TradeCard is launching operations in the People’s Republic of China with the opening of a representative office in the Shenzhen Special Economy Zone. The firm already has offices in Hong Kong and in Taiwan, where the majority of its manufacturing customers are based. Kurt Cavano, Chairman and CEO of TradeCard, said, ‘ We see a great opportunity here to help PRC-based companies automate their supply chains fast without the traditional costs of buying and implementing expensive hardware and software licenses to meet the growing demands for use of technology by their overseas trading partners.’ Already, most of TradeCard’s US-based buyer members such as Wolverine World Wide (Hush Puppy shoes), International Playthings and JC Penney source and manufacture their goods in China.
A report by broking group Marsh examines the repercussions from the administration of the South Korean company, which filed for bankruptcy protection at the end of August.
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Early-stage merger and acquisition deals in Asia-Pacific show nearly 10% year-on-year growth in recent months.