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How to Ethically Manufacture Overseas: Will it Deter My Customers?

How to Ethically Manufacture Overseas: Will it Deter My Customers? Consumers are increasingly calling for brands to manufacture ethically, while also keeping their costs relatively low. As businesses continue to look for solutions, a way forward has emerged – ethically manufacturing overseas. Some brands may baulk at the increased costs associated with ethically manufacturing overseas,[...]
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Sourci’s Guide to Importing from China to Australia

The Sourci team are using their resources and years of experience to give a crash course and some advice for people and businesses importing from China to Australia.   Importing From China to Australia – A Snapshot   Australia and China have a long-standing export and import relationship, China has been a big purchaser of[...]
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What’s an MOQ and why is it important?

It’s really common for first-time importers to be a little shocked when finding out the Minimum Ordering Quantity (MOQs) of their products after making a few inquiries with international manufacturers online. You will find that just about all categories and industries have reasonably high MOQs that often make it difficult to get into as a[...]
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Why You Will Never Find the Best Manufacturers on Alibaba

cargo containers at shipping dock
When it comes to sourcing products and materials from China, many people look to Alibaba, the world’s largest B2B marketplace. There are lots of products to choose from, ranging from consumers goods, materials and everything in between. The thing is, would you trust the same marketplace, where someone can source replicated high-end consumer goods such[...]
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From Made in China to Made in Southeast Asia — Why Are Companies Moving?

The next AirPods you buy for your iPhone won’t likely have the label ‘Made in China’ on the packaging. Ever since the trade war began, tariffs on various products like handbags and electronics have risen. The rising costs for labor in China are influencing businesses to consider other alternatives, and this leads to companies moving[...]
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How Australia Benefits From the Free Trade Agreement with Indonesia

Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement negotiations Malcolm Turnbull and Joko Widodo
Last August 31, 2018, Australia Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Indonesian President Joko Widodo promised a free trade agreement between the two countries. They said that the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) would be finalised by the end of 2018. But what does this mean? What are the effects? What does the agreement cover?[...]
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Why Does Apple Manufacture in China?

Foxcon Apple's Chinese Manufacturer
If you take a look at the back of your iPhone, iPad, or any Apple product you have, you’ll see ‘Assembled in China’. Many people wonder why Apple has chosen to outsource all of its production overseas, specifically to China. Many believe Apple are just out to make tons of money and that’s the sole[...]
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What do Trump’s Steel Tariffs Mean for Australia?

Australia has an established relationship with the United States. But on the other hand, China is Australia’s top trade partner. Our economy greatly depends on both countries.  All this talk of a potential trade war could have Australia in-between two allies. But are Trump’s steel tariffs really a big concern for Australia? What will happen?[...]
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Why We No Longer Fear ‘Made in China’

For many, ‘Made in China’ is the same as cheap and lousy. It’s become a stereotype. However, this was not always the case. In the past, people viewed Chinese products positively. Products like tea and furniture were considered unique. It was high-quality and offered cultural value. But when China started to mass-produce for so many[...]
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