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Hong Kong’s Virtual Scammers

December 23, 2013 Uncategorized

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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Best of Fall at Global Sources [GS]

December 19, 2013 Articles

October saw lots of buyers at the Global Sources [GS] trade fair in Hong Kong and the rest of the season GS brought us up to date sourcing news and trends.  We’ve compiled the best of Fall from GS.

What China makes: 10 things the country is big on [Infographic]

GS provided

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Sourcing Fair & Conference: Melbourne 2013. Video Recording/ Resources for Buyers

December 17, 2013 Another China Blog, Blogs

CSIC Volunteers Mike Bellamy and Brian Garvin represented CSIC at the recent Australian International Sourcing Fair.  They hosted a series of conferences and panel discussions while in Melbourne.   In case you missed it, here is the link to videos from the seminar along with the handouts for the audience.


Brian at

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Purchase Orders or Purchase Contracts?

December 14, 2013 Uncategorized

Chibridge’s blog recently wrote at length the exact difference between purchase orders and purchase contracts.  What’s really the difference?  The difference is specifics.  Contracts tend to be more specific than a purchase order.  Purchase contracts you can constantly re-use, especially when it’s already bilingual, only thing to be careful of

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Best of Fall at Asia Quality Focus [AQF]

December 12, 2013 Articles, Featured

September, October, and November saw a lot of great content pumping out of Quality Control’s blog.  We’ve compiled the best.  Be sure to check them out for the best tips on inspections, audits, and smart sourcing.

Difference between audit and inspection

The AQF Quality Team illustrates the difference between an audit and

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QC: OK to be picky. But be professional.

December 10, 2013 Another China Blog, Blogs

“Excuse me- I think there’s something wrong with this in a tiny way that no one other than me would ever be able to pinpoint.”

In the cartoon the guest may very likely not be invited back to the establishment. 

If you are not professional in your inspection and assessments

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B/L (Bill of Lading) manipulation scam

December 3, 2013 Another China Blog, Blogs

I recently received the following letter from a buyer in Ireland who is being abused by her China supplier.  As this situation is far from uncommon, in order to help other buyers, I am including key parts below.

(Note: the B/L is the paperwork needed to release the goods into the

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