[Stationery purchase] 'Blue Barrier' has become a new weapon in trade friction

by:Yourijiu     2021-08-18
In the past, many entrepreneurs would have this mantra: Sorry, I am a businessman, not a philanthropist. Today, perhaps these entrepreneurs may not necessarily be philanthropists, but at least they must be people with a sense of social responsibility. Recently, the famous Taizhou manufacturing is encountering Europe and the United States... In the past, many entrepreneurs would have this mantra: Sorry, I am a businessman, not a philanthropist. Today, perhaps these entrepreneurs may not necessarily be philanthropists, but at least they must be people with a sense of social responsibility. Recently, the well-known Taizhou manufacturing is encountering trade barriers from developed countries in Europe and the United States and developing countries. As of November 30, this year, foreign trade companies in Taizhou have encountered various trade remedy investigations involving developing countries with an amount of approximately US$15 million, of which shoes accounted for US$1.23 million. Stationery purchases have exceeded the amount involved in previous years. According to a recent data, the manifestation of trade friction in Taizhou City, in addition to the past two oppositions and one guarantee, has also spread toward labor standards and other social responsibilities. In addition to the green barriers related to environmental protection, the social responsibility international standard certification (SA8000) is becoming a blue barrier that plagues many labor-intensive domestic companies, and thousands of export companies have lost overseas orders as a result. According to the author's understanding, there are only more than 120 domestic enterprises that have passed this certification. During the popularization and implementation of SA8000, some developed countries often under the guise of safeguarding human rights and social responsibility. The purchase of stationery forces developing countries to continuously increase labor costs, weakens the comparative advantages of developing countries’ abundant labor resources, and makes SA8000 certification a restriction Tools for the export of labor-intensive products in developing countries. Take the pen-making and stationery industry as an example. This is a typical labor-intensive industry. The employees have relatively low cultural qualities. There are many manual operations in the manufacture of stationery products, and the technical level is not high. The self-protection awareness is weak and it is difficult to board and lodging in the enterprise. Obtain effective protection; simple processing equipment and prone to accidental injuries have become the bottleneck for the domestic pen-making industry to pass the SA8000 social responsibility standard certification. The export of pen-making stationery products in the international market is facing new barriers and severe challenges. ??? ????? If IS014000 environmental management system is concerned with the environment, then the SA8000 social responsibility standard is more concerned with people. The standard system mainly includes: no child labor is allowed, no forced labor on employees, working hours are restricted, the working environment for stationery purchases is safe and sanitary, freedom of association and collective bargaining rights, no discriminatory or punitive measures against employees, no wages and remuneration It is lower than the industry's minimum standards, as well as the management system and other 9 aspects have made clear regulations. It can be said that no matter how high-quality and cheap the products produced by the company are, if behind the products are sweatshops, child laborers, or even excessive overtime work by workers, then the importing country will be able to spread both hands with confidence: Sorry, you I don’t want it.
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