Thank you for stopping by the China Sourcing Information Center!


My name is David Bruns, and I am the Executive Director of the non-profit organization the China Sourcing Information Center (CSIC).  I’d like to welcome you and thank you for stopping by our website today!

For those of you who are just finding us for the first time- Welcome!  We here at the CSIC created this non-profit organization to help buyers like you do business in China.  All of us here in China started off just like you struggling to get productions going (who still doesn’t deal with this problem?!?) all the while slowly but steadily gaining the experience needed to work in China and work here successfully.  But unlike in years prior, we here at CSIC are actively seeking to help all those in the sourcing community by launching our website and our publication- the “China Sourcer”

The “China Sourcer” is the CSIC’s monthly e-magazine written by buyers for buyers like you.  We actively seek to provide the best practices of those who have years of experience doing business in China.  By putting these best practices here on our site and in our magazine, we hope to help those just starting their business in China have a more successful chance in China than had they done things on their own.

Our magazine the “China Sourcer” was first launched in September with a lot of promise and positive feedback.  I’m proud to say that as we’re just about to launch our 4th issue, our little magazine, each successive issue continues to improve upon the last one.  We certainly hope this continues, and I’m confident it will with the buyers support network we are creating for our Non-Profit here in Shenzhen, China.

As our company matures we’ve realized that not everyone looking for sourcing information has the time available to read our magazine, but hopefully they can find a few minutes a day to read our blog.  So be on the lookout for a much more active CSIC blog.

As such I can also recommend other great blogs which you’ll find on our blog roll or you can follow my link.  First off I’d like to introduce you to the blog of David Dayton of Silk Road International.  David volunteers as the Editor at Large of the “China Sourcer” and as such has worked with me to continuously make each issue of our magazine better and better.  Voted one of the top 10 business blogs, David manages the blog of Silk Road International which you can read here.  If you’re sourcing in China, and you want a great head start on general business practices, check out this blog, as it’s a top 10 blog for a reason!

Three other blogs that are highly worth reading on a continuous basis:   Dan Harris writes for the highly informative China Law Blog.  In fact a great piece was posted by him recently on forming Chinese companies.  A great read which can be found here.

Whit Kelly of PassageMaker Sourcing Solutions, has a great blog on general business discussions which can be read here.

Finally one of the big items that the CSIC will always stress for new buyers is quality.  QUALITY QUALITY QUALITY.  Anything you do in China, needs to be based on quality. It’s important.  For business related matters with quality check out our endorsed service provider Asia Quality Focus.

If you just want to read a great blog on Quality issues, check out Renaud Anjoran’s quality control blog which can be viewed here.

These blogs along with ours of course will get those who are curious about dipping their toes into China headed on the right track.  As always though, do think about your plans and know there are resources out there to help you be successful.  Again thanks for stopping by our website and blog.  Click here to view our December issue of the “China Sourcer”.

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