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

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)

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)

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)

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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Why Register a Trademark in China?

Chibridge recently posted what the buyer will receive if they register his or her trademark in China.  Also if you didn’t already know, China is a first to register IP system, this is one reason it’s best to always register your trademark before embarking on any sourcing endeavor.  Chibridge addresses

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Top 4 questions asked of the CSIC in 2013

As the year comes to an end, I thought it a good time to share with our readers the 4 most commonly asked questions from the 2013 CSIC mail bag. 

How do I confirm the seller is legitimate?

How do I avoid scams?

I think I

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Hong Kong’s Virtual Scammers


Chibridge’s blog team recently published a blog about sending money to Hong Kong accounts.  Many buyers seem to be getting scammed by sending money to an account in HK but the goods are being produced in China.  This right here, Chibridge tells us is a red flag.  Many people automatically

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