Corona Virus Update: How it Impacts Importers & Amazon Sellers

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The Coronavirus Covid-19 has been causing severe disruptions for Chinese manufacturers, and thereby their customers around the world. In this article, we’ll keep you informed about the latest events and how importers and Amazon sellers are affected.

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[New] Starter Package: Upload & Share Files With Suppliers

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We have added a function to the Starter Package Dashboard that enables our users to upload files and share them directly with team members and suppliers. For example, you and upload, store and share:

1. Product specification files

2. Product images

3. Design drawings

4. Logo files and packaging files

5. Contracts

6. Quotations

7. Test reports, certificates and quality check reports

8. Shipping documents

This is available as of now for all Starter Package users. Continue reading [New] Starter Package: Upload & Share Files With Suppliers

Image Collection From the October 2016 Global Sources Summit

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In early October we held a presentation at the October 2016 Global Sources Summit for online sellers. In a most generous gesture, they have shared a collection of photos from the summit.

Before you dive in, I want to mention that you can already sign up for the April 2017 summit in Hong Kong. The next summit is held between April 17 -19 2017, and you get US$50 off when using the code F2G50. You can follow the links below to get your ticket, or learn more about the past summit:

Free Webinar

We can help you manufacture products in China, Vietnam & India?

  • 1. Product design and material selection
  • 2. Finding suppliers in Asia
  • 3. Product samples and payments
  • 4. Quality control, lab testing & shipping


And here comes the images: Continue reading Image Collection From the October 2016 Global Sources Summit

It’s Official! Content partnership between Chinaimportal and Alibaba

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alibaba-partnership has recently signed an agreement with to provide non-exclusive and exclusive content to the Alibaba Biz Club:

Starting on 2016-09-29, will contribute content to the Alibaba Biz Club.

The Alibaba Biz Club is an information sharing platform by, where you can find professional content from various service providers.

On Alibaba Biz Club, we hope that our content can find a new audience.

In addition, we will at times provide exclusive content to the Alibaba Biz Club, but more on that later

More information about our role and contributions will be revealed as we progress further.

Chinaimportal in content partnership with

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As of August 21st, is launching a series of Buyer’ Guides, available free of charge on Globalsources industry pages. The Buyer’s Guides are presented in a short Ebook format are rolled out on a weekly basis during Q3 and Q4 2015. Each Buyer’s Guide includes the following:

  • Product Customization Options
  • Supplier Comparison Table
  • Product Guide

The Product Guides are contributed by and will be featured in roughly half of the Buyer’s Guides on As of now, the following Buyer’s Guides are available for download: Continue reading Chinaimportal in content partnership with featured on Bloomberg TV

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Alibaba Group is going public this Friday on the New York Stock Exchange. That’s big news, as the Alibaba IPO is expected to become the biggest ever – raising around US$25 Billion. As we are not in finance, we’re not qualified to say anything but the IPO itself.

However, as leading experts on product compliance and supplier sourcing in China, we do have a few things to share on buying from suppliers listed on This week, we did get the opportunity to share our views with financial journalist Mia Saini, on Bloomberg TV. Unfortunately I couldn’t make it to New York this time, but watch the video and learn why buying from Alibaba listed suppliers takes a lot more than simply pressing a “buy now” button.

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ChinaImportal @ China Sourcing Fair: Garments & Textiles by Global Sources

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Two weeks ago, I spent some time in Hong Kong, attending the “China Sourcing Fair – Garments & Textiles“. The fair was organized by Global Sources, the leading business-to-business media company – aimed at connecting Chinese suppliers with importers in the rest of the world.

It’s the first time I’ve represented at a major event like this one. Apart from talking to other people in the industry, and drinking overpriced beer in Lan Kwai Fong, I also held an hour long presentation on “Buying Small Volumes from China”. In case you didn’t attend my presentation, you can download it here.

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