March 2015 Newsletter: More bad suppliers outed – How to save 8%- Who shouldn’t buy overseas – Selling to China advice.

March 2015 Newsletter
China Sourcing Information Center
More bad suppliers outed – RMB – How to save 8%.
Who shouldn’t buy overseas – Selling to China advice.
Mike Bellamy at Global Sourcing
Newsletter provided compliments of
Mike Bellamy – Based in Asia since 1993

Author of “The Essential Reference Guide to China Sourcing” (also available on Amazon).
Buying and selling in China
  • Going China-factory-direct is not for everyone! Don’t buy from China if you fit this description.
  • If you are buying from China, have you considered selling to China as well? You may be surprised at the tax and administrative hurdles of selling your made-in-China product to a China-based customer. Take an inside look at the process.
Don’t miss the AsiaWorld-Expo
April is trade show season in China and I’m presenting seminars on “Best Supplier Selection and Supply Chain Management Practices” at the Global Sources fair on the following location/dates:

Venue: AsiaWorld-Expo, Hong Kong

  • 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Saturday April 11
  • 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm, Saturday April 18
  • 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm, Tuesday April 28

No entrance fee but seats are limited. Email me if you would like a reservation.

Bad suppliers outed!
As usual, there is no shortage of buyers falling into scams this month. Learn from these mistakes posted at

  • Very profitable but unethical business model: this supplier gets the deposit, changes their company name and tells buyer to piss off. Repeat, Repeat, Repeat…
  • It’s not just Chinese scam artists out there, check out how this UK based scam works.

Have you been let you down? Go here to expose the scam or under-performing suppliers!

Visit our sponsors
And finally, an introduction to the sponsors whose financial contribution keeps the doors open at the not-for-profit China Sourcing Information Center, our YouTube Channel and the Seminars. Your support of these sponsors is greatly appreciated!
  • Sourcing Service Center, the planet’s most comprehensive platform of sourcing services: supply chain management, QC, legal support, dispute resolution, due diligence, engineering, company formation, logistics and much more.
  • PassageMaker Sourcing Solutions, a boutique sourcing agency helping buyers in the 2 to 20 million dollar range to find & manage suppliers, protect intellectual property, control costs & ensure quality.

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