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Sugarcane bagasse is what remains of sugarcane stalk after processing. Today, sugarcane bagasse is used to manufacture a wide range of products – including kitchen products, packaging, construction products, and more.
In this guide, we explain what sugarcane bagasse is, list products made of sugarcane bagasse, molding processes, and more. We also list some of China’s leading manufacturers of various sugarcane bagasse products.
Rusk husk is the shell of the rice grain, which is a byproduct of rice milling. These days, rice husk can be used to produce a range of products. Such products include food containers, plates, bowls, lunch boxes, cutlery, clothing hangers, and more.
In this guide, we explain the basics of using risk husk materials and list Chinese manufacturers producing risk husk products.
Many brands are shifting from plastic packaging to using biodegradable materials. In this guide, we cover various types of biodegradable materials made of foam, bioplastics, cardboard, mushrooms, seaweed, and textiles.
We also list some of China’s leading biodegradable packaging manufacturers for a wide range of products and industries. This includes food packaging, product packaging, and much more.
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.
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?
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
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
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.
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