Solar panels manufacturers in China

China is the absolute leader in the production of photovoltaic panels. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), in 2017, the Chinese market accounted for half of the global demand for solar energy. Approximately 60% of the world’s production of the PV panels took place in China. The article below will present the largest solar panels manufacturers and production areas of PV panels in China. 

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Import of seasonal products from China

Among all goods imported from China, a large part is taken up by the import of seasonal products, manufactured on the occasion of holidays or various types of events. Despite the great interest, many people do not acknowledge the large number of risks resulting from importing such items. Before starting the import, it is worth familiarizing yourself with the possible dangers and knowing how to protect your business.

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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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Chinese invoice

Commercial invoice undoubtedly plays a crucial role in import as well as the export of goods. It constitutes the basis of posting transactions, calculating tariffs, or in accounting. Moreover, the Chinese invoice is one of the documents that are indispensable at customs while importing. In the process of trading with China, in most cases a pro forma invoice is not accepted.

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User manual and importer’s obligations

A user manual can be quite a troublesome matter for many importers. The root of the problem is mostly the lack of knowledge about products that require such instructions. Not attaching a user manual may result in the goods being held in customs and exposing you to otherwise avoidable costs. When should an importer attach the user manual? In which language should it be issued, and what is the legal base? Check the most important issues related to the user manual and importer’s obligations.

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How to buy on Alibaba

Alibaba is a well-known shopping platform, operating on B2B principles (transaction between two or more businesses). It is different from transactions between enterprises and individual clients, referred to as B2C. Alibaba.com belongs to the Alibaba Group, which was founded in 1999 in Hangzhou by Jack Ma. The group is currently one of the largest companies globally, and the platform itself is a top-rated sourcing site. The article below will explain how to buy on Alibaba and what is worth paying attention to.

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Keqiao – textile production area in China

It would be unimaginable to live in a world where textiles are non-existent. We dress up and decorate our surroundings with fabrics. Around 83% of the globally produced textiles come from China. The largest production area of fabrics in China is in Keqiao. A quarter of global textile production is sold there on the wholesale market. When choosing a Chinese textile manufacturer, it is worth going to such a market to get to know the products, and then pay a visit to the factory of the company you are interested in. These types of visits can be combined with participation in trade shows, where you can also compare offers. Remember to choose the date of visit wisely –it should not be on the same day as the most important Chinese holidays, which usually don’t fall on the same date every year.

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Bankruptcies of Chinese factories

China has returned to work after coronavirus. Factories operate as usual and fulfill importers’ orders. However, not all companies managed to survive the hard period of downtime caused by the epidemic. In this regard, we want you to pay attention to the increased bankruptcies of Chinese factories. Half a million companies have already been closed. Be careful when cooperating with Chinese factories and remember to verify them.

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Importing single-use gloves from China

Disposable gloves come in handy in many situations. Single-use gloves are used for hand and arm protection, mainly in household cleaning, medical, forensic, automotive, scientific, food service, and industrial applications. Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, we see a great interest in importing single-use gloves from China. Therefore, we have prepared a guide for importers.

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Zhili. Children’s clothing production area in China

Children quickly grow out of their wardrobe and shoes, which is why there is a huge demand for children’s clothes and accessories. China is the largest producer and exporter of clothing. In 2017 the value of the Chinese children’s clothing market was USD 26 billion. Zhili, known as the “city of children’s clothing”, stands out as the main children’s clothing production area in China. When thinking about importing this type of goods, it is worth looking into the offers of many manufacturers presenting their products in wholesale markets. Meeting the factory representative can be followed by visiting the factory. It is also common practice to participate in trade shows, for example in nearby Shanghai. It should be remembered, however, that such visits should not be paid during the most important Chinese holidays, which usually don’t fall on the same date every year.

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