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Avoiding middlemen. Protecting IP

The Q&A below is with a buyer of Yoga Mats. But the discussion is applicable to just about any sourcing project in China.   Where do we find out the actual...

Why this supplier won’t accept a letter of credit?

My supplier in China insists on having payments for ordered goods as follows: 10% T/T + 90% L/C while my home bank asked me to insist on paying for ordered goods by 100%...

What payments methods and terms should I use to pay a supplier?

A reader recently wrote in to ask: “what method of payments do Chinese suppliers prefer ? “ Chinese suppliers prefer 100% in advance via bank transfer (or better...

Can my China supplier’s liability insurance cover me if there is a recall in USA?

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...

How not to Lose Money when Sourcing from China

Thanks for your question. You wrote:   I need help or advice on how not to lose money in buying after sending LC, to be sure the contents of the box or ship is as...

Smart phones and computers from China

Buying Computers and Smart Phones from China? I would like to place an order to buy computers and smart phones from Chinese suppliers, many of them had sent me their...

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