Commodity Chain

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      Commodity chains of production sharingrefers to what is known as post fordist production.This is where the production of a single goodis spread over a number of different countriesrather than being the produce of one nation.An example that was used by the Chinese governmentin responding to American criticismsabout the size of the Chinese trade surplus was Barbie Dolls.

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      Barbies are owned by Mattel Corporation in the UnitedStates and subcontract to companyin Taiwan that then imports plasticsfrom one place, hair from somewhere else,ships it into Hong Kong, on into China where it's put togetherand then re-exported back to the final market.

Commodity Chain

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The term "commodity chains" refers to spreading the production of a single good over several different countries rather than one nation.

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Commodity Chain

The term "commodity chains" refers to spreading the production of a single good over several different countries rather than one nation.

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