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Importing from China to the United States: A complete guide
03 May 2016 13:27

By Fredrik GrönkvistAbout to import products from China to the United States? Then keep reading! In this guide, we explain what US based businesses must know, before buying consumer goods from t [ ... ]

How to attend a trade show like a pro
02 May 2016 14:13

By Gary HuangWe are officially in the middle of trade show season. Whether you are attending the Canton Fair or smaller regional trade shows, here is how to attend a trade show like a pro to find  [ ... ]

Getting production photos from your supplier
03 May 2016 08:49

By Jacob YountChina sourcing and manufacturing, has anyone ever had problems getting good production photos from their supplier?  Yeah, me too….

Having troubles shipping batteries by plane? Here is why
02 May 2016 07:36

By Renaud Anjoran Several of our clients have increasing troubles shipping batteries alone (that is, not as part of a whole product such as a laptop). The magazine uality Progress published an int [ ... ]

China Competitiveness

10 industries China favors
02 Sep 2015 10:46

by Dan Harris  China’s ten favorite industries You probably think it a bit strange for me to be writing at all optimistically about China’s economy today and I get that. But as someone who [ ... ]

Understanding China IP

Are your China trademarks dirty?
11 Jan 2016 15:49

by Dan Harris  Read an interesting Linkedin post today, entitled, s your business have ‘dirty’ IP? post is by an Intellectual Property (IP) and branding specialist and it emphasizes th [ ... ]

Managing China Product Quality

How to attend a trade show like a pro
02 May 2016 14:13

By Gary HuangWe are officially in the middle of trade show season. Whether you are attending the Canton Fair or smaller regional trade shows, here is how to attend a trade show like a pro to find  [ ... ]

China Cultural Considerations

The Chinese New Year and its impact on your business
14 Mar 2016 09:35

By Manuel Becvar So what is all this Chinese New Year delays and why are your factories telling you their staff hasn’t come back and they can’t make samples yet or production will be delayed?

Evaluating Suppliers

Establishing a potential China supplier’s interest
27 Apr 2016 10:11

By Jacob YountA misconception seems to be that if the supplier is operative, has a website, a B2B page, then by default they must be interested in all inquiries. Learning to gauge a potential Chin [ ... ]

Negotiating with China Suppliers

Understanding MOQ — The supplier’s perspective
25 Apr 2016 06:28

At the recently concluded lobal Sources Electronics show, suppliers offered their take on MOQ. “Everything is negotiable” was mentioned several times, indicating where their point of view start [ ... ]

Outsourcing

Importing from China to the United States: A complete guide
03 May 2016 13:27

By Fredrik GrönkvistAbout to import products from China to the United States? Then keep reading! In this guide, we explain what US based businesses must know, before buying consumer goods from t [ ... ]

Paying Suppliers

How to conquer China payment scams
28 Apr 2016 07:15

By Dan HarrisOur China lawyers are getting a new wave of American (and one European) companies contacting us about having fallen victim to what we call the China bank switch scam. The amounts lost [ ... ]

Managing Supplier Relationships

3 tips for stronger supplier relationships
15 Apr 2016 08:48

By Sunny WongDo you feel like you’re never on the same wavelength with your suppliers? Do you feel like you’re always rushing to meet customer deadlines or working damage control to resolve is [ ... ]

Hacking a Chinese trade fair as a buyer (pre-show)

By Gary Huang

Every year as the seasons change as we enter spring and fall – do you know what that means?  Besides better weather, it’s trade show season! Just as there’s “more than one way to skin a cat” there’s more than one way to find a Chinese supplier.

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