Doing logistics in China can be a real challenge at times, this is why we decided to compile some extra information you might find useful. Articles ranging from the real cost of sourcing from Innerchina to a list of fairs and exhibitions are just some of the things you will find in this issue. We would also like to thank our newest contributor, Daniel M. Krassenstein. Daniel has been a Supply Chain practitioner in Asia & Latin America for 30 years and he has decided to share some of his know-how wilth us. Enjoy the reading!

 THE HIDDEN COSTS OF SOURCING FROM INNERCHINA

We have been listening to the business strategy:  “Go West” when it comes to production and sourcing in China for a while now. However, there are many hidden costs and variables that should be taken into account before taking the final decision on whether staying East or going West. Find out which ones!

 DANGEROUS SUPPLY CHAINS AFTER TIANJIN 

Tianjin disaster last August has generated a number of repercussions to importers, exporters, warehouses and basically anyone related to chemical management and storage. Read more!

 NEW CONTAINER WEIGHT VERIFICATION RULE 

All shipping containers leaving from any port in the world must be accompanied by a shipping document signed either electronically or in hard copy effective July 1, 2016. This is how China is preparing for the new verification rule. 

PALLETS FROM CHINA CAN POSE SERIOUS RISKS TO SUPPLY CHAINS

Sometimes the cheapest way of doing something ends up causing the largest expenses. Read why these pallets are causing a headache to many importers and why this cheap solution ends up being expensive. Read more!

FAIRS AND EXHIBITIONS APRIL 2016

FAIR

DESCRIPTION

REGISTER

DATES

CIHF

China Int'l Hardware Fair

http://www.hardware-fair.com/

 April 1st

CCMT

China CNC Machine Tool Fair

http://www.ccmtshow.com/enindex.jsp

April 11-15

CTE EXPO

Clothing Technological Equipment

http://www.cteexpo.com/en/show

April 19-21

CMEF

China Int'l Medical Equipment Fair

https://www.cmef.com.cn/g1225.aspx

April 17-20

CSITF

International Technology Fair 2016

http://www.csitf.cn/en/index.aspx

April 21-23

CHINAPLAS

Plastics and Rubber Industries

http://www.chinaplasonline.com/CPS16/Home/lang-eng/Information.aspx

April 25-28

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“PTL Group is a sales and distribution incubator, and fulfillment logistics provider for SMEs entering China. As a strategic partner, PTL Group supports companies selling advanced technology products in B2B markets by providing managment services and operational infrastructure to its clients. Offering the Managment-in-Trust business model, PTL Group supports companies in different stages of their penetration into the market.

 

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