Importing ODM Products from China – A Complete Guide

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Today, Chinese manufacturers in virtually all industries can offer a wide range of ‘catalog products’, or ODM (Original Design Manufacturing) products, serving as a ‘ready made template’. You can choose to buy the ODM product as a no name product, or have it branded with your company logo. You can even make small modifications, including the change of colors, materials and functions.

For many buyer’s it doesn’t make sense to buy an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturing) product, unless an entirely new design is the only way to realize a certain product concept. For many buyers, especially Startups and SME’s with limited budgets, it makes much more sense to buy ODM products. In fact, it’s often the only option. In this article, we explain the top 5 benefits of importing ODM products from China. Continue reading Importing ODM Products from China – A Complete Guide

Importing Agricultural & Food Products from China: A Complete Guide

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Importing food is in many ways different compared to general consumer goods, mainly due to regulations in the destination markets. In this product guide, we explain what you must know about importing Agricultural & Food products from suppliers in Asia, including requirements on food production facilities, laboratory testing and food packaging. We also explain what American, European and Australian importers must know about licensing, and inspections.

Approved Food Production Facilities & Quality Management System

A Quality Management System (QMS) is applied to prevent quality issues, by ensuring continuous testing, verification and separation throughout the production process. A QMS can be applied to virtually any type of industry, but QMS certification is rarely required by law. Instead, regulations mostly apply to the specific product, rather than the factory. Continue reading Importing Agricultural & Food Products from China: A Complete Guide

Buying PVC fabrics & products from China – The Ultimate Guide

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PVC fabrics are used in a diverse range of products, ranging from toys, furniture and handbags to construction tarpaulins. Another very common application is in the advertising industry. Remember that billboard you drove by earlier? It was probably printed on a sheet of PVC fabric.

It’s a rather simple product. However, certain types of PVC plastics contain toxic and cancerogenic substances such as phthalates. In this article we tell you what you need to know when importing PVC fabrics, and other products partly made of PVC, from China. Continue reading Buying PVC fabrics & products from China – The Ultimate Guide

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

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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 from China.

Buying from a Manufacturer

Buying directly from the manufacturer comes with some obvious benefits. The product selection is wider (I explain why in a minute) and the prices are lower due to the lack of middlemen. However, it’s not viable for most small businesses importing vehicle spare parts from China. The reason is spelled “MOQ”, or “Minimum Order Quantity” Requirement. Continue reading Importing Auto, ATV & Motorcycle Spare Parts from China – The Ultimate Guide