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Don’t Forget Trademark Protection: Shopify Merchants Selling to China

This article is co-authored by Tianpeng Wang, CEO of Trustiics.com and Hong Zheng, IP lawyer in China. The beginning of 2022 is exciting for Shopify merchants. Shopify and JD.com have announced their strategic partnership. Such tools as JD Sourcing and JD Shipping can help arrange shipping, warehousing, and customs clearance. Shopify merchants can now sell […]

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How to Verify a Chinese Company: A Comprehensive Guide

Ways to check a Chinese company is in good standing and trustworthy There are a lot of factors that play in, but here are two factors one should not ignore when it comes to finding a trustworthy Chinese company: Whether the company is law-abiding and upholds integrity; Whether it is solvent on an objective basis.

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Most easily overlooked risks when exporting to China (part 4)

This article is part of a series for doing business in China. Over four blog posts, we go through eight typical risks that are easily overlooked by small and medium-sized businesses. These tips will help your company succeed in doing business with China.   Click here to read part one, part two and part three of this series. They contain the first

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Most easily overlooked risks when exporting to China (part 3)

This article is part of a series for doing business in China. Over four blog posts, we go through eight typical risks that are easily overlooked by small and medium-sized businesses. These tips will help your company succeed in doing business with China.   Click here to read part one, and part two of this series. They contain the first four risks.  Risk

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Most easily overlooked risks when exporting to China (part 2)

This article is part two of a series. If you missed our last blog, click here to read part one of this series. It contains the first two risks. When exporting your services or selling products to a foreign market with which you are not as familiar as your home market, you are more careful.

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Most easily overlooked risks when exporting to China (part 1)

This article is part one of a series for doing business in China. We will go through eight typical risks that are easily overlooked for small and medium-sized businesses over four blogs, which will help your company’s success in doing business with China. When exporting your services or selling products to a foreign market with

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Managing Your Supply Chain in China

Many small businesses rely on importing Chinese goods from exporters in order to provide products and services to their customers. It is convenient and simplifies lots of things. However, there can be some “surprises” at this convenience, which is almost no “control” over the manufacturer. Less control = More risks You may run into unwanted

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Hong Kong vs Singapore – How to choose arbitration venue for China contracts

Legal disputes can often arise between business partners operating in China, prompting the need for effective resolution mechanisms. When entering into a commercial contract with Chinese partners, two popular options for arbitration seats are Hong Kong and Singapore. The question then arises – Which seat is more advantageous for international businesses seeking to resolve legal

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What is the Foreign Investment Complaint Mechanism?

What is the Foreign Investment Complaint Mechanism? – Legal Tip of the Week – FICM 30 September, 2021 There are various channels available to foreign investors in China if they believe their lawful rights and interests have been infringed upon by an administrative body. The typical remedies available include initiating administrative reconsideration procedures or administrative

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The Importance of Contract Review for International SMEs

Entering into a contract is a serious legal process for anyone, especially small and medium enterprises entering new markets. For those who work on an international scale, particularly in China, those contracts may contain legal terms along with clauses or terms that the average business owner may not fully understand. And without a legal background,

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