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Buyers Say Sourcing Outside China Is 'Important'

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bolaji.ojo
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bolaji.ojo   4/13/2012 12:11:25 AM
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Jay, They may be looking but will they find and if they find, will they actually buy outside of China? The desire is there but I am still not convinced they have the determination to see it through.

Barbara Jorgensen
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Barbara Jorgensen   4/10/2012 2:55:28 PM
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Putting all your eggs in one basket, in this case, one region, is always a risky practice. It's good to see buyers are thinking beyond being in China and now are positioning China as part of an overall strategy.

Jay_Bond
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Jay_Bond   4/10/2012 12:41:22 PM
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It is not surprising to see that buyers and companies are looking outside of
China for growth and supplies. With China's rising costs, wages, and the stranglehold of some key minerals. I am curious as to what these companies plan to do when other areas in Asia follow pace with China? If companies create a large presence in certain ares, labor and other commodities are bound to go up. What would be the next step from there?



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