 2005. He is the founder of the Sofeast group that has over 200 staff globally and offers services (QA, product development & engineering, project management, Supply Chain Management, product compliance, reliability testing), contract manufacturing, and 3PL fulfillment for importers and businesses who develop their own products and buyers from China & SE Asia. WHY LISTEN? We‘ll discuss interesting topics for anyone who develops and sources their products from Asian suppliers and will share Renaud‘s decades of manufacturing experience, as well as inviting guests from the industry to get a different viewpoint. Our goal is to help you get better results and end up with suppliers and products that exceed your expectations!
Friday Nov 24, 2023
Friday Nov 24, 2023
In this episode...
Renaud hosts this episode on the EU's forthcoming directive on product liability which should get you nervous if you sell into Europe. Clive Greenwood and Prof. Simon Choi are two highly experienced compliance experts and Professor Choi brings a fresh outlook on how this affects manufacturers in China and EU importers in legal terms.
00:00 - Greetings and introducing today's topic.
04:23 - What is the intent of the directive?
06:53 - What does this directive change for economic operators on the distribution and retail side of things?
12:47 - Transparency in the supply chain.
16:56 - Even if a factory in, say, China can now be held liable for product problems as a supply chain actor under this new legislation, realistically, can an importer obtain compensation from them?
24:47 - How the burden of proof for manufacturers is changing.
28:45 - Product labelling must make it easier for any parties, especially consumers, to bring a case against a product's seller.
32:50 - Foreign manufacturers are going to be under a lot of pressure to change the way they do things.
34:02 - Why the product safety's burden of proof is on the party who brings the product into the EU.
37:17 - Will this directive even be possible to enforce in manufacturing in China?
39:38 - Wrapping up.
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