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China Sourcing: Culture, Knowledge, & Details


Why is it so important to have a great China sourcing agency? Because great sourcing is all about details. And details have a lot to do with culture and local knowledge. Your China team can help ensure that everyone in your Western office is on the same wavelength as your...

The Importance of having a China Sourcing Team


China is the fourth largest country in the world in size and the largest country for population. It is also the second largest economy in the world – and growing.  This makes China a very interesting nation to do business with, but interacting is not always easy, especially for westerners. ...

Sourcing from China: Should you attend the Canton Fair in China?


  How familiar are you with the Canton Fair? Could the Canton Fair (also known as the China Import & Export Fair) be important to your growing business?  This trade show has been held twice a year since 1957 in Guangzhou.  It is known as the largest scale and highest...


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