I have two suggestions.
1. For an affordable to straight forward credit report, I would like to introduce Louise of www.Glo-bis.com as her US based firm provided these types of reports on PRC companies for a few 100 USD.
2. If you would like to conduct a more comprehensive due diligence into the reputation, legitimacy and business activities of the Chinese exporter, consider talking to Kevyn at China-based www.CBIconsulting.com.cn. For a few 1000 USD they will go undercover and check out Asian firms.
So the combination of Glo-Bis and CBI can give you a comprehensive look at your exporter from the inside and out.
Let me know how things work out for you.
Question answered by Mike Bellamy, host of “Ask the Experts” at the China Sourcing Information Center.
Mike Bellamy is an Advisory Board Member & Featured Blogger at the not-for-profit China Sourcing Information Center (www.ChinaSourcingInfo.org). He is also the author of, “The Essential Reference Guide to China Sourcing” (chinasourcinginfo.org/book) and founder of PassageMaker Sourcing Solutions (www.PSSchina.com )