Vendor Code of Conduct (part 3)

Per reader request, in this series of blog posts, I will provide in English a template (compliments of for the key terms and conditions that should be in a professional Vendor Code of Conduct for those who buy products in China. In the final installment of this series, I will offer some tips to improve the effectiveness of a Vendor Code of Conduct


Wages and Benefits


Vendors shall provide wages and benefits that comply with all applicable laws and regulations.


Working Hours


Vendors shall not require workers to work, including overtime, more than any maximum number of hours per week established by applicable laws and regulations.


Freedom of Association


Vendors shall respect the right of workers to associate, organize and bargain collectively in a legal and peaceful manner.





Wishing you successful China sourcing!


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Written by Mike Bellamy – author of, “The Essential Reference Guide to China Sourcing” ( and founder of PassageMaker Sourcing Solutions (



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