Favorable Pricing Returns for Global Package’s Elegant Light Bottles January 20, 2021
Napa, CA January 20, 2021 – After the US International Trade Commission (USITC) determined on October 20, 2020 that the US industry “is not materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of imports of glass containers from China” last year’s antidumping duty has now been lifted, which will result in a return to lower prices on China imports.
“This is very welcome news,” says Erica Harrop, Founder and CEO of Global Package LLC. “We have all endured higher prices for these bottles since the start of the investigation last year, making our already financially stressed industry more so. Everyone, producers and customers, will benefit from this.”
Since 2009, Global Package has developed strong alliances with glass factories in China to help design and provide a line of European-style bottles—its Elegant Light™ line—in more sustainable, environmentally friendly, and lighter weights, and at affordable pricing. Introduced back in 2008, the Elegant Light™ bottles are always in stock and include nine shapes that are distinctive for their larger, straight-line necks and voluptuous curves. Included in the line is the newest Bordelais Fiona Carrée bottle, which has the look of a heavier reserve bottle at a non-reserve price. It features an elegantly tapered body, deep punt, and larger neck for bottling-line ease and speed. Other Elegant Light™ bottles include other European-style, lighter weight 750ml and 1.5L Bordelaise and Burgundy bottles.
Harrop regularly inspects the China glass factories from which she orders to ensure US-required quality standards are being precisely implemented. “My in-person relationship with these suppliers is critical to building my decades-long trust between us,” she says. Harrop has worked for years inside a glass factory environment, which has given her a respect for the issues and limitations of manufacturing, and also the ability to communicate with owners and workers in a constructive way.
Her Chinese factory inspections include tracking ISO quality controls, from selection of raw materials through all production processes, including automated production lines and the design of molds, as well as warehousing of the finished product and shipping procedures. She also works directly with product development personnel at the factories to ensure customized products meet customers’ and US quality conformance requirements.
Within these stringent quality demands, Global Package’s alliances with both European and Chinese factories also focus on production efficiencies, which allows the company to control costs and pass on savings to customers.
“I’m extremely pleased this antidumping duty has been terminated,” says Harrop. “Last year was a tough year on so many fronts, it’ll be great to start this new year off on better tariff-free footing.”
Global Package (www.globalpackage.net) is located in Napa Valley; it has an experienced team for creating the best bottles sourced from worldwide factories. It also provides custom shippers, glass decoration, pewter labels, and closures for the wine, spirits, and food industries. When it comes to providing custom and specialty bottles and packaging, the firm leads the way in finding solutions to provide a comprehensive and attractive outcome that sets a brand apart. Contact: 2793 Napa Valley Corporate Drive, Napa, CA 94558, and 707-224-5670.