Importing Pet Products from China: A Complete Guide

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Are you planning to import pet toys or accessories from China? In this article, you will learn what you must know about pet products manufacturers, applicable regulations, and how to find the right supplier on Alibaba.com or Globalsources.com.

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  • How to find suppliers online
  • Product regulations
  • Quality control
  • MOQ Requirement
  • Trade shows
  • List of Pet Products Manufacturers in China

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Yiwu Wholesale Markets – Buying Small Volumes from China

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The Yiwu Wholesale Market is the largest in the world. Here, you’ll find thousands of wholesalers offering all sorts of products at rock bottom prices.

This guide includes three parts. In the first part, we’ll outline the 14 things that every buyer must know before visiting the Yiwu Wholesale Market, in Zhejiang province. In the second part, we’ll how and when visiting the Yiwu Fair, while in the last part, we present 10 companies that offer wholesales services in Yiwu, for a wide range of products

Part I: Yiwu Wholesale Market

  • What is the Yiwu Wholesale Market?
  • Why Yiwu makes sense for small buyers
  • How to get to the Yiwu International Trade City
  • Do I need a visa to visit Yiwu?
  • Do I need to find an agent?
  • Are Yiwu Wholesalers manufacturers or traders?
  • How do I know that the products are not fake?
  • How do I pay the wholesalers in Yiwu?
  • How do I coordinate the shipment?
  • Do I need a translator to talk to the Wholesalers?

Part II: Yiwu Fair Guide

  • When is the Yiwu Fair held?
  • How do I get to the Yiwu Fair?
  • What kind of products can I find at the Yiwu Fair?
  • How do I get an invitation letter?
  • How do I get a trade badge?
  • What is the difference between the Yiwu Fair and the Yiwu Wholesale Market?

Part III: List of Wholesalers in Yiwu

  • Yiwu Top Ease Import & Export
  • Yiwu Beyond Import & Export
  • Yiwu City Jichu Trading
  • Yiwu GemsColo Import & Export
  • Yiwu CVC Industrial and Trading
  • Yiwu China-Yiwu International Trade
  • Yiwu Lairuo eCommerce Company
  • Yiwu Sixiang Trading
  • Yiwu Budding Accessory
  • Yiwu Nihao Jewelry

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Importing E-bikes from China: A Complete Guide

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An e-bike is a rather complex system of mechanical and electrical components. While that can be said about many products, getting your product specifications right is critical when importing e-bikes from China.

Buyers in the US, Europe, and Australia need to be even more cautious. E-bikes, and their components, are regulated – and the consequences of non-compliance are serious. Let’s begin by taking a look at the technical aspects.

Components and product specifications

First of all, the price of the electric bike is entirely based on the component composition (i.e. certain battery models and brands are more expensive than others, etc). Therefore, you cannot compare the prices between e-bikes, but rather compare sets of components against each other.

What’s more, Chinese suppliers, including those in the e-bike industry, tend to lack strict internal quality guidelines. In practice, this means that many suppliers basically use any components they have in stock – unless you explicitly “tell them” to use specific components. Let’s look into the most important specifications when buying electric bikes from China: Continue reading Importing E-bikes from China: A Complete Guide

Importing Machinery from China: A Complete Guide

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In this article we cover machinery imports from China. While “machinery” may refer to 3D printers, wheel loaders or tattoo removal lasers, there are certain risks that all of these have in common.

In this article, we cover regulations, spare parts, warranties and maintenance issues, when importing machinery and spare parts from China.

Machinery Manufacturers in China

Machinery encompasses power tools, agricultural machinery, packaging and printing machinery, forklifts, wheel loaders and many other products.

These products are part of entirely different industries, but there are still some major industrial clusters in China that may be of particular interest to machinery buyers. Below follows a list of the most important cities and provinces: Continue reading Importing Machinery from China: A Complete Guide

Manufacturer Frauds in China: Case Studies & Prevention

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Hong Kong-based Björn Wahlström (Managing Director of Current Consulting) is a leading expert in risk management and investigations, involving manufacturers and other companies in China. In this guide, Björn shares his knowledge concerning different types of scams, prevention methods, and real-life case studies. Continue reading Manufacturer Frauds in China: Case Studies & Prevention

Chinese New Year 2021 : How Importers Can Prevent Disaster

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The Chinese New Year (CNY) of 2021 starts on Friday, 12 February, and officially lasts for 7 days in Mainland China. While many of us who work in Asia are painfully aware of the Chinese New Year, and the coming disruption to all production, many importers and Amazon sellers are caught completely off guard.

As if the rush to get your shipments in time for Christmas was not enough, you now have to make sure that your goods are ready well before your supplier closes the shop for CNY 2021. During this holiday, all factories are shut down, without exception. This year we also have the COVID-19 factor to take into consideration.

While the official holiday only lasts for about a week, most factories are closed for an entire month, with disruptions lasting even longer. This time of the year is especially risky for businesses importing seasonal products, such as outdoor furniture and swimwear.

Article Overview

  • How importers can prepare for CNY
  • Why and how CNY disrupts manufacturing in China
  • How to avoid delays to the CNY
  • CNY 2021 timeline and dates
  • Lunar holiday disruption in Vietnam and Southeast Asia
  • How COVID-19 may impact CNY 2021

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List of Wheat Straw Product Suppliers in China: Our Top 10 Picks

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Wheat straw is used to manufacture a range of products, including kitchenware, phone cases, and accessories. In this guide, we explain what importers and Amazon sellers must know about wheat straw products, molding, plastic composites, and much more.

We also list several of China’s leading manufacturers of wheat straw products.

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We are not affiliated with any of the companies listed in this guide. We have selected these companies based on their claimed product scope, history, certification, and capabilities. Continue reading List of Wheat Straw Product Suppliers in China: Our Top 10 Picks

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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