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Why We No Longer Fear ‘Made in China’

For many, ‘Made in China’ is the same as cheap and lousy. It’s become a stereotype. However, this was not always the case. In the past, people viewed Chinese products positively. Products like tea and furniture were considered unique. It was high-quality and offered cultural value. But when China started to mass-produce for so many[...]
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How the Canton Fair Changed Global Trading

Since its inception in 1957, the Canton Fair has long been a symbol of the strength of China in producing commodities. The fair boasts of thousands of exhibitors, nearly 25,000 to be precise, consisting of various kinds of enterprises as well as scientific research institutions and foreign trade companies. All these add up to a[...]
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FREE Sourcing Cheat Sheet

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Sourcing for products overseas has been one of the go-to moves for most young entrepreneurs today. Products abroad are comparatively cheaper than the ones from the home base. Reduced costs of labor and materials make up this benefit. This statement especially holds true when sourcing from the East; more specifically, in China. For years now,[...]
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What to Keep in Mind When Choosing an Overseas Supplier

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Are you looking to start a new business venture, and need some guidance on the steps to follow when choosing an international supplier for your business? If yes, then you’ve definitely come to the right place. In this article we’ll tackle the necessary basics to cover before you finally put your signature down with an[...]
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5 Things You Need to Know About International Freight

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International freight is important to our global society and to businesses. It ensures that goods that are sought after arrive intact. This is especially true if you or your business deals with risky raw materials. Risky freight does not only limit itself to corrosive acids or other dangerous items. Risky materials include items that are[...]
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