Polypropylene China Scam
Do you plan to import Polypropylene from China? As we’ve seen it in dozens of the same cases by now, we decided to write a warning about a very popular China import Scam: import Polypropylene from China Scam. The scheme is really simple, you order tons of polypropylene from unverified Chinese company (found in Google or Alibaba), and you got bags of worthless sand or other useless product instead (after you paid thousands of dollars – an avrage order worth ca. 28000 USD). How it is possible? There are few factors involved, we will try to explain it in this short blog post.
First of all, what is polypropylene? According to Wikipedia: “Polypropylene (PP), also known as polypropene, is a thermoplastic polymer used in a wide variety of applications including packaging and labeling, textiles (e.g., ropes, thermal underwear and carpets), stationery, plastic parts and reusable containers of various types, laboratory equipment, loudspeakers, automotive components, and polymer banknotes.”
It loos like this:
Demand for PP is massive wordwide, we have scammed customers starting fom the US across Europe and even from Oceania. According to Ceresana, worldwide revenues generated with this second most important plastic, amounting to more than US$145 billion in 2019. Many companies want to import polypropylene from China and make a profit selling it domestic.
So are we suggesting to do not buy it (or anyt other goods) form China? Of course We don’t. Just be careful, do your due diligence, get your China Credit Report and sign a contract (prepped by your lawyers with China experience), Chinese scams are very sophisticated, do not never underestimate them.