New tariffs, reporting and compliance requirements are just some of the new challenges that add into an already long list of supply chain hurdles. For example, the EU and China restrict the usage of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE). In the U.S., California Proposition 65 demands businesses to provide transparency into potential exposure risks of certain chemicals.

In this article, we explore the major challenges that both manufacturers and distributors are grappling with right now; show how these obstacles are impacting their profitability and sustainability in the industry and reveal the best practices that companies can follow in order to successfully navigate increasingly complex, worldwide supply chains.


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