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When does it make sense to process Chinese VAT rebates in-house?

A European friend of mine is based on China and runs a sourcing agency. The following are excerpts from our discussion on the pros and cons of setting up in-house VAT...

How to source when there is a lack of trust and ethics

Back in 2011, I wrote the blog post

Importing From Chinese Suppliers

9 costly mistakes commonly made by small buyers

Thanks to the internet it is fairly easy for a small buyer to place an order direct to an Asia supplier. Starting an online store or small business has never been...

Top Blog Posts of the Month related to Sourcing, QC, Legal and Supply China Management

Best of CSIC network 5.8.2014 to 5.29.2014 Editor’s Picks from Sourcing & Supply China Management Blog Posts Negotiation, Contracts and Payments – The Ultimate...

If your IP is being violated, it is most likely taking place in these 9 hotbeds of illegal activity.

In China when we talk about “the Notorious BIG” we may not be referring to a dearly departed large rapper and friend of Puff Daddy. Nope, when it comes to China...

The 6 best blog posts about QC & Quality Assurance in Asia

Best of Asia Quality Focus Blog   I have the honor of serving on the board of directors for the inspection agency Asia Quality Focus. In this capacity I have gotten...

A very unique marketing message: Chinese salesman offers tips on how buyers can manage their supply chains when dealing with factories, like his, that have no project management.

Today I received an email from a Chinese salesperson named Peter Lou at a metal fabrication factory introducing his firm in hopes I would consider placing an order.  I...


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