RoHS Compliance when importing electronics from China

RoHS Compliance when importing electronics from China

RoHS is a product certification standard which applies to most electronics manufactured within the European Union, or imported. RoHS compliance is never to be taken for granted when importing from China. Verifying a suppliers compliance is therefore critical before placing an order. In this article we explain what RoHS compliance really means – and how you can ensure that your… Read more →

Buying PVC fabrics & products from China

Buying PVC fabrics & products from China

    PVC fabrics are used in a diverse range of products, ranging from toys, furniture and handbags to construction tarpaulins. Another very common application is in the advertising industry. Remember that billboard you drove by earlier? It was probably printed on a sheet of PVC fabric. It’s a rather simple product. However, certain types of PVC plastics contain toxic… Read more →

UL, CSPC Compliance & Fraud Prevention when importing from China

UL, CSPC Compliance & Fraud Prevention when importing from China

UL, CSPC Compliance & Fraud Prevention – What US importers need to know about China     We talk a lot about product certification compliance and importing from China, from a European perspective. We thought it was about time to reach out to our fellow readers from across the pond. David Alexander,  President of BaySource Global, explains what American businesses… Read more →

REACH Compliance & Restricted Chemicals When Importing from China

REACH Compliance & Restricted Chemicals When Importing from China

    What about chemical substances when importing from China? If you happen to be based in the European Union, you better listen up. A diverse range of products, including furniture, toys and plastics, are required to be compliant with the REACH directive. In this article we explain how you can determine if REACH testing is necessary, and how you… Read more →

Purchasing products from China: Interview to Luigi Palumbo

Purchasing products from China: Interview to Luigi Palumbo

    Today we continue our series of interviews with Luigi Palumbo from Italy. With more than two decades of experience as a purchasing manager for various Italian businesses outsourcing production to China. He shares some good advice and explains why Product certification compliance is absolutely essential when importing Products to the EU, USA, Canada and Australia. Luigi, first of all,… Read more →

Australian & NZ Product Standards

Australian & NZ Product Standards

    Most products imported from China to Australia and New Zealand are required to be in compliance with at least one AS/NZS product safety standard. Compliance is serious business. Importing products that violate the relevant product safety standard may result in a fine of up to $1.1 million. In this article, we explain how you can use online resources… Read more →

China Container Tracking & Container Types

China Container Tracking & Container Types

    The shipping container revolutionized international trade when it was introduced back in the 1950s. The world wouldn’t be the same without them. In this article we introduce you to the three most common shipping containers, how they can help you to save money and how to track containers online. Shipping container sizes Did you know that there are… Read more →

Importing WPC Decking & Flooring from China

Importing WPC Decking & Flooring from China

    WPC flooring is currently a trending product among importers. As in the case of other building materials, there are strict regulations in place – regulations which far from all Chinese manufacturers are compliant with. Besides, there is a wide product quality disparity between different suppliers. In this article we explain which product specifications you need to keep track… Read more →

Gary Locke Talks Family, Fitness and His Reasons for Leaving China

Gary Locke, while serving as the US ambassador to China, has been a highly visible figure and has been able to maintain a good reputation amongst the Chinese people. Locke is an ABC, or American born Chinese, and has been the most hands-on ambassador to China. He has become a model example of how native Chinese can also achieve the… Read more →

Shadow banking on the rise in China

As China’s economy continues to slowdown, economists believe there will be a higher risk of trust products defaulting. The high profile case involving one of China’s largest state owned enterprises, the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), renewed the spotlight on a type of lending that has grown so quickly it is worrying China’s State Council and the International… Read more →