10 Years: 8 things you need to know before you ship product from China

8 things you need to know before shipping product from China

China Sourcing Academy (CSA) lecturer Mike Bellamy has been blogging for a decade. CSA selected the best 100+ posts (covering 18 different sub-topics) from his various blogs for their relevance to international buyers doing business with China. Each week we pick a topic and offer the best post about that topic pulled from Mike’s 100+ posts.

In other words, we hope to bring you the best of the best from the past decade of blogs!


Learn from my mistakes. Know these 8 things before you ship out of China

Sub topics to be covered in the series: General Sourcing, Scams, Safe Payment Practices, VAT, Exclusivity & Distributor Agreements, Contracts & Legal Issues, Intellectual Property, Supplier Validation/ Due Diligence/ RFQ, Logistics, Quality Assurance, Project Management/ Vendor Coordination/ Communications, Ethics, Middlemen/Agents/ Consultants/Trading Companies/ Brokers, Business Formation, Small Order Issues, Labor Rates, Engineering, Compliance

This week’s topic/ selected blog posts:


Making use of 3PL Service Providers

Getting samples sent to China (air direct vs. overland via Hong Kong)

How does one actually return defective product back to China?

Think first: import duties, taxes and costs of shipping

Supplier Won’t Ship. Holding My Order Hostage

Drop Shipping From China

Can I get compensation for a missed delivery?

Where can I find out about import tax and duties?


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