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Can my China supplier’s liability insurance cover me if there is a recall in USA?


How do suppliers in China supply liability insurance to cover the buyer in case of a recall? Please advise what options are available?


Unfortunately, it is very rare for a Chinese supplier to have coverage for liability in the USA for example. I see from your website that you have various

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How not to Lose Money when Sourcing from China


Thanks for your question. You wrote:


I need help or advice on how not to lose money in buying after sending LC, to be sure the contents of the box or ship is as per agreed same and quality of products that we agreed

paying after proof of shipping doesn’t protect

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Smart phones and computers from China


Buying Computers and Smart Phones from China?

I would like to place an order to buy computers and smart phones from Chinese suppliers, many of them had sent me their price list but not a single one is willing to use an Escrow company, all of them require a payment in

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Compliance in China. Challenges of Transparency, Interpretation & Enforcement.


Compliance is one of the biggest challenges facing foreign companies operating in China.

While there is a law/policy/regulation/suggested standard promulgated by Beijing for almost every aspect of doing business, for the typical Western owned company operating in China, the problem is two-fold:

Interpretation and enforcement of the law varies greatly not only

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3rd Party Assembly and VAT planning


Quoted FOB and EXW by the Chinese supplier.  Who pays the VAT in these circumstances? Who can apply for the refund?

Marisa in S. Florida writes in to explain her situation and ask her VAT questions:

Hi Mike,

I have your book and also have heard you speak at the seminars in Miami

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Beware of this very common mistake when selecting products to buy from China


“XXX famous brand is made in China. I’ll buy them in bulk from a Chinese wholesaler or factory on the cheap and get rich!”

buying famous brands factory direct in China. TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE!


At least once per week, the CSIC is contacted by a buyer that has

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How to buy from China and consolidate freight in HK


We have warehouse in Hong Kong (HK), and we would like to buy products in bulk quantities from china mainland to store in warehouse in (HK), do we need to have import/export license in HK and do custom paper works in HK?


Hong Kong is very open and you don’t need

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