3 Tips for the RFQ that Saved me a Lot of Money

3 Tips For The RFQ That Saved Me A Lot Of Money

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 pick a topic and offer the best post about that topic pulled from Mike’s 100+ posts.

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Top Content: Blogs and Videos: Sourcing, QC, Legal and SCM

Best of CSIC network 11.4.2014 to 12.1.2014 Top Blog Posts of the Month related to Sourcing, QC, Legal and Supply Chain Management Editor’s Picks from Sourcing & Supply Chain Management Blog Posts Video: How to Register, Protect, Monitor & Enforce Intellectual Property (IP) Rights in China Video: Contracts & Payments: 10 Lessons learned the hard…

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How to buy from China and consolidate freight in HK

How to buy from China and consolidate freight in HK

We have warehouse in Hong Kong (HK), and we would like to buy products in bulk quantities from china mainland to store in warehouse in (HK), do we need to have import/export license in HK and do custom paper works in HK?   Hong Kong is very open and you don’t need special licensing unless…

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My order is late. Who is to blame?

Normally, we allow 6 weeks to deliver to Sydney on Sea Freight from the date of “Shipped on Board” in the B/L. If it takes some times more than 2 months, who is responsible for this delay ? Can we question the manufacturer who is also the shipper using their Freight forwarder, can we ask…

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Arranging Shipping to My Inland Warehouse

Our company is considering importing a container of goods via sea through a freight forwarder. When the goods arrive at the port what is the best practice to transfer the goods from the port to our warehouse? Please note we are located in the middle of the country. Thank you Good question to ask. Too…

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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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Do I need a 3PL in China as well as in India?

Do I need a 3PL in China as well as in India? ANSWER: That depends on the incoterms of your order. For example, if you are buying DDP, then the seller will organize the logistics. If the buyer is purchasing under FOB or CIF terms, then in most cases the buyer will contract at 3rd…

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