Wenzhou – footwear production area in China

Two things significantly improve the quality of life the mattress we sleep on and shoes. Every year, footwear production is increasing to meet the needs of the growing and enriching population. About 20 billion pairs of shoes are produced annually, including almost 13 billion pairs in China alone. Wenzhou is one of the major footwear manufacturing centers in China. If you want to import goods, the common practice is to familiarize yourself with the offer of producers displaying their products in the wholesale market and then paying a visit to the factory of the selected manufacturer to get to know the products and the company’s policy. When visiting the factory, you can go to trade shows taking place in the area. The planned visit must not coincide with the most important Chinese holidays, which usually do not fall on the same date every year.

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AQL norm

When importing commodities from China, it is useful to know what the AQL norm is. It is the most popular inspection standard for goods, required by law in some countries. When using the service of a company that is checking our commodity, you should know the ropes; on what criteria are samples chosen for inspection – what is the quantity and with how much precision the inspection is done.

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What is worth importing from China?

In the last couple of years, owners of both small and big businesses have been increasingly interested in importing products from China. Good value for money with those products encourages more and more people to earn a living this way, and success stories undoubtedly only motivate them to do so. Before anything, though, you should consider what is worth importing from China to make your business most profitable.

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I received low-quality products from China. Was it a fraud?

China places importance on the quality of its products. For a long time, the “made in China” quality had been associated with mediocrity, but it has already changed. Importers have become used to buying exclusive quality products from China at low prices. However, it still may occur that a contractor sends goods of poor quality or inconsistent with the description. Is it a form of Chinese fraud? How not to be deceived when importing from China and how to ensure that the quality of the products will meet your expectations?

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US tariffs on shoes from China

Footwear is an indispensable element of our everyday life. What is more, different occasions and circumstances require different kinds of shoes to protect or embellish our feet. After all, we cannot wear trainers for a business meeting or high heels for a mountain hike. That is why the footwear industry is significant and expanding according to consumer needs. Moreover, entrepreneurs are willing to turn to Chinese producers, as they offer goods of increasing quality at reasonable prices. Having considered the needs of those who are planning to import footwear from China, we would like to present a handful of useful information. One of the most crucial is the US tariffs on shoes from China.

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Breaking the Great Wall – „made in China” goes West

Right from the beginning Chinese products have been very well-known for their cheap price and bad quality. People often saw them as tacky and “made in China” tag created anxiety. Thanks to the small, not meeting the western standards Chinese stores that spread all over the Europe, China managed to quite permanently establish its name as the “kingdom of mass production that only copy other brands”. Many of us are probably not even aware how many Chinese companies became successful in the West, despite the hardships and mistrust they had to face. Even though cultural gap and historical stigma are difficult to overcome, it’s still not impossible to break through the foreign market.

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