COVID-19 Webinar: Managing Supply Chains in an Uncertain Trade Environment: New Sourcing Opportunities for Outdoor Products

June 23, 2020

When: Tuesday, June 23, 11:00 a.m. (MT)
Speakers: Rich Harper, Manager of International Trade, Outdoor Industry Association
Ron Sorini, Principal, Sorini Samet and Associates
Andrew Samet, Principal, Sorini Samet & Associates
Emily Vedaa, Global Trade Manager, Columbia Sportswear

Over the past several months, outdoor companies have faced multiple disruptions to their supply chains, whether they be punitive tariffs, the COVID-19 outbreak or uncertainty around global trade policy. As they mitigate the impact of these challenges to protect their bottom lines and maintain high standards for their products, many businesses are actively seeking alternative sourcing options. Join us for an important discussion on some of the key sourcing trends for outdoor products and how U.S. and global trade policy could impact those decisions. In this discussion, you will learn about the following:

    • The impact of punitive tariffs and COVID-19 on some of the top sourcing options for outdoor products
    • New sourcing opportunities for outdoor companies, including the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program and free trade agreement partners
    • How U.S. and European Union trade policy could impact your business and sourcing decisions