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How to find the best PRICED manufacturers across China, Vietnam & so on!

Are you launching a new business? Perhaps your established company is preparing to find a new overseas manufacturer? Maybe your existing supplier is causing you grief, or you’re simply paying far too high a price for your goods. Well whatever the case, you’re here because you want to find the ‘cream of the crop’ as[...]
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Why You Will Never Find the Best Manufacturers on Alibaba

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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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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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How the Canton Fair Changed Global Trading

Since its inception in 1957, the Canton Fair has long been a symbol of the strength of China in producing commodities. The fair boasts of thousands of exhibitors, nearly 25,000 to be precise, consisting of various kinds of enterprises as well as scientific research institutions and foreign trade companies. All these add up to a[...]
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