ELECTRONICS

With Electronics, lots of parts and manufacturing are in China, under their own names and many others. In some areas, we are restricted to the “best of the worst”, whereas in other areas, there is considerable movement away from China – so look around for brands moving back to Japan, or to Taiwan, Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand.

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TABLETS

Acer Mainly Taiwan, but some parts from China. LG Has relocated the manufacturing of some of its products from China. G-Pad 5 not made in China. Dell Made by China’s BYC Industrial, plans to move 30% of its Notebook production out of China (Nikkei Asian Review, 2019). HP Made by …

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Laser Printers

LASER PRINTERS

Manufacturing of laser printers is already moving from China. CHECK THE BOX. Lexmark Not made in China Epson Philippines, China Canon Sth Korea, Phillipines, Thailand, Vietnam, Taiwan and China. HP Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, China, India and Romania. Brother 17 Manufacturing sites including Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam and China Ricoh Made in …

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Inkjet Printers

INKJET PRINTERS

There is a concerted move to shift production from China to Vietnam, Thailand and the Philippines Epson Japan, Indonesia, Philippines and China Canon Sth Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Japan and China. HP US, China. Brother 17 Manufacturing sites including Malaysia, Philippines and China.

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Mobile Phones

HTC Made in Taiwan. Sony High-end phones such as Xperia 1 MkII, Xperia 5 MkII and Xperia XZ3 made in Japan. Closed its smartphone plant in Beijing in 2019 and moved production to Thailand, reportedly due to disappointing sales and rising costs. Their regional executives have been moved from Hong …

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computers

COMPUTERS

ASUS Mainly Taiwan, but some parts from China. Acer Mainly Taiwan, but some parts from China. Toshiba No longer make laptop computers; sold to Sharp. Sharp (majority owned by Foxconn, Taiwan) Moving out of appliances and into high-end devices. Considering moving computer manufacture out of China for US-bound products, because …

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Cameras

CAMERAS

Canon High-end models made in Japan. Also Malaysia, Thailand and China, but Chinese production moving back to Japan. Sony High-end models made in Japan. Others in Thailand and China. Their regional executives have been moved from Hong Kong to Singapore. Panasonic Again, high-end models made in Japan and others in …

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