Taicanada.com makes its best efforts to provide up to date information (Last May 2020) on source country manufacturing, consumers must rely on actual labels.
Website Section under construction, Verify with Sourcing Journal, brand or the Sourcing Journal. So many Canadian brands choose CCP China to manufacture, even all our best hockey equipment brands the list is exhaustive.
Original information is dated and subject to considerable ongoing updates through https://sourcingjournal.com/ that have reduced China content since America tariffs.
Taicanada.com advocates that Free Trade under Globalization are increasingly devaluing Canadian Brand products that are made in China . The sustainability of (IP) Intellectual Property and its enforcement for fashion, sports or other consumer product brands is questionable. It is Taicanada.com's position that a Canadian brand name becomes meaningless when it manufactures outside Canada and lacks any employment production in Canada, its home market for which its designs were created for and are intended to appeal. For example hockey sticks and equipment.
There should be no appeal to a Brand name that is simply based on a current fashion statement. Outsourcing to overseas factories is acceptable only for its sales outside Canada if necessary for distribution there. For the Brand, to remain relevant, unique and credible with its original customer base, those consumers upon which the brand was built should be able to purchase products with labels from its base country . The qualities in reproduction and reverse engineering cannot guarantee brand protection, especially those being made in China where both legal and copyright support is limited to guarding the logo.
Why should one support or buy a Brand that states its “designed in Italy” or “designed in France”, but made in China.
Ethical Brands should also not hide behind righteous unenforceable criteria against such human rights as child labor. The fundamental need is for Canadian employment and not sponsorship of a hostile regime like the CCP which has no international ethical education and verifiable conduct to count on. Brands carry enormous power over consumer spending but without maintaining social responsibility to its country of origin these brands are pursuing an unsustainable economic model for Canada.
The following information is general in nature , as naming Canadian Brands is best done through their head office and any manufacturing locations they may have left in Canada. Activism to make Canadian brands accountable in support of Canadian employment may be the only answer short of our leaders rolling out manufacturing incentives that decouple from China and return outsourced manufacturing to Canada.
Products that you ingest . (CCP China quality has improved, but the trust and ethical levels have not)
- Many pharmaceutical products are made in China that are or will be available from Canadian sources. Avoid medicine and herbal products from China if possible. Chinese pharmaceutical companies have supplied more than 90 percent of U.S. antibiotics, vitamin C, ibuprofen and hydrocortisone, as well as 70 percent of acetaminophen and 40 to 45 percent of heparin in recent years. Relocation and replacement of this supply chain is considered critical with India as a friendly alternative.
Some important things to replace with Non-China Sources.
- SERVING WARE & TABLEWARE – What you serve food on, eat from, and drink from, may contain lead or cadmium
- POTS & PANS – What you cook your food on – heat makes a difference
- CLOTHING/JEWELLERY/SHOES – Your skin is an organ that absorbs everything, replace your intimates at the very least
- FOOD – Don’t buy any sauces, food or products made in China, its pollution levels are uncertain (which is where food grows) & the food could be tainted with cheaper, substitute additives and unfortunately,
Products that US Buys almost exclusively from China ,
- Electric Blankets, Bought by US US - 99%, Global - 82%
- Umbrellas, Bought by US - 98% , Global - 83%
- Video Game Consoles , Bought by US - 98%, Global - 45%
- Plastic Atificial Flowers, Bought by US - 97%, Global -88%
Cooking appliances and plate warmers made of iron or steel, Bought by US - 97%, Global 67%
- Electric Toasters , Bought by US - 97%, Global - 83%
- Non-Plastic Artificial Flowers Bought by US -97%, Global - 86%
- Vacuum Flasks, Bought by US - 97%, Global - 74%
- Garden Umbrellas, Bought by US -97% , Global - 74%
- Portable Radios and Tape Recorders , Bought by US - 96^, Global - 64%
- Baby Carriages and Strollers, Bought by US - 95%, Global - 58%
Future information about specific brands to be updated in the future when Taicanada.com has the resources to engage with those brands and to determine on a scale their commitment to Canada in terms of employment, capital investment, CCP China agreements and reasons why they cannot outsource to trusted international partners that share common values on huma rights etc.