Ho Chi Minh City could face a shortfall of 87,000 workers in first quarter of 2022 © Kevin Frayer / Stringer
Ho Chi Minh City could face a shortfall of 87,000 workers in first quarter of 2022 © Kevin Frayer / Stringer

Could a softer Chinese stance on lockdowns benefit supply chains?

2 February 2022

China has appeared to soften its stance on Covid clampdowns but labour shortages in key Vietnamese electronics facilities mean any relief for global supply chains could be short-lived.

It appears that instead of blanket lockdowns, which as SM reported were beginning to partially close ports and provoke fears of international supply chain disruption, China is now starting to adopt more targeted measures.

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