7 items you probably forgot to put in your contract with the factory.

In your blog post “how to set up contracts with factories and service providers” you said: “Many buyers don’t ask about the contract and simply place a PO. Most PO’s don’t address issues like non-conformance, delivery issues, quality standards, confidentiality…and such.” I have ordered custom products and I want to own the tooling.  I’m concerned…

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Purchase Orders or Purchase Contracts?

AsiaBridge’s blog recently wrote at length the exact difference between purchase orders and purchase contracts.  What’s really the difference?  The difference is specifics.  Contracts tend to be more specific than a purchase order.  Purchase contracts you can constantly re-use, especially when it’s already bilingual, only thing to be careful of is the specifics you request…

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Best of March’s Asia Quality Focus Blog

AQF kickstarted March stressing the importance of the ‘three I’s.’ Later AQF added to that idea the importance of monitoring quality control inspectors. AQF also discussed acceptable quality limit (AQL) inspections and how to find relevant information. Lastly, AQF provided a list describing what should be under signature in a purchase order (PO). Quality Control’s…

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Tips from a Chinese lawyer about contracts and PO’s

Purchase Order vs Contact. What language?   I noticed that sometimes the buyers just sign a simple English language PO instead of using a written contract.  It’s very risky. I strongly recommend that a bilingual contract be signed before any PO is placed and in the contract make the responsibilities, rights and remedy for breach…

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