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Great China sourcing content worth reading from December 2012

Great China sourcing content worth reading

Here is a list of the most popular pieces of content from the China Sourcing Information Center. Much of the content below was created by PassageMaker staff who volunteer at the CSIC.

 

“ask the experts”

 

VAT Smoke and Mirrors.

 

My Goods Are Stuck in China Customs.

 

Who Owns the IP? Is it Safe to Buy From China?

 

Selling to China. Negotiations and VAT.

 

Chinese Line Workers Expect OT.

 

Tools to Confirm Legitimacy of Supplier

 

How Can We Get the Credit Report of a Chinese Exporter?

 

Can a small buyer get 90 day credit?

 

“Is a Trading Company the Same as an Import Export Company?”

 

Is This Supplier Still in Business?

 

Mike’s China Sourcing Blog

 

Factory email hacked. 29K USD stolen from buyer. How to avoid it happening to you.

 

Reports of China’s death as a sourcing destination are still highly exaggerated

 

CSIC team in Johannesburg to help buyers

 

Who gets the VAT rebate?

 

S. Asian Factory Fire’s impact on Sourcing

 

Articles

China Sourcing to Middle Eastern Countries

Great China sourcing content worth reading from November 2012

Great China sourcing content worth reading

Here is a list of the most popular pieces of content from the China Sourcing Information Center. Much of the content below was created by PassageMaker staff who volunteer at the CSIC.

“ask the experts”

Shipping Cost Responsibility and Sampling Fees.

PayPal? How to Protect Myself as a Buyer?

Yet Another Victim of Small Order Scams

I Want to Represent Chinese Factories in my Home Market

Setting Up a JV with Partners That Can’t Communicate. (Bad Idea!)

Mike’s China Sourcing Blog

China city on the verge of bankruptcy. – Good or bad news?

Articles

The World’s Biggest Electronics Event

Great China sourcing content worth reading from October 2012

Great China sourcing content worth reading

Here is a list of the most popular pieces of content from the China Sourcing Information Center. Much of the content below was created by PassageMaker staff who volunteer at the CSIC.

“ask the experts”

I Want to Represent Chinese Factories in my Home Market

Setting Up a JV with Partners That Can’t Communicate. (Bad Idea!)

Mike’s China Sourcing Blog

China Sourcing Trends: The Big Picture 2010-2013

How much have margins come down in the past ten years?

Selling to China. Push vs. Pull strategies

Next (safe) step for your idea on a napkin

Great China sourcing content worth reading from September 2012

Great China sourcing content worth reading

Here is a list of the most popular pieces of content from the China Sourcing Information Center. Much of the content below was created by PassageMaker staff who volunteer at the CSIC.

“ask the experts”

Negotiation of Sample Price vs. Production Price

Am I Dealing with a Real Supplier?

Is the payment of t/t after a copy of the bill of lading has been provided safe?

Supplier stole 42500 USD from me. What to do?

Book reviews

Book Review: The essential reference guide to China sourcing

General Blog

International Trade and Customs Q & A with Jennifer Diaz of Becker & Poliacoff (Part 2)

International Trade and Customs Q & A with Jennifer Diaz of Becker & Poliacoff (Part 1)

Mike’s China Sourcing Blog

Vendor Code of Conduct (part 5 of 5)

Vendor Code of Conduct (part 4)

Vendor Code of Conduct (part 3)

Vendor Code of Conduct (part 2)

Vendor Code of Conduct (part 1)

Sophie’s China Law Blog

The Effect of Acceptance ….With A Dash of MATERIAL CHANGE…

A Good Practice…Summarize the Conversation.

What If This Happened To You? Evaluating Liability at the Nth degree.

Contracts or Relationships? A Concoction of West and East May Be Best

What to expect from the courts when things go bad

Great China sourcing content worth reading from August 2012

Great China sourcing content worth reading

Here is a list of the most popular pieces of content from the China Sourcing Information Center. Much of the content below was created by PassageMaker staff who volunteer at the CSIC.

“ask the experts”

Target audience of the reference guide to China sourcing

I Want Famous Brand Products Under My Name

How to find a supplier: DIY vs Outsource

CE Markings and Duties for UK imports

I’m Just Getting Started. Tips for China?

Mike’s China Sourcing Blog

Case study: how some factories are surviving the storm

the truth about project management in China

Burberry vs Buebelly

McDonalds vs KFC vs MFC

How did scissors get inside this soft toy?!!!

Sophie’s China Law Blog

How to close up shop in the PRC

A synopsis of the tax system in the PRC (part 6 of 6)

A synopsis of the tax system in the PRC (part 5)

A synopsis of the tax system in the PRC (part 4)

Great China sourcing content worth reading from July 2012

Great China sourcing content worth reading

Here is a list of the most popular pieces of content from the China Sourcing Information Center. Much of the content below was created by PassageMaker staff who volunteer at the CSIC.

 

“ask the experts”

How to Protect Yourself from this China Sourcing Scam Epidemic.

How to Confirm Compliance to US Standards

They Didn’t Ship My Order

5 Good Questions Buyers Should Be Asking

Dilemma of a Start-Up Buyer

Verify the Agent

ABC = Another Bad Container

Verify the Factory

Outsourcing the Sourcing

How to Ask For a Better Price From an Existing Supplier

Payment Terms and Safe Sourcing

Factory
Didn’t Ship the Right Amount, Now They Won’t Reply.

Who is to Blame? Buyer, Seller, Shipper?A

“general articles”

Check out Mike Bellamy in the Financial Times

Highlights from the Asia Quality Focus Blog

Piggy Back on the Brands You Love (and your competition!) to Find Great Suppliers

“videos of the month”

How to Source from China (Part 5)

How to Source from China (Part 4)

How to Source from China (Part 3)

How to Source from China (Part 2)

How to Source from China (Part 1)

“White Paper of the month”

(not posted this month)

Mike’s China Sourcing Blog

Buying at wholesale level in China

Lack of Rules, Lack of Ethics. Up to you to do the QC in China!

More Free Resources For Buyers (virtual trade shows)

Sophie’s China Law Blog

A synopsis of the tax system in the PRC (part 3)

A synopsis of the tax system in the PRC (part 2)

A Synopsis of the Tax System in the PRC (part 1)

China Business Operations: information that you need to know. (Part 3 of 3)

China Business Operations: information that you need to know. (Part 2)

Great China sourcing content worth reading from June 2012

Great China sourcing content worth reading

Here is a list of the most popular pieces of content from the China Sourcing Information Center. Much of the content below was created by PassageMaker staff who volunteer at the CSIC.

 

Best of CSIC 5.22.2012 to 6.22.2012

1. “ask the experts”

Poor Quality Goods Already Delivered. What to do?

Dilemma of a start-up buyer

Contact for English Speaking Chinese Lawyer

Why some buyers get good quality and others don’t

Bought phone, missing IMEI number…was I scammed?

Importing luxury cars from China

My Supplier Did Me Wrong

Finding Chinese Investors

Small Buyer Beware

How am I to understand if the supplier is reliable or not?

2. “general articles”

Piggy Back on the Brands You Love (and your competition!) to Find Great Suppliers

Asia Sourcing: Future Trends & Models

3. “videos of the month”

Common Mistake #3: Failure to audit the factory/ Falling for the golden sample (Updated for 2012)

Common Mistake #8: Arm’s Length Buying (Updated for 2012)

Bonus Footage: Q&A session from the “10 Common Mistakes” April 2012 seminar

Buying from China: What New Buyers Need to Know

4. “White Paper of the month”

(not posted this month)

5. Mike’s China Sourcing Blog

Summer Blackouts: How you and your factory can get ready

Due Diligence and Verification

Not in my bed room!

Insider’s look at Alibaba Inspection Services

Why set up a HK buying office?

6. Sophie’s China Law Blog

China Business Operations: information that you need to know. (Part 1)

How to set up a New Business?

How to choose the China business’ structure? (Part 4 of 4)

How to choose the China business’ structure? (Part 3)

Great China sourcing content worth reading from May 2012

Great China sourcing content worth reading

Here is a list of the most popular pieces of content from the China Sourcing Information Center. Much of the content below was created by PassageMaker staff who volunteer at the CSIC.

 

Best of CSIC 4.24.2012 to 5.21.2012

“ask the experts”

Tips for Selecting a 3rd Party Service Provider

Learning materials to help get ready for China sourcing

One Stop Shops vs. Industry Specialists

Problems with unauthorized gray channel imports

What is the normal practice for requesting samples from manufacturers in China?

Clarifying the VAT impact

What needs to be marked “Made in China”?

“general articles”

Subcontracting by suppliers: Buyer beware!

Made-in-China: Quality and cultural divergences

“videos of the month”

10 Common Mistakes – Q&A

Common Mistake #10: ‘Not knowing which functions to outsource and which ones to keep in house’

“White Paper of the month”

The Facts about Production Costs in China

Mike’s China Sourcing Blog

trade friction: now even the kitchen sink affected

RMB’s exchange rate more flexible. Your risk just doubled. What to do?

Sourcing expert gets the smack down from a QC expert

More free resources: business guide to China’s provinces

Sophie’s China Law Blog

How to choose the China business’ structure?

Chinese-Foreign Lawsuits on the rise in China

China sourcing: Best of CSIC for April 2012

Great China sourcing content worth reading

PassageMaker is a proud sponsor of the not-for-profit China Sourcing Information Center. The CSIC in conjunction with PassageMaker offers a range of free educations resources to international buyers. Here are links to the “best of” CSIC content for this month. Enjoy!

ask the experts Q&A

What needs to be marked “Made in China”?

DIY or outsource your sourcing?

Molds and Tooling Costs

The Chinese Spring Festival and Shipping/Processing from China

Statistics on sales volumes for USA brands

Breakdown of subcontracting cost

Doing due diligence and background investigations.

How should I record and manage factory conditions?

The seller wants 100% up front. What should I do?

What’s the securest payment method, and who can I trust

Quote of the month

“If you aren’t explicit about what you want, you will get exactly what you didn’t ask for. And without a signed, formal Purchase Order you have next to no legal recourse in China should something go wrong.” – Mike Bellamy, Author of “The essential reference guide to China sourcing” on the subject of QC and PO’s.

Videos of the month

Common Mistake #9: ‘Registering your intellectual property after you have been knocked off’

Common Mistake #8: ‘Arm’s length buying’

Common Mistake #7: ‘Leaky contracts’

Common Mistake #6: ‘Payments not liked to performance’

Common Mistake #5: ‘Who’s the project manager?’

Common Mistake #4: ‘Failure to conduct due diligence and verify key information’

Learn how Global Sources can help you source

Common Mistake #3: ‘Failure to audit the factory/ Falling for the golden sample’

Mike’s China Sourcing Blog

Exclusive look at data from one of the largest Chinese supplier surveys ever conducted

My friend Kevyn, the Magnum PI of China sourcing

Is there hope for IPR in China?

Pay suppliers in RMB and save big