Shipping Marks: 5 Things You Need To Put On Your Cartons

Shipping Marks: 5 Things You Need To Put On Your Cartons

Shipping Marks: 5 Things You Need To Put On Your Cartons When you are importing goods from overseas, it’s important that your cartons can be recognized at a glance, include instructions for proper handling, and provide the information needed to ensure correct...
What You Need to Know About Reasonable Testing Programs

What You Need to Know About Reasonable Testing Programs

What You Need to Know About Reasonable Testing Programs No one wants to import a product into the US and then find out that it has been deemed unsafe by the authorities—or worse—has actually injured someone. Imagine that you purchase an order of adult sweatshirts from...
Restarting Production Soon? Don’t Expect It To Be Easy

Restarting Production Soon? Don’t Expect It To Be Easy

Restarting Production Soon? Don’t Expect It To Be Easy The United States has been social distancing for weeks and much of the economy has been shut down, but now things are slowly starting to open up again. At the beginning of May, about half of the states have...
Quality Control for Furniture: What Importers Need to Know

Quality Control for Furniture: What Importers Need to Know

Quality Control for Furniture: What Importers Need to Know Are you working with furniture manufacturers in low-cost countries like China, India, or Vietnam? Imagine that you place an order for 2,375 wooden tables and the shipment arrives at your warehouse. This table...
Quality Control is Now More Important Than Ever in China

Quality Control is Now More Important Than Ever in China

Quality Control is Now More Important Than Ever in China The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact on not only the health of entire nations but also on the health of the world economy. At first, when China shut down its factories to control the outbreak,...
How to Write a Purchase Order That Protects Your Interests

How to Write a Purchase Order That Protects Your Interests

How to Write a Purchase Order That Protects Your Interests Failure to set expectations with suppliers is something that often comes back to bite importers, especially newer ones, hard. Missed shipping dates, inaccurate quantities, misunderstood payment terms–these are...

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