What is Nearshoring?

Nearshoring is the process of moving manufacturing operations closer to the intended market. Most commonly, this refers to moving manufacturing from mainland China and Asia to Mexico, in order to access the U.S. market.

There are many advantages to nearshoring in terms of quality control, delivery, and costs. With the product being made right next to the market where it will be sold these are all obvious. However, COVID exposed additional benefits because there are also less concerns regarding delivery and supply chain. Therefore, in addition to being closer for delivery and logistics, in the event of another COVID type event, or any issue affecting worldwide shipping and transport, there will be less of a chance of a disruption in the product flow.

For these reasons, nearshoring has become an attractive option, especially when being combined with the affordable and experienced Mexican workforce, as well as the large U.S. market.

Disclaimer: Hone Maxwell LLP articles and blogs are not intended as legal advice. Additional facts, facts specific to your situation or future developments may affect subjects contained herein. Seek the advice of an attorney before acting or relying upon any information herein.

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