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How to Claim Compensation from a Supplier? | Disputes With Chinese Suppliers Q&A (Volume 18)

Let’s say that for some reason your order from an overseas supplier, specifically one in China as we’ll focus on here, is completely unsatisfactory. You may wish to claim some form of compensation from them…but how is this done? Here’s … Continue reading

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When a Textile Order from Bangladesh goes AWOL…

What happens when a textile order that you’ve placed and paid for with a Bangladeshi cut-and-sew supplier is seemingly forever delayed and the supplier is giving you nothing? This is, unfortunately, a rather common issue with Bangladeshi suppliers…here’s an example … Continue reading

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My Supplier Has Raised Prices Unexpectedly! | Disputes With Chinese Suppliers Q&A (Volume 14)

A common fear that importers have when outsourcing product development and/or manufacturing to Chinese suppliers is that they will suddenly increase prices without warning. After doing months or even years of work to prepare to launch your new product, you … Continue reading

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My Supplier Won’t Provide Important Supply Chain Information! | Disputes With Chinese Suppliers Q&A (Volume 13)

Anyone that has worked with Chinese manufacturers or suppliers for a period of time will no doubt have experienced times when they simply do not want to give you supply chain information. We recently discussed the problems caused by a lack … Continue reading

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Manufacturing Contract: Fear And Its Impact On Payment Terms

In this post, I’ll discuss the major risks each party is afraid of and their impact on payment terms in the context of the customer/supplier relationship, as well as where a manufacturing contract fits into the picture.

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Will A China NNN Agreement Protect Us If We Start Assembling Products There?

Security of your IP is a great concern these days, especially if you’re manufacturing an innovative product that is selling well. For this reason, some businesses choose to ship their China-made components to the West and do assembly there. But … Continue reading

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Pricing, Negotiation, Contracts | Vetting Chinese Suppliers (Part 10)

Getting quotations is a part of vetting new Chinese suppliers, too.  We have been creating a mini-series guiding you through effective vetting of Chinese suppliers that will help you to find the best possible manufacturer for your products this year, … Continue reading

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Keeping Sensitive Information Confidential – Disputes With Chinese Suppliers: Q&A (Volume 4)

Q: I’m worried that my sensitive product information won’t be kept confidential when it is sent to component suppliers. How can it be kept secure? Answer: There are legal and non-legal approaches here. Non-Legal: Reducing the amount of information being … Continue reading

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Checklist for importers who are manufacturing products in China / low-cost Asia

Many people come to us and ask: “What are the steps we need to take now that we have decided to manufacture our products in China/Vietnam/SE Asia?” While no two manufacturing projects are the same, I’ve tried to distill the … Continue reading

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Disputes With Chinese Suppliers: Q&A (Volume 2)

In this volume we will address the concerns of importers who are using a Chinese OEM to add a logo to existing products that will then be sold abroad.

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