I have a friend that has his own business and has been exporting goods from China/Taiwan on his own for a few years now.  He has recently had quality issues and it has finally gotten to the point that he can’t take sub standard product any more.  He wants to return a full 40’ container…

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Be aware that your Chinese suppliers are often operating on razor thin margins. The economic recession of the past two years has had a hard, enduring ripple effect on the entire supply chain. Political pressure from the United States to revalue the Yuan has meant that profit margins have been tortured at a time when the American consumer has cut back consumption dramatically. Demand for consumer goods in the U.S. has dropped and factory orders have suffered. Factories in Guangdong Province have shut down, freeing up labor. New recruits from the Chinese interior are not finding the jobs that unskilled labor preceding them found.

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