As of today, when writing this article (5 March 2020), the COVID-19 outbreak has sickened over 80,000 in Mainland China and spread to over 79 countries. Let’s see how is the situation in Vietnam with some Q&A:
By Mathieu Mar 09, 2020 0 comments
By Joao Barbosa Feb 21, 2020 0 comments
Chinese government has implemented effective measures to contain the spread of the CoVid-19 and these measures have already shown positive results as there has been lower increase rate of new cases outside Hubei province in the past two weeks.
Authorities from the Health Department have forecasted that the outbreak will peak sometime this month and will be over by April. With the outbreak now being under control as a result of the efforts Chinese government has made to reduce the impact of the CoVid-19 epidemic, importers worldwide are more optimistic and factories started to resume its operations with the majority of them at a slower pace, and some even at its full capacity.
By Mathieu Feb 20, 2020 0 comments
By Mathieu Jan 15, 2020 0 comments
The trade war between the US and China is still ongoing. But more than that, labor cost is rising tremendously in China and many importers are considering (or have even started) importing from other Asian Countries.
As a reader of our blog, you are probably a skillful importer in China with many years of experience in the Middle Kingdom. However Vietnamese customs and Vietnamese business culture are still very different. This article will help you better understanding these differences.
By Joao Barbosa Jan 09, 2020 0 comments
Shipping marks are normally used by factories, logistics companies, customs and warehouses to identify the content of export cartons as well as its origin and destination. They are essential to ensure proper handling of cargoes and smooth transportation through borders. Misspelled marks and labels, however, can cause, in worst case scenario, huge transit delays that could badly affect the profitability of a product, also resulting in a negative impact on an entire supply chain.
By Joao Barbosa Dec 11, 2019 0 comments
Chinese New Year is approaching, and as you may already know, factories are going to be totally closed for at least two weeks. When the workers start to return, it will take a few more weeks for them to get back up to full capacity. With that in mind, there are certain things importers should be cautious about in order to manage well their supply chain and have the level of
quality they expect whether they choose to ship before the holiday or after.
By Tatiana Trukhina Nov 26, 2019 0 comments
As of today (Sep.2019), the US-China trade war is still ongoing very fiercely between the 2 super powers. Sourcing from South East Asia is not a new trend but the current situation is boosting the process to a new level for the whole region. Among this region, Vietnam appears as one of the big Winner of this turmoil. Last week Google announced it was probably moving production of its Pixel smartphone to Vietnam, Apple and Foxconn are considering doing the same, Samsung or LG already have factories in the country and Nike source over 50% of its products from there.
You were emailing with your overseas suppliers about the new orders. The supplier was replying with their bank information. You were arranging the payment via wire transfer…
Sometimes clients ask how we actually work at the factory.
Our slogan says: “Helping buyers sleep better”, and we have been bearing it in mind as a guideline when performing our job. We regard it not only as our slogan, but as a goal we are trying our best to achieve each inspection we conduct...
It is said there are hundreds of inspection service providers in China nowadays. Some of them, as big as SGS, Intertek or Bureau Veritas, are multi-national giants with more than 100 years history. Some of them, as small as self-employed inspectors, that have only 2 or 3 staff all together.
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