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Law - Intrepid Sourcing
07
Feb

Different Risks of Doing Business with China

Risk comes in all shapes and forms. Risk is present domestically and internationally. Occasionally, the risks outweigh the benefits of outsourcing to China. However, in the vast majority of cases China wins.
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business in china usually works in a grey area
23
Dec

Business in China

Individuals and companies around the world can recognise the potential conducting business in China offers. The land of opportunity attracts many global minds and many believe it is where the most money can be made. However, Westerners can be put-off by the vast differences between their nation and China, represented by a fear of the...
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Chinese New Year with red lanterns
15
Dec

Chinese New Year 2017

Total production shutdowns usually last up to one month. Factory workers enjoy taking an extended break. The Chinese New Year may only last 2 weeks, but production levels only return to normal by 3-4 weeks after Chinese New Year.
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Ecommerce Site
01
Jul

Necessary E-Commerce Tips for Small Companies

Setting up an e-commerce store is a pain to say the least. Starting a new business can be both exciting and damning in one stroke. Every solution you develop gives you the impetus to continue while simultaneously creating new problems to tackle. Going global is 100 times more difficult.
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Commercial Forwarding Invoice
22
Jun

What any new importer needs to know

So many clients I talk to have the problem of if they are ready outsource. Importing is big business, so you need to know exactly how much money you’ll spend. If they are ready, then a variety of reasons to consider when taking your business to the next level. The most obvious place to start...
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start a business
14
Jun

Starting a Company in China: What you need to Know

Foreign companies are essentially confined entering China as a Wholly Foreign Owned Entity (WFOE), Representative Office (Rep Office) or Joint Venture (JV). China has a “Catalog for the Guidance of Foreign Invested Enterprises” which divides foreign investment into “encouraged,” “restricted” and “prohibited” classes: Foreign investment in restricted industries requires a joint venture. Industries that are...
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09
Jun

What Any Business Should Know About Receipts in China

The fapiao is one of the most unique features of China: it is the official invoice collected by the government. A vapiao—unlike a “dan”—is printed on special paper that must be purchased from the tax authorities and allows a business to use the expense for tax deductions or refunds. Likewise, this government receipt is used...
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22
May

Texas-China’s 4th Largest Trading Partner

The Texas economy is 14th largest in the world with a GDP of US$1.414 trillion; this number means it is larger than Spain and Mexico. Texas has led the US in exports for 13 straight years, exporting US$289 billion. Trade with China is doubly important: Exports to China exceeded US$10 billion last year which makes...
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18
May

Canadian Importing Tips

Canada’s total trade is worth more than two thirds of its GDP, making it a prosperous trading nation.However, Canada has strict port rules to import. This is Canada, so it can't be that bad, right? WRONG! Check out the rest of the information for more details.
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