Why would you pay a factory an agency fee to import?

Import From China Sourcing Agents

Is it legit for the factory to request buyer pays agency fee? Mohamed in Egypt writes: I’m import artificial grass from a China company and they offer me agency for product in Egypt and declare all products will be covered. They ask for 10,000$ for agency insurance/fee. Should I pay it?   I don’t know…

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Options for support with sourcing and supply chain management

Supply Chain Management In China

Supply Chain Management in China Readers of my blog often write in to ask for introductions to sourcing agents and consultants who can help to find and manage vendors.  Here are the four options if you are looking for sourcing support. Option one: Engage a Large Sourcing Agency (www.PSSchina.com for example). They focus on medium-large…

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