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Importing from China: 3 golden rules for a smooth Pre-Chinese New Year

Every year from the end of January to mid-February (depending on the Chinese calendar) all consumer goods’ production in China is shut down, having a huge impact on the global supply chain.

The “rush” starts few weeks before February (around early December) depending on the industry you are in and orders lead time. All the factories start speeding up to complete their orders on time before their workers desert the production lines.

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Habib Rkha

I am Habib Rkha, founder of QCADVISOR, a Quality Control agency providing Quality Control Solutions in China for retail, distribution and e-commerce entrepreneurs, with a constant focus on delivering the best product to the end user. I had the chance to work and learn for 10 years with Chinese suppliers and buyers from all around the World on different categories of products. I am Certified Auditor, Speaker at Global Sources fairs in Hong Kong since 2012 on Quality Control in China and I was previously a Quality and Engineering Director in a 3rd party Quality Control company. I am based in Shenzhen, China.

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Why catching defects is not enough…

Successfully sourcing your products from Asia implies being careful and diligent about each step of the manufacturing process.

QC (Quality Control) is one important step that responsible importers implement at some stages  of their production, usually before shipment because it is believed to be the most cost-efficient stage for quality control.

Pre-Shipment inspections are best sellers in the 3rd Party QC (3PQC) industry; they are performed when production is finished (or almost finished). But without earlier preparation and follow-up with the factory, these inspections might present a few risks that you need to consider:

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Habib Rkha

I am Habib Rkha, founder of QCADVISOR, a Quality Control agency providing Quality Control Solutions in China for retail, distribution and e-commerce entrepreneurs, with a constant focus on delivering the best product to the end user. I had the chance to work and learn for 10 years with Chinese suppliers and buyers from all around the World on different categories of products. I am Certified Auditor, Speaker at Global Sources fairs in Hong Kong since 2012 on Quality Control in China and I was previously a Quality and Engineering Director in a 3rd party Quality Control company. I am based in Shenzhen, China.

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Avoiding Quality Issues during Storage and Transportation

When sourcing products from China or other Asian countries, you shouldn’t underestimate the chances of things going wrong during storage and transportation.

The products can be in a good state before shipment but if they are not packed, stored and shipped in proper conditions, you might receive them in a different state. Facing quality issues during storage and transportation is all the more difficult because it’s hard to find the culprit: is it the factory, the freight-forwarder, the buyer, or Mother Nature?

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Habib Rkha

I am Habib Rkha, founder of QCADVISOR, a Quality Control agency providing Quality Control Solutions in China for retail, distribution and e-commerce entrepreneurs, with a constant focus on delivering the best product to the end user. I had the chance to work and learn for 10 years with Chinese suppliers and buyers from all around the World on different categories of products. I am Certified Auditor, Speaker at Global Sources fairs in Hong Kong since 2012 on Quality Control in China and I was previously a Quality and Engineering Director in a 3rd party Quality Control company. I am based in Shenzhen, China.

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Preventing defects with Ishikawa diagram

When sourcing products from a factory in Asia, maximizing your control over product quality is essential. There are several ways to do it. First and foremost, you need to choose the right supplier, and this step will determine all the following steps until shipment. Once you’ve selected your supplier, and even with the right supplier, defects might still happen and the best way to avoid them is to anticipate them.

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Habib Rkha

I am Habib Rkha, founder of QCADVISOR, a Quality Control agency providing Quality Control Solutions in China for retail, distribution and e-commerce entrepreneurs, with a constant focus on delivering the best product to the end user. I had the chance to work and learn for 10 years with Chinese suppliers and buyers from all around the World on different categories of products. I am Certified Auditor, Speaker at Global Sources fairs in Hong Kong since 2012 on Quality Control in China and I was previously a Quality and Engineering Director in a 3rd party Quality Control company. I am based in Shenzhen, China.

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7 steps to a successful partnership with an inspection company in Asia

Importing consumer goods from China and other Asian countries has increased dramatically over the last 20 years and has become more accessible. Retailers, distributors, and more recently e-commerce entrepreneurs from all over the world have started dealing directly with their product manufacturers in Asia with little or no local staff to manage their supply chain on the ground.

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Habib Rkha

I am Habib Rkha, founder of QCADVISOR, a Quality Control agency providing Quality Control Solutions in China for retail, distribution and e-commerce entrepreneurs, with a constant focus on delivering the best product to the end user. I had the chance to work and learn for 10 years with Chinese suppliers and buyers from all around the World on different categories of products. I am Certified Auditor, Speaker at Global Sources fairs in Hong Kong since 2012 on Quality Control in China and I was previously a Quality and Engineering Director in a 3rd party Quality Control company. I am based in Shenzhen, China.

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