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The Seven Deadly Sins of Importing From China


Importing from China never comes easy, but it doesn’t have to be impossible. Despite difficulties, there are a number of ways importers can make their sourcing supply chain run more smoothly. At the same time, there are a number of ways to make China sourcing seem impossible. One good way...

3 Things To Ensure Every Buyer Gets What They Need & Want When Sourcing From China


When an importer begins their quest to source products in China, they typically know what they want,  but they are not always as clear about what they need. What is the difference between “want” and “need”?  Well, it mostly has to do with details; all the things you need to...

Four Questions to Ask Before Signing with a Manufacturer


Have you found your dream manufacturer in China? Are you ready to confirm your first order? Here at CPG we suggest you ask yourself four quick questions before you sign on the dotted line. Are they communicative and responsive? Right now, you and your prospective factory are in the early...

Sourcing in China for Christmas


  The holidays are upon us and as consumers, we are making our plans for the holiday shopping season – Black Friday is coming! But importers from all over the country have already been preparing for this for months. Back in 2011, we published a blog, "Made in China” for...

The Future of Chinese Manufacturing


Economic data out this month is providing reassurance for those who trade with and source consumer products in China. New data from the National Bureau of Statistics shows industrial output up 6.3% during August from a year earlier, rising from 6% in July. The data suggests government spending and strong property sales...


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