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10 Years: 8 things you need to know before you ship product from China

8 things you need to know before shipping product from China

China Sourcing Academy (CSA) lecturer Mike Bellamy has been blogging for a decade. CSA selected the best 100+ posts (covering 18 different sub-topics) from his various blogs for their relevance to international buyers doing business with China. Each week we pick a topic and offer the best post about that topic pulled from Mike’s 100+ posts.

In other words, we hope to bring you the best of the best from the past decade of blogs!

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Learn from my mistakes. Know these 8 things before you ship out of China

Sub topics to be covered in the series: General Sourcing, Scams, Safe Payment Practices, VAT, Exclusivity & Distributor Agreements, Contracts & Legal Issues, Intellectual Property, Supplier Validation/ Due Diligence/ RFQ, Logistics, Quality Assurance, Project Management/ Vendor Coordination/ Communications, Ethics, Middlemen/Agents/ Consultants/Trading Companies/ Brokers, Business Formation, Small Order Issues, Labor Rates, Engineering, Compliance

This week’s topic/ selected blog posts:

Logistics

Making use of 3PL Service Providers

Getting samples sent to China (air direct vs. overland via Hong Kong)

How does one actually return defective product back to China?

Think first: import duties, taxes and costs of shipping

Supplier Won’t Ship. Holding My Order Hostage

Drop Shipping From China

Can I get compensation for a missed delivery?

Where can I find out about import tax and duties?

 



Mike Bellamy

Advisory Board Member & Featured Blogger at the not-for-profit China Sourcing Information Center (www.ChinaSourcingInfo.org). Author of “The Essential Reference Guide to China Sourcing” and founder of PassageMaker Sourcing Solutions. Mike is co-founder of CSA, the China Sourcing Academy.


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