The China Bank Switch Scam

China bank switch scam

The majority of Chinese frauds target companies that are just beginning to cooperate with a Chinese partner. They are easy prey for a Big Order Scam. Moreover, importers who have been trading with one company for years without problems are … Read more

E-commerce in China

Ecommerce in China

China is the world’s biggest e-commerce market. It has over 50% of e-commerce sales, totaling to 2.78 trillion USD. Among the products that the Chinese buy online are clothes, cosmetics, electronics, and even fresh produce (more than 50% of customers). … Read more

Global brands in China

Global brands in China

Foreign brands in China are popular, especially among the Chinese middle class and younger generation. The Chinese crave the “American lifestyle,” resulting in the popularity of brands such as Starbucks, Apple, and KFC. Purchasing American or European products is an … Read more

How to find a Chinese business partner?

find Chinese business partner 1

Choosing the right business partner from China is one of the most critical challenges for importers. It requires not only a lot of time but also a thorough verification of the contractor’s reliability. There are many ways to meet a … Read more

Incoterms 2020 – what are the planned changes?

Incoterms 2020

International Incoterms commercial rules set the rules of sale and purchase. The International Chamber of Commerce introduces modifications every decade to adapt the rules to changes in international trade. Knowledge of the Incoterms is crucial when placing an order and … Read more

Who has rights to Supreme in China?

Supreme in China

There was big news about the collaboration of technological giant Samsung with the fashion brand Supreme. The companies announced their plans to enter the Chinese market together. Soon it became clear that the Supreme cooperating with Samsung was not the … Read more

Big Order Scam

Big Order Scam in China

A Big Order Scam is a common type of business fraud. It has been used by scammers in China ever since China opened its borders to foreign trade. Surprisingly, despite many warnings and raised awareness of these scammers, a lot … Read more

Chinese New Year 2019

Chinese New Year 2019

The New Year in China starts on February 5th, 2019. Chinese New Year 2019 is the Year of the Earth Pig, ending on January 24th, 2020. Chinese New Year falls on a different date every year because the Chinese use … Read more

Dictionary of Terms – import from China

Dictionary of terms

When doing business with China or generally engaging in international trade, you can often encounter various terms and acronyms. You need to be familiar with them when you make transactions, close business deals and complete the formalities. We compiled a … Read more

China holidays 2019

China holidays 2019

When doing business with companies from China or traveling to China for either work or pleasure, you should always plan ahead of time. It is extremely important to consider the public holidays in China when planning a business trip to … Read more

Importing from China – a Chinese company from Xi’an

Importing China Xi'an scam

Lately, we have observed growing problems with the reliability of companies in Tianjin, Shijiazhuang, and Xi’an. There is no shade of doubt that experienced importers know how to protect themselves and minimize risks associated with cooperation with Chinese companies by … Read more

Canton Fair 2017 – practical information

Canton Fair 2017

Every year there are two editions of the Canton Fair. We prepared a handful of practical information that will help you prepare for the fair.Many new importers heading to their first fair in China choose the Canton Fair as their … Read more

Holidays in China 2017

Holidays in China 2017

Regardless of whether we import from or export to China, we should plan our business moves ahead of time. You should also plan your visits to Chinese fairs or business trips to factories located there in advance, which is why … Read more

How to negotiate with Chinese companies?

Negotiate with Chinese companies

Communication etiquette has always been a feature that differentiates one culture from another, especially Asian business etiquette and Western business etiquette. What is considered good manners may vary significantly depending on the country’s geographical location. Knowing what is considered good … Read more

Importing from China – what is FOB?

FOB import

Many beginner entrepreneurs who start importing from China do not know which Incoterms option to choose when importing goods. Is FOB or CIF better for importing? Almost all Chinese companies will deliver goods using the shipping method specified in the … Read more

Chinese New Year 2017

Chinese New Year 2017

The Chinese New Year is the most important Chinese holiday. When you decide to import from China, you should take into account Chinese public holidays. Chinese New Year 2017 falls on January 28, 2017. What does it have to do … Read more

Mid-Autumn Festival

Mid Autumn Festival

When you plan your business trip to China in the second half of the year, you should remember that there are major holidays and difficulties in travel. The Mid Autumn Festival, also known as the Mooncake Festival, is one of … Read more

Free Trade Zones in China

Free Trade Zones in China

There are 21 free trade zones in China (FTZ). Companies in the FTZ enjoy many profits, like lower corporate tax rates and fast customs clearance. In 2021, China’s 21 FTZs contributed 17.3% of China’s total foreign trade. This article discusses … Read more

Importing from China – Tips, Tools and Resources

Importing from China

For those already familiar with importing from China or anyone thinking about starting to import from China, we’ve prepared a list of useful websites, free resources, and tips to use when trading with Chinese suppliers. Some of our resources are … Read more

China trade-related rules to be translated into English

China trade rules

The Chinese government is making life easier for foreign entrepreneurs trading with China. It made an announcement declaring it will translate Chinese trade-related laws and regulations into English. The reason is to help people around the world understand China’s trade … Read more

Top 10 China Blogs

Top 10 China Blogs

Are you looking for some good blogs to read about China? Look no further! We’ve scoured the Web and found the most interesting, most must-read China-related blogs. We’ve prepared a mixture of the 10 best Chinese blogs which we recommend … Read more

A complete guide to Canton Fair

Canton Fair Guide

Canton Fair, also known as the China Import and Export Fair, is China’s biggest, best-known sourcing fair. It is held twice a year in Guangzhou (Canton), attracting over 200,000 visitors per session from over 200 countries and regions. In our … Read more

Company from Hong Kong vs China

Hong Kong and China companies differenes

People are curious if companies from Hong Kong have the same rights to operate in China as, for example, companies registered in Beijing or Shanghai. The answer is short: No. Hong Kong, even though it is controlled by China, is … Read more

China Business License verification

China business license verification

If you are trading with China, it is worth asking your business partners to send basic documents in order to reduce the risk of possible fraud. In the beginning, it is worth determining whether the company has a valid legal … Read more

Port of Hamburg – China logistics

Port of Hamburg – China logistics

Guest post by Maciej Brzozowski, representative of Port of Hamburg One of the megatrends in the economy of the last few years is outsourcing and concentrating on key competencies of the companies while leaving less relevant matters to the proven … Read more