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How to source customized Micro SD in China

A buyer of medical products writes in with the following questions:

We would like to have an association with Micro SD Manufacturers (original not traders) to make our own customized Micro SD for our own purpose.

So, kindly help us to find the manufacturers of Micro SD.

Hope you can help us in

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March 2015 Newsletter: More bad suppliers outed – How to save 8%- Who shouldn’t buy overseas – Selling to China advice.

March 2015 Newsletter

More bad suppliers outed – RMB – How to save 8%.
Who shouldn’t buy overseas – Selling to China advice.

Newsletter provided compliments of
Mike Bellamy – Based in Asia since 1993

Author of “The Essential Reference Guide to China Sourcing” (also available on Amazon).

Buying and selling in China

Going China-factory-direct is

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Learn how an elite group of RMB trading hubs can save you 8% on your China sourcing.

In our blog post “Pay suppliers in RMB and save big” we explained how Chinese suppliers commonly build a “buffer” into dollar-denominated contracts to guard against exchange rate risk.

This buffer is around 8% in some cases. That’s a lot of money.

It’s up to the buyer to negotiate safe terms

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Paying Chinese suppliers with PayPal

Hi, I have read most of your forums and advise. But as a first time buyer am still confused about the payments. cause all the suppliers I chat with online sound the same. They all agree on PayPal but what I want to know is; How safe it is and

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DON’T buy from China if you fit this description

Buying direct from China is not for everybody. This Q&A helps manage expectations.


If you fit the description of this buyer, you shouldn’t buy in China now!

Portia in South Africa writes in with the following question:

Hi Mike,

I am new in to buying goods/importing from China. I

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Why suppliers intentionally ship defective products?

Excerpts from my interview with Thomson Reuters covering the impact of the economic slowdown, rising costs & payment issues when China sourcing.

suppliers ship defects to lock in future orders from international buyers

Why some suppliers ship defects on purpose

Let’s say you don’t have an independent quality gate in place. Here

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Poor quality, Counterfeits, Bribery, Ethics…how bad is it really in China?

Poor quality, Counterfeits, Bribery, Ethics…how bad is it really in China?

In the big picture, I think the situation is improving. Factories are getting better at communications and quality control. The Chinese courts are more serious about enforcing intellectual property rights (even if those rights belong to non-Chinese.) And the central

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