Australian Imports China

In this blog post, we use the Q&A format to explore the unique set of challenges and opportunities that Australian importers face when importing directly from China. Australia China Sourcing: Australia buying from China The content below is based on an interview conducted by Felicity Quigley of Australia’s Fashion Equipped with China Sourcing Veteran Mike…

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Online Supplier Directories China

Why Canadian buyer is so mad at Alibaba and made-in-China.com Debora in Canada writes: Please help to refer me and my associate to legitimate suppliers for USB flash drives. We have used other suppliers before but they closed down and the last each of our company used (2 different suppliers) both scammed us. And we…

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Import From China Sourcing Agents

Is it legit for the factory to request buyer pays agency fee? Mohamed in Egypt writes: I’m import artificial grass from a China company and they offer me agency for product in Egypt and declare all products will be covered. They ask for 10,000$ for agency insurance/fee. Should I pay it?   I don’t know…

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Scams In China

Is the online supplier being “too friendly”? Importer from Ireland writes: This may seem like a trivial/silly question but I’m trying to source a supplier in China via Alibaba and I’m often surprised by the number of vendors addressing me as ‘friend’. I’m not sure if this is common practice in China and harmless or…

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