China Business & Law Update for Busy Executives (Winter 2019/2020) 1. Trend for 2020:  Increased chance your “good supplier” will turn bad. Learn how to protect yourself! Why now? Background: Beijing continues to aggressively pivot away from an economy based on manufacturing-for-export. How will China’s move towards a consumer-oriented economy impact its exports? In simple…

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Q1 2019 China Business & Law Update for Busy Executives Topic 1: “Outsource the Sourcing”: Tips for engaging 3rd parties to help find & manage suppliers in China. By far, the most common question I get asked is some variation of the following: “Mike, I’ve got a great idea for a product, I have even lined…

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Electronics Exhibition In China

How Knowledge of Your Suppliers’ Challenges can help Your Negotiation Strategy in China In April 2015, I had the chance to supervise interviews of over 1000 suppliers attending the Global Sources electronics and household goods trade shows in Hong Kong. The Questions focused on what is your number one challenge and how are you responding…

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China Sourcing Academy - Learn sourcing from China

As you probably already know, sourcing from China can be expensive and time consuming. Whether you are a solopreneur looking to source from China, or you manage a procurement team in charge of sourcing from China, there are so many tricks and how-to formulas that you can use to help you, to avoid the traps and to maximize your chances of on-time delivery and end user satisfaction.

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Textile Factories In China

Report on Dongguan’s Textile Industry By Neale O’Connor With reports of the textile industry moving to cheaper South East Asia and third world countries and out of China, China continues to dwarf the other top five textile exporting nations (Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Vietnam and Honduras) to the U.S. in terms of exports. As much of…

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Evaluating Prospective Suppliers In China

Exclusive to CSIC! This video covers the following: China Sourcing – Evaluating Prospective Suppliers on the Show Floor – The Do’s and Don’ts by Charles Kirmuss CSIC volunteers Charles Kirmuss and Professor Neale O’Connor were recently in Hong Kong to host a seminar on China sourcing at the Global Sources trade show in April 2014…

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