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Don’t end up looking like an Ass in the year of the Horse

January 21, 2014 Another China Blog, Blogs

Year of the Horse. 2014.

Chinese holidays can impact your supply chain and make you look bad in the eyes of your customers.With the Chinese New Year holiday rapidly approaching, I want to offer a behind the scenes look at what really happens at the factory before a major holiday

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Quality Control Agents: An insider’s look at their fee structure (part 1)

January 20, 2014 Another China Blog, Blogs

You can divide the China inspection agents into two groups: Sourcing Agents and Inspection Agents.

Sourcing Agents

Sourcing agents often do inspections and audits as part of their supply chain management service.

They will charge 3 to 15% (depending on size of order) for their service, which is inclusive of audits

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Insider’s look at legal services in China: IP Registration: Introduction (Part 2)

January 16, 2014 Another China Blog, Blogs

China is a “first to register” rather than “first to market” system.

Let’s say you have product made in China under your brand and you have registered that brand in your home country. Registration in your home market doesn’t provide coverage in China. If another party registers your IP before you

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Insider’s look at legal services in China: Introduction to the series (Part 1)

January 9, 2014 Another China Blog, Blogs

When it comes to China business law, three questions are commonly asked by international business people:

How do I protect my Intellectual Property?
What should be in the contract?
How much do lawyers charge?

This series of 17 short posts is designed to help answer those questions and more.


Types of Lawyers in China/Fee Structures/

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Free tools for due diligence (China’s courts compile first ever blacklist)

December 30, 2013 Another China Blog, Blogs

When selecting a supplier or business partner in China, it’s a wise move to do some due diligence and determine if they have been involved in any lawsuits.   The last thing you want to do is end up sending money to a company or person that has a history of

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