Coronavirus Could Push Companies to Stop Relying on China, But it’s Easier Said Than Done, Experts Say

Fashion companies are already pulling away from China because of trade wars and tariffs, and experts predict the new coronavirus will be yet another reason for companies to cut some ties with the manufacturing hub.

“I do think there’s an opportunity for certain businesses and industries to break free from China,” Sean Maharaj, managing director of AArete, a global management consultancy, told Newsweek.

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About the Contributor

Sean has over 20 years of experience in strategic profitability improvement, supply chain, outsourcing, operations management and advisory for the logistics and transportation industry. He has worked on a wide range of strategic projects, while having led successful initiatives and teams for some of the country’s premier transportation providers. Sean holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Toronto, a Bachelor of Science degree from D’Youville College and a Masters of Business Administration degree from The Edinburgh Business School, UK. Sean is a member of Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA) and is a published author in CMCSP’s Supply Chain Quarterly, Transport Topics and the Association for Supply Chain Management.