Scams and tricks to look out for when sourcing In China

What are Some of the Scams and Tricks to look out for in China? China Sourcing Conference 2015 Mike shared on common scams and tricks in China. Mike also gave invaluable tips, tools and best practices to prevent such things from happening to you. The common scams in China have gained a name for themselves.…

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Exclusivity Agreement With Chinese Suppliers

10 Years: 3  Must Read Blog Posts About Exclusivity & Distributor Agreements with Chinese Suppliers. 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…

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Brandname Scam In China

I don’t have enough fingers and toes to count how many times I have been contacted by buyers who think they can buy famous brands like Apple iPhones and iPads direct from China only to fall into a scam. Everybody knows that most of these Apple products are made in China, but what people fail to realize is that due to the tax system in China, the price of the products at wholesale and retail or higher than the pricing you would find back home if you live in North America or Europe.

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Trademark In China

AsiaBridge Law Firm recently posted what the buyer will receive if they register his or her trademark in China.  Also if you didn’t already know, China is a first to register IP system, this is one reason it’s best to always register your trademark before embarking on any sourcing endeavor.  AsiaBridge addresses what trademark registration…

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Asia Quality Focus Articles

September, October, and November saw a lot of great content pumping out of Quality Control’s blog.  We’ve compiled the best.  Be sure to check them out for the best tips on inspections, audits, and smart sourcing. Difference between audit and inspection The Asia Quality Focus Team illustrates the difference between an audit and inspection for…

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Today I want to write this short blog to correct two false assumptions made by international buyers. 1.         Social Audits are not necessary 2.         Social Audits are expensive   I have the honor of being a board member of an Asian-based inspection agency that performs factory audits and product inspections.  Early this summer the news…

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