by Renaud Anjoran One of the very clear trends over the past 15 years in China has been the migration of exporting factories from the Pearl River Delta to the whole coast, and then (to a much lesser [ ... ]
by Dan Harris When Christmas is approaching, China counterfeiting goes into overdrive, and this year has been no different. The real trick to reduce counterfeiting is to do the things earlier in the [ ... ]
by Asia Quality Focus team During an inspection, a battery of on-site tests are performed in order to check the conformity, functionality and usability of a product. Some tests are more or less re [ ... ]
by John Niggl Have you ever been in the position of a guest who tries graciously to refuse a lavish gift or over-generous act of kindness from a host? How about the sometimes awkward task of declini [ ... ]
by Renaud Anjoran Maybe you are looking for a new Chinese factory and you are not sure how to find a good one. You’d like to get inspiration from those companies that have THE BEST supplier scr [ ... ]
by Adam Gilbourne Doing business with associates in other countries can be challenging at the best of times. Many experts tout obvious words of advice such as carrying plenty of business cards and w [ ... ]
by Adam Gilbourne China presents an excellent opportunity when it comes to sourcing products. The sheer scale of manufacturing and the huge variety of products and suppliers means there is no shorta [ ... ]
by Mike Bellamy How do suppliers in China supply liability insurance to cover the buyer in case of a recall? Please advise what options are available? Unfortunately, it is very rare for a Chinese s [ ... ]
by Jacob Yount Importers tend to hold their supplier to a standard, which, after 13 years in the business, I’m pretty positive the supplier doesn’t know they agreed to.
by Mike Bellamy While there is a law/policy/regulation/suggested standard promulgated by Beijing for almost every aspect of doing business, for the typical Western owned company operating in China, [ ... ]
by Adam Gilbourne
Doing business with associates in other countries can be challenging at the best of times. Many experts tout obvious words of advice such as carrying plenty of business cards and wearing a conservative suit. But more tailored advice is needed when working in a place with a completely different business culture. China, in particular, has become such a large trading partner to many western countries and if working there, it’s important to gain an understanding of how they do business. Using this understanding when negotiating can help you achieve the outcomes you’re looking for.