Insights

  • Fresh fruit is one of the top US food exports to Hong Kong

    August 04, 2020

    Fresh fruit is one of the top US food exports to Hong Kong, valued at USD347 million in 2018, and one of the best prospects for US exports to Hong Kong.

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  • Hong Kong imports of fresh fruits

    August 04, 2020

    Hong Kong is a dynamic market and an effective re-export platform of fresh fruits encompassing US$2.6 billion of gross imports and US$1.6 billion of re-exports in 2017.

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  • “WINING AND DINING” AND CHINA QUALITY CONTROL

    July 30, 2020

    ​If you've ever paid a visit to your suppliers, chances are they've probably invited you to some sort of entertainment, dinner or drinks at their expense.

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  • How to ensure your Chinese supplier understands your requirements

    July 30, 2020

    ​If you're not already in the habit of encouraging your Chinese suppliers to ask questions, now would be a great time to start.

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  • SAVING "FACE" WHILE NEGLECTING YOUR PRODUCT QUALITY

    July 30, 2020

    ​It's common in the West to end emails or requests with phrases like “let me know if you have any questions or concerns” or “let me know if you need any clarification on the above”.

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  • CULTURE OF "YES" AND HOW IT IMPACTS YOUR PRODUCTS

    July 30, 2020

    ​One of the most common questions importers ask their supplier is this: “Can you meet our requested ship date?” Often a Chinese supplier will reply with a simple “yes”, even when they know they probably can't meet the deadline.

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