Learn How one Scammer Made Off with a Ton of Money + Tips for Effective PO’s + Why the Supplier won’t Accept the L/C

OCTOBER 2014   Sourcing Newsletter


In this month’s newsletter we take an insider’s look at how to get support drafting Purchase Orders + Advanced Sourcing Tutorials now have their own YouTube channel. Do you know where your underwear came from? You can learn a lot about the import-export business by tracing their journey from cotton field to factory to consumer! Full article linked below. As always, we conclude the newsletter with an update on the latest scams targeting international buyers. Learn how one scammer made off with over a million USD.
Wishing you safe sourcing! Mike Bellamy – Based in Asia since 1993


Volunteer at the not-for-profit China Sourcing Information Center .Author of “The Essential Reference Guide to China Sourcing” (now also available on Amazon).

Founder, Owner & Retired CEO of PassageMaker Sourcing Solutions.


Resources for Large & Professional Buyers


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Issues Facing New or Small Buyers


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Legal Issues


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