Asia Quality Focus’ blog gave us lots of good information regarding new policies to look for, ethical manufacturing, sourcing risks, inspection sampling and much more.  We’ve taken the top four we found to be most useful.   Risks in Doing Business in China AQF operations team advises readers the best way to curb risk-taking in China…

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April, May, and June was a busy time for Global Sources.  In April they held a trade show in Hong Kong all the while releasing fantastic blogs.   3 choices for China factories in these changing times Dr. Mark McKay offers a look at the options Chinese factories are facing that American factories faced more…

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Asia Quality Focus presented lots of good stuff in May.  AQF answered the question, ‘do I need inspections and lab product testing?’  Later AQF stressed the importance of inspection seals placed on finished product.   AQF posed the question as to whether the seals are secure.  AQF discussed Bangladesh’s building tragedy and how it relates…

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Fiducia Management Consultants, Global Sources, AsiaBridge and Asia Quality Focus all released some fascinating content during Trade Show Season.  Fiducia discussed the RMB transitioning into a Global Currency.  GS provided insight on two completely different topics within sourcing.  AsiaBridge blogged about WFOE [Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprises].  Lastly AQF gave us an hypothetical specific checklist inspectors typically…

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After AsiaBridge’s presentation regarding the importance of bilingual contracts at the Hong Kong sourcing fair hosted by Global Sources, some clients wrote me asking more about bilingual contracts. A few clients wanted to know, “Do you really think Bilingual contracts are necessary?” I understand clients’ concerns. We’re dealing with China; if something goes wrong, many…

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Global Sources always provides the latest in all things sourcing.  Here are our favorites, from winter 2012-2013. Why is China expensive? Global Sources provided an excerpt from the article, ‘“The End of Made-in-China?” orginially from Silk Road Associates. GS summarized different scenarios causing buyers less likely to ‘buy China.’  Two in particular, China’s youth labor supply…

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In light of the recent horsemeat scandal we thought we’d take this time to go over some key points about quality assurance and the importance of proper third parties and inspections. For those who are just now joining the horsemeat discussion, here’s some quick facts: In late January it was announced that some meat products, labeled…

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