Features wholesale purchase of goods in China, the Chinese quality and originality of the goods, the production of Chinese counterfeits, copyrights, licenses, and standards in China
Wholesale purchase of goods in China is associated with various types of risks that can be classified in several categories. First of all, it is the quality of Chinese products, originality (the admissibility of fakes), the actual price of a certain wholesale party that meets certain standards.
The quality of Chinese good is well known all around the globe, not only in Russia. We usually do not hear good comments about Chinese products’ quality and not always flattering assessment in respect to other characteristics of Chinese products. In fact, this stereotype emerged in the early ’90s, when the markets of many countries began to produce products that did not fully meet accepted quality standards.
But everything in the world is changing. Now, however, there are some cases of low-quality of wholesale and retailed Chinese goods, but this trend is gradually weakening. Here an important role is played by the final consumer, that consider meticulously before buying any Chinese goods.
The wholesalers that purchase from China, have increased quality selection criteria while purchasing or ordering Chinese goods. Respectively, Chinese understand the prospects for the production of high quality products. The latest example: metal doors from China are now popular in many CIS countries for the reasons of sufficiently high quality and relatively low price.
It is no secret that the vast number of fakes in the world, i.e. goods produced under someone else’s trademark, which the manufacturer has no copyright or license to manufacture, are produced in China. They are produced mainly in the well-equipped enterprises, sometimes producing licensed (legal) products. These producers, of course, without advertising their capabilities, produce counterfeits of a particular customer with whom they have established fairly long, trust and close business relationship.
Such a customer, as well as a supplier in China, should have some room for the passage of customs formalities as there is no secret that the customs of all the countries have extremely negative attitude to the import / export of such products. The counterfeit products of factories that produce, for example, jeans brand name, with a license from the owner, but when there is no proper labeling of products “made in China” also belong to this group.
Wholesale prices for Chinese goods, that are quite inexpensive should be considered when purchasing in China. Before purchasing the goods, it is necessary to monitor the market similar products and assess whether the price of the manufacturer or wholesaler corresponds to the level of prices in the market.
When buying wholesale products from China, it is important to compare the standards accepted in the country of the export destination, as long as standards accepted in China. Some construction and covering materials that are manufactured in the People’s Republic have radical differences of the technical characteristics with the ones used in Europe. For example, the insulation of the “URSA” in China is produced according to American standard and its density is 1.5-2 times lower than the European counterpart.
Another example: the Chinese toilets have vertical drains, and in Russia – Horizontal outlet. This also applies to the patterns for cutting clothing, electrical outlets, and technical conditions of food production.
Therefore, when ordering a product in China, we recommend to compare the Russian GOST or TU with Chinese standards and, if necessary, develop guidelines, observing what a Chinese manufacturer will be able to achieve your desired quality of Chinese products.
If your company has decided to buy or order goods in China, we can help you make the right choice, quality and quantity of products, in respect of production time, shipment and delivery of products to your address.