April 7, 2016>Press Release
The year 2016 begins with shifts in global trade, ongoing quality issues, and a host of ethical challenges: from structural risks accompanying expansion in Egypt, Bangladesh, and Vietnam, to skyrocketing forced labor problems in Turkey.
Jan 7, 2016>Press Release
China still in the spotlight for product safety, ethical issues abound in new sourcing regions and environmental impact is moving up the supply chain priority list.
July 8, 2015>Press Release
While the economy of China may be growing at its slowest pace in six years, global brands are readily expanding their supply chains to other low-cost destinations in Asia.
April 7, 2015>Press Release
The ILO published that every 15 seconds someone dies as a result of an occupational accident or disease. Congruent with what seems to be a sharp rise in global awareness on ethical sourcing issues, AsiaInspection saw ethical audits demand increase by 65% year over year.
January 14, 2015>Press Release
Increased global supply chain transparency in 2014 revealed shocking statistics on the number of forced and child laborers worldwide, while workers across Asia faced consistently hazardous Health & Safety conditions.
October 8, 2014>Press Release
China had one of its worst quarters ever for food scares, with major international brands caught up in an expired meat scandal and a food inspection failure rate over 50%. In Bangladesh, exports continue to grow despite factory closures and worsening audit scores.
July 10, 2014>Press Release
Despite a quarter that saw riots in Vietnam, protests in China, and a toxic dye scandal, Asian manufacturing showed promising and consistent growth. Meanwhile, Africa is performing well and India has ascended to No.2 in global textile exports.
April 8, 2014>Press Release
Due to Chinese New Year seasonality, February export figures plummeted 18% compared with 2013. The media has been reporting that the Chinese economy is on the brink of slowdown. What isn’t mentioned is that China continues to be the dominant sourcing region by sheer volume.
January 14, 2014>Press Release
2013 was a challenging year for brands and retailers worldwide in the face of increasing supply chain social issues, most notably the Rana Plaza tragedy, where a Bangladesh factory collapse took the lives of 1,129 people.
October 4th, 2013>Press Release
Since the Rana Plaza Factory collapse in April 2013, AsiaInspection figures show a +52% increase in Factory Accountability Audits throughout Asia for Q3 2013 compared to Q3 2012 and a +167% spike in Bangladesh.
September 27th, 2013>Press Release
AI announces the launch of its mobile application, allowing inspections, audits and lab tests to be ordered from smartphones and tablets. The AI App will allow brands, retailers and importers to secure their imports from the convenience of their mobile device.
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