Here is an insider’s look at important issues relating to quality control and auditing in Asia. The inspection agency Asia Quality Focus (AQF) has a blog called the “quality control blog” which is written by their team to share experience and know-how about quality assurance and how to source safely in Asia. I have the…

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Compliance is one of the biggest challenges facing foreign companies operating in China. While there is a law/policy/regulation/suggested standard promulgated by Beijing for almost every aspect of doing business, for the typical Western owned company operating in China, the problem is two-fold: Interpretation and enforcement of the law varies greatly not only from province to…

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Quoted FOB and EXW by the Chinese supplier.  Who pays the VAT in these circumstances? Who can apply for the refund? Marisa in S. Florida writes in to explain her situation and ask her VAT questions: Hi Mike, I have your book and also have heard you speak at the seminars in Miami and Hong…

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Best of AQF’s Quality Control Blog for May and June 2014 The Quality Control Blog is written by the Asia Quality Focus (AQF) team to share its experience and know-how about quality assurance and how to source safely in Asia. The Quality Control Blog does an excellent job of giving an insider’s look at important issues…

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