Video: Real People
By Mike Genung

This month’s newsletter is a little different.
We’ve created a Youtube page and are creating videos on manufacturing in and importing from China. The video below shows the value of working with “real people.” While that sounds like basic common sense, we receive comments from new customers that they like that a human being answers the phone who is able to understand their request.

In this video you’ll meet our staff and see our office. We’re not in any way professional movie makers, so set your expectations accordingly (my wife is in there too).

An Encounter on the Streets of Shanghai

Last year I took my son with me to China on a business trip.
As we were walking the streets of Shanghai, a man approached us, pointed at my son, and then held out his camera to me. He wanted me to take a picture of him with my son.

Sean (my son) is at least 6′ 3″, 230 pounds; a Caucasian of that size is probably something of a novelty there (although westerners visiting China is surely not).

In the U.S. if someone approached us with such a request we’d immediately put our guard up. “Who are you? What’s your motive? Is my picture going to end up on Facebook or on a bizarre website somewhere?”…
Read more to see the picture of this man and my son…

New Facebook Page

We now have a Facebook page for Global Trade Specialists up. At the Facebook page we’ll be making weekly posts with updates, news, points of interest, videos, and more. We already have one video up along with a cool picture of Queen Victoria Harbor in Hong Kong.

Be sure to like our Facebook page so you can receive our updates. Here’s the link:

The Exchange Rate

The exchange rate remains the same as it was last month:
Yuan to the dollar, as of today: 6.12 to 1

Rate when the Yuan was depegged from the dollar on June 19, 2010:  6.82 to 1
Change: .70 (10.2%)

About Us

Since 1991, Global Trade Specialists, Inc. has helped companies of all sizes get their products made in China from manufacturers of quality products. We are an American company who works with three trading groups in China with immediate access to thousands of manufacturing companies. We source most products made from metal, plastic, wood, stone, glass or textiles; from prototype to production. Many of our customers are first time importers; we walk you through the entire process.

More on what we do.
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Previous Newsletters:
July: What You Need to Know about the ISF Penalty
June: Tiananmen Square and Freedom
May: Our Most Critical Asset
April: Contrasts Between East and West
March: The Titanic; Made in China
February 2013: They’re Back… Sort Of
January 2013: Business News and Trends for 2013

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