How to select a lawyer when doing business in China: Part 1

Introduction to how to select a lawyer when doing business in China Are you planning to invest in China? Are you buying from China? Wanna sell to China? Regardless which group you fall into, you probably already realize that there are major differences between the...

Penalty Clauses: Do they work when sourcing from China?

In today’s blog: we’ll answer the 3 most common questions surrounding penalty clauses, offer a case study on penalties  explain one big mistake you certainly want to avoid when dealing with Chinese suppliers. Will Chinese suppliers be offended if I put a penalty...

Managing Quality When Sourcing From China: Tips & Best Practices

Can high-quality affordable goods be “Made in China”? We have all heard horror stories regarding made in China products and their quality control problems. While “Made in China” may have a bad reputation to some, there are many misconceptions about what can actually...

China Sourcing: What Are Reasonable Payment Terms?

Negotiating Payment Terms: Medium Sized Orders The following blog post is to give some tips if you find yourself negotiating reasonable payment terms for the first time with a supplier. The target audience are buyers who are purchasing between 10K USD and 100K per...

How to Do Due Diligence on Chinese Suppliers?

Often I’m asked about how to do due diligence on Chinese Suppliers and how to be sure it’s safe to do business in China. Some of the short questions I’m asked are things like: How do I know if it is it safe to do business with this supplier? Are...