Adrian and Renaud chat about whether hiring a sourcing agent is necessary for businesses who want to purchase products from China. They also discuss the different options, such as doing the sourcing work yourself, and their pros and cons.


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Episode sections

  • 00:00 – Greetings and news: CNY ’24 prep and visa-free China entry for 6 countries.
  • 08:06 – Who typically uses a sourcing agent to buy from China and what types are there?
  • 13:10 – 4 sourcing approaches the buyer can take.
  • 14:02 – When does each approach make sense (and pros & cons)?
  • 41:25 – Sourcing options and compliance.
  • 43:43 – Wrapping up.


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