The CSIC* is a non-profit organization that provides information to buyers on how to do safer sourcing in China. It also helps buyers to solve issues they could have with some suppliers. All buyers can contact the CSIC experts from the CSIC website in order to receive advices. Continue reading
The fair season continues for the fashion industry! Buyers from all over the world will join the Global Sources fair which is specialised in this industry for sourcing fashion accessories.
Sourcing products in China requires to visit various fairs depending on the products we look for. Mega Show Part 1 is ending today and was a big success for those buying gifts and home wares. The second part will start on Sunday, October 27th. Let’s get ready! Continue reading
We recently illustrated the importance of a detailed purchase order. It ensures a good understanding of the buyer’s requirements by the manufacturer and third party inspection company (or buyer’s QC). However the approval sample plays an important role too, especially during a product inspection in China. Continue reading
The fair season continues with the two Hong Kong Gifts and Premiums sourcing fairs. They are opening on October 19th and 20th. Buyers interested in gifts, premiums, packaging and also Christmas items will have very busy days! Continue reading
On Wednesday October the 9th, Yuyao city, one of the main production area in China has been affected by terrible weather conditions: the typhoon Fitow swept through the area.
As a consequence, the area is flooded, the productions and inspections in Yuyao are all stopped. The communications infrastructure is down and the suppliers have difficulties to send us notice. Continue reading
Today is the first day of the Bangladesh Eid al-Adha holidays. The Feast of Sacrifice commemorates the willingness of prophet to sacrifice his son. This event is part of Qur’an, the Old Testament, and the Tanakh. The holiday also marks the end of the Hajj to Mecca. Continue reading
After April trade shows season, the October fair season is finally starting with the Hong Kong Electronics fair by Global Sources.
Buyers are flying in from all over the world to meet their suppliers and find new potentials. The manufacturers and service providers are looking forward to this event to meet the world for few weeks. Continue reading
We all know that sourcing in China starts by selecting the right supplier. However, even the best supplier is able to manufacture the wrong product quality with an incomplete purchase order. As a matter of fact, a good purchase order influences the production quality and more surprisingly the inspection result! Continue reading
China sourcing trade shows such as Global sources, MEGA SHOW, Canton fair… connect millions of buyers with dozens of thousands of suppliers at the same place at the same time. This includes manufacturers, trading and third party quality control companies! Time is precious during those fairs, that’s why it is important to come well prepared. Continue reading