China Sourcing

Since the time of the Silk Road, China has been a complex and challenging trading partner.  The enigma of China began to fade in 1979 when Deng Xiao Ping opened the country and China began down the path of becoming the world’s manufacturing center.

While Many American and European companies have built valuable supply chains in China, the world’s most populous nation has remained an enigmatic and complex market to operate in effectively.

We’ve been helping small to medium sized American and European companies safely and efficiently enter the Chinese market since 2007 and have sourced here ourselves since 1992.  Leveraging our infrastructure and extensive contacts, we are able to help our clients unravel the complexities of China.

We have a stable of approximately 450 active suppliers that we work with and are stratified into:

A – Automotive and Aerospace Manufacturing: TS16949 certified suppliers who build products to your specializations and if you’ve ridden in a car, had goods shipped on a heavy truck, ridden a high speed train, or taken a flight, you’ve used these suppliers products already.  These suppliers ship to Boeing, Airbus, Volkswagen, Audi, Daimler-Benz, General Motors, Ford, Volvo, MAN, Scania, Siemens, Bombardier, China National Rail, etc…

B – Industrial Manufacturing: ISO 9001 – 2008 certified suppliers that build products to your specifications for industries such as Construction, Hydraulics, Agriculture, etc…

C – Trading Good Designers:  If you’re looking for the latest off-the-shelf gadgets and technologies designed by companies here in China, there’s a plethora to choose from.  From detachable iPhone Batteries and electric skateboards, to sunglasses with integral Bluetooth headphones.

D – Printers and Sales Collateral: These suppliers have extensive lines of the latest products like USB memory sticks, logo projecting umbrellas, mobile phone chargers, etc… that can all be custom printed with your company’s logo / tag line. These suppliers can print catalogs and brochures with the latest digital technology, as well as build custom trade-show booths and other signage.

E – Services:  Over the years, we’ve built up a network of service providers to support the projects that we’ve done.  From graphic designers and HTML coders, to set construction and onsite quality inspections.

If you’re going to have a world-class supply chain, you have to be in China.  However, we strongly recommend not trying to operate it remotely.  There are communication issues and cultural differences that can derail the best laid plans and you really need to have an advocate in-country to manage it.

We’re both an import and an export company and can be your ‘boots on the ground’ to help you avoid the pitfalls of doing business in China. Whatever your supply chain needs are, we are a licensed above-board company that can help:

  • Introduce Qualified Suppliers for you to do business with directly.
  • Acting as a buy-sell agent for you in China
  • Launch products into production at suppliers using PPAP or First Article Inspection processes
  • Perform VDA 6.3 Audits of Suppliers and/or Inspect Goods prior to shipment

We have extensive experience doing business in China, and depending on your needs can also help you:

  • Set-up legal entities
  • Register brand names and trademarks
  • Technical translations between English and Chinese
  • Regulatory approvals in China, like CCC
  • Set-up VAT rebates / Transfer Pricing Tax Structures
  • Protect IP and halt infringement / grey market sales
  • Set-up and/or manage Joint Ventures
  • Provide Hiring and/or payroll and HR services
  • Advertising design, production and Procurement in China

We can even help you sell your product in China.  If you’re product is in the Educational STEAM category, we’d be interested in importing it and selling it ourselves through our existing channels.  If it’s in another category, we can introduce you to other reputable companies that currently sell your product category here.

You understand your products better than we do, and we understand China better than you do, together we are really a winning team.

If you have a Sourcing need, or want to discuss the opportunities here in China, please don’t hesitate to contact us and discuss the possibilities.