UL, CSPC Compliance & Fraud Prevention – What US importers need to know about China

UL, CSPC Compliance & Fraud Prevention – What US importers need to know about China

We talk a lot about product certification compliance and importing from China, from a European perspective. We thought it was about time to reach out to our fellow readers from across the pond. David Alexander,  President of BaySource Global, explains what American businesses needs to know about UL, CSPC Compliance, Fraud Prevention and getting your product right. David, please tell… Read more →

Buying LED bulb lights from China & finding the right manufacturer

Buying LED bulb lights from China & finding the right manufacturer

Few products are more associated with China than LED lighting. Every week we receive several inquiries for LED bulb lights, so we thought it was about time to share some of our experiences regarding this product. In this article we explain important technical specifications, where you find decent LED lighting manufacturers and what American and European importers need to know… Read more →

Australian & NZ Product Standards – What importers need to know

Australian & NZ Product Standards – What importers need to know

    Most products imported from China to Australia and New Zealand are required to be in compliance with at least one AS/NZS product safety standard. Compliance is serious business. Importing products that violate the relevant product safety standard may result in a fine of up to $1.1 million. In this article, we explain how you can use online resources… Read more →

China Container Tracking & Container Types – The Ultimate Guide

China Container Tracking & Container Types – The Ultimate Guide

The shipping container revolutionized international trade when it was introduced back in the 1950s. The world wouldn’t be the same without them. In this article we introduce you to the three most common shipping containers, how they can help you to save money and how to track containers online. Shipping container sizes Did you know that there are more shipping… Read more →

EN 71 & Toy Safety When Importing from China

EN 71 & Toy Safety When Importing from China

As a child, I was afraid of dolls (also known as Pediophobia). While those pieces of plastic don’t scare me much these days, the influx of toxic and otherwise dangerous (and sometimes lethal) toys does. Luckily, there are strict regulations in place all over the world. In this week’s article, we introduce you to the European Union Toy Safety Directive… Read more →

Interview with a China sourcing expert – Anders Bäckström of Current Consulting

Interview with a China sourcing expert – Anders Bäckström of Current Consulting

Anders Bäckström is the co-founder of the sourcing and quality assurance company Current Consulting Group. With offices in Shanghai, Hong Kong and their native Sweden, they manage various aspects of the supply chain for clients in Europe, Asia and North America. Anders Bäckström set his foot for the first time in the far east back in 1994. He is a leading expert… Read more →

Importing Small Volumes from China – The Ultimate Guide

Importing Small Volumes from China – The Ultimate Guide

Buying products in small quantities from China can be challenging to say the least. It’s hard to reach the minimum order quantities and product certification testing can cost thousands of dollars. But that’s not all. The market is already crowded and even global corporations struggle to maintain decent profit margins. In this article we take a look into the key… Read more →

Importing Auto, ATV & Motorcycle Spare Parts from China – The Ultimate Guide

Importing Auto, ATV & Motorcycle Spare Parts from China – The Ultimate Guide

Looking for Auto, motorcycle or ATV spare parts? Chinese suppliers might have exactly what you’re looking for. While this is a product that can be purchased both from manufacturers and “off shelf” from Trading Companies, the industry is infested with unscrupulous and disorganized suppliers. In this week’s article we look into the do’s and dont’s when buying vehicle spare parts… Read more →

Quality Control when buying from China – Renaud Anjoran explains why it matters

Quality Control when buying from China – Renaud Anjoran explains why it matters

Renaud Anjoran, from France, is the founder of Sofeast – a Quality Inspection firm based in South China. He’s the guy to call when you want to be sure that your products are in compliance with your quality requirements, or when you already have serious quality issues. With years of experience in the industry, he has a lot to share with us…. Read more →