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Back Door Shipments. What To Do?

How can I be sure that my China supplier is not selling via the internet or backdoor, the products I am purchasing? I want to be sure they are selling only to me and not...

How Do I Avoid Getting Cut Out of the Supply Chain?

I am importing China Baby Diapers as finished goods and would like to hide my supplier’s identity.  If the factory becomes public information, my competition and...

VAT Smoke and Mirrors.

Some exporter in China may use a higher than actual selling price, with the attempt to have more tax drawback. Some of my vendors are also found out by local customs...

Factory email hacked. 29K USD stolen from buyer. How to avoid it happening to you.

I just received an email from an overseas buyer of Chinese products who is the victim of a common China sourcing scam.  They even did a formal factory audit and...

Who Owns the IP? Is it Safe to Buy From China?

How do I find out who actually owned the IP for a product I want to buy in China? At least 15 different “firms” claim to manufacture a product that we are...

Reports of China’s death as a sourcing destination are still highly exaggerated

The topic of “where is the next” China remains hot.   There are some recent articles in the US press claiming that manufacturing is moving back to USA due to cost...

Chinese Line Workers Expect OT.

As demand comes down from Europe and to a lesser extent the US, is the lack of overtime proving to be an issue for factory managers? It depends on the industry and size...

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