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 Dan Harris There are all sorts of things you should be doing to increase your odds of securing good product from your Chinese manufacturer. When I speak on what it takes to successfully source pr [ ... ]
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 Adam Gilbourne . Have you made my EXACT product before? What product is your factory best at producing? If a factory has made your product before, or something similar they are much less likely [ ... ]
by Andrew Hupert Will weaker Chinese growth strengthen your negotiating position? The Chinese economy has been slowing for the last few quarters, and whether it is a controlled application of burea [ ... ]
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
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 shortage of options when it comes to finding the right products for your business. However, with every opportunity there is always an element of risk and China is no exception. Much of the risk can be managed and here we will outline some of the most common mistakes that people make when sourcing products, so that you can avoid making them.