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Mike Bellamy
Mike Bellamy

Advisory Board Member & Featured Blogger at the not-for-profit China Sourcing Information Center ( Author of “The Essential Reference Guide to China Sourcing” and founder of PassageMaker Sourcing Solutions. Mike is co-founder of CSA, the China Sourcing Academy.

Seconds from Sourcing Disaster

In 5 words or less: Don’t be stupid. Executive Summary: Do your due diligence/audits on potential suppliers BEFORE you send money and make sure you check the quality...

“April Exports From China Hit Record”- what this headline means for the average buyer

Despite the growing frenzy in the western media predicting the demise of China as a sourcing destination (see my recent blog post entitled “Reports of China’s death...

Best Practices : paying Chinese suppliers

Useful for small to mid-sized buyers interested in managing financial risk while using fairly simple payment methods, such as Bank Transfers and even Cash, for purchases...

Avoiding Middlemen in China

What most China sourcing agents, trading companies and brokers don’t want you to know.

China Sourcing Success/Failure Factors

The single most important factor in determining the success or failure of your sourcing program will be finding the right supplier. It sounds obvious, but making...

Who should you be doing business with in China?

“Pay now or pay more later” – this should be your mantra.

What is VAT and why should I worry about it?

Value Added Tax (VAT) is one of the most confusing and most often overlooked issues when purchasing from China. Overlooking the impact of VAT on your sourcing project...


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