Global Recycling Standard (GRS): What Importers & Manufacturers Must Know

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Recycled materials are used to manufacture everything from apparel to phone cases. These days it seems like every single supplier can ensure that their materials are “eco friendly”. But, how can you be sure that the materials are actually recycled?

That’s where the Global Recycling Standard (GRS) comes in. In short, GRS helps importers and manufacturers ensure that their materials are recycled, and also comply with certain standards concerning chemicals and environmental practices.

Keep reading this article written by Shufen Lee, to learn what you must know about Global Recycling Standard (GRS) and how it can help your efforts to make your products more sustainable. Continue reading Global Recycling Standard (GRS): What Importers & Manufacturers Must Know

List of Prefab Home Manufacturers in China: Our Top 7 Picks

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Looking for the right prefab home manufacturer in China? In this guide, we list several suppliers offering a wide range of prefab buildings – including container homes, flatpack homes, warehouses, prefab gyms, and much more. Each company profile covers the main products, certificates, and factory locations.

Listed Companies

  • Zhejiang Putian Integrated Housing
  • Shanghai Star House
  • Foshan Wellcamp Steel Structure & Modular Housing
  • Suzhou Zhongnan Steel Structure
  • Shanghai Sunnyda HouseNingbo Deep Blue Smarthouse
  • Guangzhou Jinzhao Steel Structure Engineering
  • Shanghai Allstar Industrial

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List of Rapid Prototyping Companies in Taiwan: Our Top 8 Picks

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Rapid prototyping companies can help you create 3D printed, molded or CNC machined ‘proof of concept’ parts and products – both for consumer products and industrial usage. In this guide, we list some of Taiwan’s leading rapid prototyping companies, with a range of capabilities.

Listed Companies

  • Jierchen Enterprise
  • Arrk Taiwan
  • Regulus Electronics
  • Chong Ying Industrial Company
  • Intertech Taiwan
  • Digital-Can Tech
  • Hong Zu Mould Enterprise
  • E-Proto

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List of Sourcing Companies in Taiwan: Our Top 8 Picks

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Looking for a product sourcing company in Taiwan? In this guide, we list 8 Taiwan-based sourcing companies with various capabilities and product specializations. Each company profile includes main products, services, and much more.

Listed Companies

  • Global Sourcing Services
  • Buyers Choice Inc.
  • Qiao Song Technology
  • Taiwan Trading
  • Asia Tech Source
  • Melchers Taiwan
  • Argonaut International Company
  • Victradco

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List of Freight forwarders in Taiwan: Our Top 8 Picks

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Looking for a freight forwarder in Taiwan? In this guide, we list several Taiwan-based shipping companies offering sea and air freight services for products manufactured on the island. Each company profile covers their history, capabilities, services, and much more.

Listed Companies

  • JAS Taiwan
  • Mainfreight Taipei
  • Bolloré Logistics Taiwan
  • Airlife Freight (Taiwan)
  • 3L Leemark Logistics
  • Symatrans Express
  • Jia Yunn Express
  • Agility Logistics

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List of Medical Supplies Manufacturers in Taiwan: Our Top 7 Picks

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Planning to import medical supplies from Taiwan? In this guide, we list manufacturers of face masks, medical gloves, thermometers, test strips, and much more. Each company profile covers main products, factory certification, location, and more.

Listed Companies

  • Motex Healthcare Corp.
  • Besmed Health Business Corp.
  • Precious Mountain Ent. Corp.
  • Hannox International Corp.
  • Makrite
  • Fido Masks Co., LTD.
  • Mocare Health Co., Ltd.

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List of Packaging Manufacturers in Taiwan: Our Top 8 Picks

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Looking for the right product packaging manufacturer in Taiwan? In this guide, we list Taiwan-based packaging manufacturers offering packaging solutions for electronics, medical products, food, and much more. Each company profile also includes a list of main products, factory certificates,  location, and more.

Listed Companies

  • Wapo Corporation
  • Fudy Printing
  • King Yuan Fu Packaging
  • Best Package Enterprise
  • Epopack
  • S Pack Inc.
  • KWT Machine Systems
  • Joeipack Industrial

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List of Quality Inspection Companies in Taiwan: Our Top 7 Picks

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Taiwan is home to some of the most sophisticated manufacturers in Asia, if not the world. That said, quality assurance is always essential, regardless of where your supplier is based. In this guide, we list companies offering quality inspection services in Taiwan, for a wide range of products.

Listed Companies

  • QIMA
  • Pro QC International
  • Solux International Corporation
  • Taiwan Quality Control
  • SGS Taiwan
  • Intertek Taiwan
  • Superlab Taiwan

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Everything Importers Need to Know About Alibaba.com Payment Terms

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Payment terms

Alibaba.com’s Payment Terms service allows importers in the US to order products with a small deposit upfront (typically 30% of order value), then pay off the balance (typically 70%) up to 60 days later.

This deferred payment service helps small businesses manage and improve their cash flow instead of having to tie up their capital right from the start.

The application process is simple, quick, and done completely online. There’s no need to submit paperwork or wait weeks for approval as it normally does when small businesses try to get loans approved to finance their product imports.

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CE Marking When Importing From China: A Complete Guide

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Importing products from China to the European Union? Depending on the product, importers are required to ensure full compliance with all relevant CE directives – a process that is far more complex than requesting a test report from your supplier.

In this guide, we explain what you must know about CE marking as an importer:

  • What is CE Marking?
  • Documentation Requirements
  • Labeling Requirements
  • List of CE Marking Directives
  • Laboratory testing requirements
  • Notified Bodies
  • Fake CE Certificates

We also answer frequently asked questions about CE marking:

  • Are non-EU companies and exporters required to comply with CE marking rules?
  • Which products must be CE Marked?
  • Must all products sold in the EU carry the CE mark?
  • Is the importer or manufacturer responsible for ensuring CE compliance?
  • What can happen if I importer non-CE compliant products?
  • Are all Chinese manufacturers able to produce CE compliant products?

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