By Mike Genung

China’s 1st quarter GDP came out, at an 8.1% growth rate.The experts are calling 8.1% “moderating,” meaning that China’s economy is hitting the brakes. If the U.S. had an 8.1% growth rate,…

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By Mike Genung

The April Newsletter is up; you can read it here Here’s an excerpt: Of Beads and Streams Imagine: you get a quote from a Chinese manufacturer and place a P.O. Everything is…

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By Mike Genung

When designing your product, don’t overlook package design, especially if your product will be sold be retailers. The quality of the packaging reflects the quality of the product in the buyer’s eyes….

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By Mike Genung

If you have a small product, you might consider packaging it in a wood box. The packaging speaks volumes about your product, and a wood box will give it a first class…

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By Mike Genung

In some cases it’s not hard to get a bottom of the barrel, dirt cheap price from a manufacturer in China. Some suppliers will nod their head “yes” when asked to hit…

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By Mike Genung

If your product is not one that can be patented, you still have several options in the form of trademarks to help protect your investment. You can: Trademark the name of your…

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By Mike Genung

On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a measure giving the Commerce Department power to penalize China and other state-dominated economies with higher import duties if they subsidize exports. The Senate approved the…

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By Mike Genung

The March newsletter is up. You can read it here. The main topic for this month’s newsletter is… The New China Blog. One thing to note is that the exchange rate actually…

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