By Mike Genung
Nov 23, 2011

We received an order from a new customer today for a custom product. He had been paying nearly 10 times the price in the U.S. that we quoted him from China, packaging…

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By Mike Genung
Nov 21, 2011

When buying from China, we must always keep production times, transit time, and their holidays in mind. (We keep you up to date on all upcoming Chinese holidays in our newsletters; sign…

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By Mike Genung
Nov 18, 2011

From the 3rd week of January through the 3rd week of February, China manufacturers will be shut down for their Chinese New Year holiday. While some might open earlier, many won’t have…

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By Mike Genung
Nov 16, 2011

Our November newsletter is out. The main article is on how to increase productivity and spark creativity – from a different perspective than you might expect. You can read the November newsletter…

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By Mike Genung
Nov 15, 2011

Yesterday we kicked off the Global Trade Blog – Welcome! I will be posting on a weekly basis on topics that affect your business as relates to sourcing product from China, including…

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By Mike Genung
Oct 11, 2010

And his name is Xi Jinping. (Who did you think I meant?) China’s new president was appointed by what is now a seven member committee (it used to be 9), known as…

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By Mike Genung
Oct 11, 2010

Earlier this year, during a visit to China, I toured a large factory that makes wood products. This factory has large production capacities, and work in a variety of woods, including maple,…

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