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Ask me about sourcing and manufacturing products in China, managing vendors in China, importing from China, developing new products in China, price negotiations with suppliers in China, and logistics-related issues.

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I am a China sourcing professional. I lived in China from 1993 to 2003 where I learned Chinese and worked in the fields of logistics, marketing and manufacturing services. I have audited hundreds of factories in China. I am authorized by the NYS Unified Court System as an interpreter of Mandarin Chinese. I have an MBA in international business and entrepreneurship. I work in a U.S. company as director of product development and sourcing.


MBA, International Business & Entrepreneurship, City University of NY BA, East Asian Studies & Chinese, City University of NY Studied international trade taught in Chinese at the University of International Business & Economics in Beijing Chinese language study at Beijing University & Nanjing University

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2013-07-15 shipment from china:

If the shipment is small enough for you to put in your car then you should have the shipper send it via regular surface MAIL (i.e. slow boat from China).  It will be cheap and uncomplicated. Just have

2013-03-04 Site visit/Inspection:

Absolutely. Please start a new question and this time check the box to make it PRIVATE, and I will reply with my contact information. To speed things up please also let me know the name and contact details

2013-02-16 finding a supplier in china:

Hi Amadu, normally you don't go looking for suppliers in China unless you're able to sell goods in relatively large quantities.  The benefit of paying more to a local importer, distributor, or wholesaler

2012-09-19 Exporting goods from Usa to Europe:

Kris, your idea is damn thinkable. You can succeed if:   1. Your friend knows how to find the right clothing for the right prices in the U.S.   2. Your friend is reliable  3. You have a feasible plan to

2012-08-31 price negotiation:

True price negotiation is based on KNOWLEDGE about what things really cost. The factory knows their true costs. Do you know the "going rate" for these DVRs? Do you know the market wholesale price for these


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