Global Sources–Winter Wrap Up

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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How Do I Send Defects Back To China?

How does one return faulty watches to China?  I want to return the defects to an alternative factory who is willing to assist with the repair, not to the original supplier who walked away from their faulty goods. We have been warned with horror stories about returning watches through Chinese customs.  Is this possible and…

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My Goods Are Stuck in China Customs.

I have been exporting toys from China for 3 years. I currently have a 20′ and a 40′ allegedly being held by customs in China and our agent says they want a 13,000$ so called “fine” for them to come off the wharfs and on to a ship. I just refuse to pay. We have…

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How does one actually return defective product back to China?

How does one actually return defective product back to China?  We have a cooperative supplier, but they say even returned product (a container load) is subject to VAT and Customs duties that they cannot afford to pay for.  Is there a way to avoid these fees and have the factory repair and return the goods.…

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