The Chinese scammer has found yet another trick that is becoming very popular due to its high effectiveness: he sends fake email communications.
An interesting article about it has already been written on the CSIC blog a few months ago. It is worth to be read carefully. Today we will look at technical side of the scam. Continue reading
TüV annually performs independent laboratory tests on randomly selected toys. This year the laboratory chose fifty Inflatable Water Toys and Baby Swim Seats. Twenty failed the test. Those products should be unsellable in the European Union market.
Why the laboratory tests failed? Continue reading
As a matter of fact even though the goods have passed the pre-shipment inspection there is still a risk to damage them during transport due to humidity in containers. Continue reading
The typical fake supplier in China registers a company, draws up documents under some peasant’s name, creates a website with a professional look and hires a few English speaking sales people (unaware their employer is a scam). When all is set, as soon as he receives around 30-50% deposit from a few clients he disappears.
How to check a company’s validity and identify fake suppliers in China Continue reading
During the quality control of garments and bags, sewing defects are identified most often. There are different types that will be described in this article. In addition we will try to understand their effect on the manufactured product quality and resistance. Continue reading
Bangladesh labour laws update have been announced by the government following several tragic incidents in factories of the country. The new regulations cover four themes: Continue reading
In July 2013, the China Sourcing Information Center (CSIC) presented some great articles, with goods tips for importers regarding incoterms, purchase contracts, supplier’s tricks to save money, etc. Continue reading
Today is a very special day for all our muslim friends, colleagues, suppliers and clients in Pakistan, Indonesia, Bangladesh, The Philippines, Turkey. Maybe some of them are taking few days off to spend some time with with their familly and friends for the Eid-ul-Fith festival. We wish them all to have great time! Continue reading
China is the largest manufacturer of goods in the world. It has a very rich variety of suppliers: enormous and tiny, excellent and awful, real and fake. One third of the importers usually organize their supply chain in China by their own. However, they take a lot of risk as Chinese scams are frequent. Continue reading
The textile color fastness is the capacity of a dyed textile to keep its original aspect without loosing color when being wet, washed or exposed to the light. It is one of the main issue of the textile industry.
In the article « Textile color fastness tests: ISO 105 » we learned how to test the textile color fastness. Today we will see which are the factors affecting the color fastness. Continue reading