Outsource your Strategic Sourcing (SS) and tactical Supply Chain Management (SCM) functions to the Asia-based professionals at PassageMaker. Read more
Assembly, inspection and custom packaging at PassageMaker's ISO-compliant assembly center in China. Read more
Want a dedicated production line in China, but don’t want the headaches of operating a facility on the other side of the globe? Put “your factory” inside PassageMaker's factory! Read more
Who is looking after your tool and dies in China? Is your IP protected? Tooling maintained? PassageMaker's Tool & Die Steward is the solution. Read more
In cases where the production space and staffing requirements are substantial, the client and PassageMaker may form a Joint Venture at a new facility in China. Read more
For a select group of clients, PassageMaker is willing to offer capital and/or reduced services fees in exchange for equity. Read more
Since standards are constantly updated and vary from country to country, you are at great risk to simply take your suppliers word for it. They want your order, so of course they will say “sure it is safe.” But if the product is not safe from a physical safety or regulatory compliance point of view, and God forbid, somebody gets hurt….who are the lawyers and government officials in your marketplace going to come after? An overseas supplier in China? No way, they will come after the importer of record. And that means you.More Information
While PassageMaker is honored to play a role of warehouse and inspection partner, please know that QC is but one part of our service offering.
The overview is found here: http://www.psschina.com/services-and-pricing/import-export-management/More Information
As the client’s purchasing agent on the ground in China, it’s not just factories that PassageMaker coordinates. For example, during the product development phase, we often help clients confirm which certificates are required to sell a given product in a given market. Safety certificates are especially important for importers of electronics, toys, medical equipment and such. Contact us if you need a hand.More Information
If you pay the supplier inclusive of VAT then they dance around and avoid showing you the receipts…then you know they are keeping the VAT. I’ve even seen supplier send fake receipts!
Why it’s a bad idea to amortize tooling
Setting up a WFOE (wholly foreign owned entity) is certainly possible (I own 3 of them in China) but it takes time and investment to get all the licensing in place, as you have discovered.
The headache is that you can’t use the WFOE to import/export until all details of the registration are complete.More Information
I would like to express our deepest gratitude and appreciation for the assistance provided to us by PassageMaker. We have received exemplary service! (more…)
Many consultants, trading companies and manufacturers understand in “theory” how to source in China, but PassageMaker is successfully turning theory into reality. (more…)
Throughout the PassageMaker structure, I have found nothing but the sort of people who I can trust. They have a palpable level of honesty, integrity and character! (more…)
The folks from PassageMaker made it easy for us to produce in China and I cannot tell you how fortunate I am to have met them, actions speak louder than words!! (more…)
PassageMaker is our “Feet on the Street” an interface between our US office and two Chinese manufacturers. You will have no problems with confidentiality. (more…)