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What Requirements Do I Need to Transfer Trademark Rights in China?

What Requirements Do I Need to Transfer Trademark Rights in China?

August 5, 2020

Target Audience: Would you like to transfer your China trademark rights to a new owner?  This article will introduce the required documents and the timeline when transferring your registered trademark rights. The trademark original owner is known as the assignor,…

China Lawsuits: How to freeze assets of a Chinese Company

China Lawsuits: How to freeze assets of a Chinese Company

July 23, 2020

If you have unresolved issues with your business partner in China and are planning to file a lawsuit, you should seriously think about using the court system to freeze the assets of the target company (before they have a chance…

Parts 5 & 6: Can you make money importing PPE? How to ensure the products make it from the port to your inland destination point?

PPE Parts 5 & 6: Can you make money importing PPE? How to ensure the products make it from the nearest port to the final destination?

July 5, 2020

PPE Parts 5 & 6: Can you make money importing PPE? How to ensure the products make it from the port to your inland destination point? Insider’s Guide: How to buy PPE from China during Covid-19 pandemic. A growing number…

PPE Part 4: Can you import Chinese made PPE into your country?

PPE Part 4: Can you import Chinese made PPE into your county?

July 1, 2020

PPE Part 4:  Can you import Chinese made PPE into your country? Insider’s Guide: How to buy PPE from China during Covid-19 pandemic. A growing number of people are looking into buying PPE from China for supply as the world…

PPE Part 3: Does the Chinese seller actually have the ability to export the PPE out of China?

PPE Part 3: Does the Chinese seller actually have the ability to export the PPE out of China?

June 28, 2020

PPE Part 3: Does the Chinese seller actually have the ability to export the PPE out of China? Insider’s Guide: How to buy PPE from China during Covid-19 pandemic. A growing number of people are looking into buying PPE from…

Force Majeure clause during the Covid-19 pandemic

Question: Will China suppliers exploit the Force Majeure clause during the Covid-19 pandemic?

June 24, 2020

Note: This article was written in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic of 2020, however the topics covered are relevant for any readers wishing to understand how a Force Majeure clause works in China. Why I am worried about a…

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PPE Part 2: How to confirm supplier can actually make the PPE you want to buy.

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PPE Part 2: How to confirm if the supplier can actually make the PPE you want to buy. Insider’s Guide: How to buy PPE from China during Covid-19 pandemic. Looking into buying PPE equipment from…

PPE Part 1: The dangers of buying PPE from “your guy’s” “China guy”

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Insider’s Guide: How to buy PPE from China during Covid-19 pandemic. A growing number of people are looking into buying PPE from China for supply as the world scrambles to source equipment during the Covid-19…

Dangers of not being formal with your China supplier contracts

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Dangers of not being formal with your China supplier contracts when sourcing during the Covid-19 pandemic I received an interesting question from a reader of my blog.  I hope my answer will encourage you to…

VAT Leak in China Manufacturing: Planning for Value Added Tax Rebate

“VAT leak” is an informal term used by different people to mean different things. China’s Value Added Tax (VAT) and Rebate system is complex and can be very confusing. In an earlier post on the…

Coronavirus & VAT in 2020: “In times like these…” Mark Twain answers

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“In times like these, it is important to remember there have always been times like these”. – Mark Twain China Sourcing, Coronavirus & Value Added Tax (VAT) in 2020 In this blog post, we will…

VAT Rebates: Negotiating power tool of China’s Value Added Tax System

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VAT Rebates: Negotiating power tool of China’s Value Added Tax System If you are buying from China, understanding the basics of how the VAT system works is a strategic imperative. What are the dangers of…

Coronavirus: Alarms & Opportunity for China Sourcing; Wuhan aftermath!

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The Coronavirus appears to have slowed down significantly with factories and the manufacturing infrastructure coming back online. Cautious optimism post Coronavirus. In today’s blog post, I’d like to look at the Coronavirus in terms of…

China Trends (Part 2): How to spot the red flags of good relationships going bad before it is too late.

China Trends (Part 2): Increase chance your “good supplier” will turn bad in the next 12 months. Learn how to spot the red flags before it is too late. Red Flag Assessment: Want to make…

China Trends (Part 1): How to verify the supplier is stable? Prudent planning; good relationships at risk of going bad.

How to verify the supplier is stable? Good relationships at risk of going bad. Corporate Assessment: When to conduct due diligence on a Chinese company? China Trends (Part 1): Increased chance your “good supplier” will…

Learn how to monitor your intellectual property rights in China

Learn how to monitor your intellectual property rights in China! Build a mechanism to monitor your intellectual property in China. In an earlier blog post “Trade War Strategies: Preventing your suppliers from violating your patents” we…

Trade War Strategies: Are you at risk of your suppliers violating your patents? Raising the alarm to protect your patents!

With the China-US trade war lingering. Your supplier may be about to jump into bed with your competitors. Strategies to protect your patents! With the China-US trade war lingering. Your supplier may be about to…

Using bilingual contracts to protect your interests in China

Using China bilingual contracts to protect your interests-even during a trade war! An effective & affordable tool to enforce quality, price & lead time. Top 10 lessons for Supplier Contracts- learned the hard way during…

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