Don’t be Fooled on a Business Trip to China

Foreigners always contact Chinese importers during business trips to China; however, they are unsure of the validity of the certification manufactures provide. Many Chinese manufacturers have fake certificates of compliance. When these importers realize they have been duped, they want to sue their manufacturer; Chinese lawyers tell people it is usually difficult to sue Chinese companies since many companies are not actually manufacturers, but rather brokers.

Therefore, foreign businessmen should have a clearly written and signed (preferably in Chinese and preferably sealed) contract with the Chinese manufactures. In addition, do due diligence and verify the certification-number with the website of the third party who issued the doc can also help businessmen to avoid risks in China.