Would it be Safe to Visit China AFTER Chinese New Year 2023

After reading What Does a Re-Opened China (Without Quarantine) Mean for Foreign Business?, a client asked if it would be safe to fly to China after CNY, in February. Understandably, following the news that China’s borders will be opened to … Continue reading

Travel To China In 2022 Don't Test Positive!

One of our management team based in our Shenzhen office visited her family in Europe and flew back to China recently. Many foreign importers with a supply chain there are eager to travel to China in 2022, but even if … Continue reading

China's Covid Lockdowns Impact Manufacturers and Supply Chains

The situation along China’s coast is quite tense. Our clients keep asking for updates, so we thought writing this article was a good way of keeping communication flowing. Here are the numbers of positive cases tested over the past 24 … Continue reading

As we become accustomed to a world with Coronavirus, clients have increasingly asked us for guidance on how long to wear surgical masks and N95 respirators for best performance. While we are not medical professionals, here’s some information that may … Continue reading

How To Get Responses To Inquiries For PPE Products From Chinese Suppliers_ 5 Tips

The market for PPE (personal protective equipment) is booming and, although many Western countries are starting to see positive progress against coronavirus, the need to buy these items is unlikely to dissipate any time soon. But some importers have had … Continue reading

How To Work With Sofeast To Obtain & Import Coronavirus Medical Supplies & PPE [FAQs]

During the coronavirus pandemic, we’re working with a lot of importers to help them obtain relatively safe and market-priced (as fair as is possible) medical supplies and PPE from China. Clients often have similar questions about this, so here are … Continue reading

Face Mask Regulations, and China Export Information For Buyers During The Coronavirus Pandemic

During the coronavirus pandemic, there has so far been enormous demand for face masks and filtering respirators. Importers really need to understand the face mask regulations for their country or region. Different regions have their own regulations, definitions, and terminology … Continue reading

We have seen so many obviously dangerous decisions and communications recently, on the topic of buying face masks from China, that we thought it might be helpful to show a few ‘examples of what to avoid’.

As the COVID-19 coronavirus continues its spread around the world, importers who rely on Chinese factories or suppliers feel nervous about the effects on their businesses. To help make things clearer and provide some actionable advice on how to reduce … Continue reading