If you think MSG was bad for you, try some formaldehyde-tainted Chinese cabbage during your next trip to the Mainland! Living in China, it is an almost daily occurrence to see some item in the newspaper about QC corners being cut in the drive to make more money.  A bridge collapsed yesterday because the contractor…

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Alibaba

Sorry for the long blog post, but I am passionate about helping buyers understand their options in China. While walking a trade show in China, I was handed a brochure about the inspection services offered by Alibaba.com. To the uninitiated, the marketing message on the brochure is very appealing, especially to a new-to-China buyer who…

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Quality Control, with David B. Fisher When looking for suppliers in Asia, a high percentage of the vendors that you may look at are likely middlemen, with no actual facility, connecting the buyer to the factory. Of course, it is best to avoid this situation and many clients will perform audits before ordering to ensure…

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 In my past videos, blogs and articles I am constantly encouraging readers to do a quality control inspection before the goods ship out from China. I am happy to say that more and more buyers are taking that advice and having fewer quality problems and less friction with their suppliers over quality and payments. In…

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In my past videos, blogs and articles I am constantly encouraging readers to do a quality independent control inspection before the goods ship out from China. I am happy to say that more and more buyers are taking that advice and having fewer quality problems and less friction with their suppliers over quality and payments.…

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