Q2 2018 China Business & Law Update for Busy Executives Topic 1:  Buying from China. What could possibly go wrong? A lot. Let’s learn from these buyers’ mistakes as posted at www.SupplierBlackList.com. Read how this company named “I Win” really means “U Lose” when you order from them! An ounce of due diligence would have avoided this mess. Don’t make the…

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China Business & Law Update for Busy Executives 2018 Q1: Mike’s China Sourcing Update Hopefully your suppliers are doing a great job and never miss a lead time, ship defective goods or abuse your intellectual property.  But for the rest of you, you may find this first update for 2018 of interest as we will…

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Scams and tricks to look out for when sourcing In China

What are Some of the Scams and Tricks to look out for in China? China Sourcing Conference 2015 Mike shared on common scams and tricks in China. Mike also gave invaluable tips, tools and best practices to prevent such things from happening to you. The common scams in China have gained a name for themselves.…

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Scams In China

Is the online supplier being “too friendly”? Importer from Ireland writes: This may seem like a trivial/silly question but I’m trying to source a supplier in China via Alibaba and I’m often surprised by the number of vendors addressing me as ‘friend’. I’m not sure if this is common practice in China and harmless or…

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Brandname Scam In China

I don’t have enough fingers and toes to count how many times I have been contacted by buyers who think they can buy famous brands like Apple iPhones and iPads direct from China only to fall into a scam. Everybody knows that most of these Apple products are made in China, but what people fail to realize is that due to the tax system in China, the price of the products at wholesale and retail or higher than the pricing you would find back home if you live in North America or Europe.

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OCTOBER 2014   Sourcing Newsletter   In this month’s newsletter we take an insider’s look at how to get support drafting Purchase Orders + Advanced Sourcing Tutorials now have their own YouTube channel. Do you know where your underwear came from? You can learn a lot about the import-export business by tracing their journey from cotton…

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