Eliminating risk when trading with China is very important. When you lower the risk you reduce the likelihood of losing money.
We appreciate that in the early days, consultancy fees are seen as an on cost and so we have a number of flexible options to suit every need. These can be based around our contract lists or completely bespoke solutions.
This can be used in any way that suits your specific needs and will include a Free initial discussion regarding the viability of your project (by telephone/email/Skype)
You can then select from the following list or whatever else you feel is important:
* Please note that the following additional charges may apply:
By telephone/email/Skype. Please send us an email with details of your project to book an appointment
For companies who have a long term strategy for doing business with China, we offer several types of contract structure. The chart below gives an example of services and budget costs
However, please contact us directly to discuss your exact requirements as many of our clients need a more bespoke approach
|Annual Service Contracts|
|Telephone Consultancy on matters relating to doing business in China|
|Accompanied visits to China (per year) (based on 5 working days, Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm)
(agreed additional charges may be incurred if the visits need travel outside Guangzhou or includes weekend work)
|1 Visit||2 Visits||3 Visits|
|On-going communication (email, tel, voip)|
|Assistance with problem resolution|
|Logistical support (arranging shipping packing goods for shipment, export documentation by third party)|
|Quality Assurance and pre delivery checks||Up to 5% of shipment||Up to 10% of shipment||Up to 25% of shipment|
|Obtaining samples and arranging shipping to you (at cost)
Please note that it is usual for samples to be paid for in advance and the cost to be deducted from a future order. We cannot help with counterfeit products
|Project Management||Shared Resource||Priority shared resource with dedicated client manager||Dedicated resource with exclusive use of an individual staff member|
|Organising formal third party inspection and certification (chargable)|
|Attending meetings with contacts on your behalf|
|Face to face consultancy meetings|
|Factory / company inspections/due diligence|
|Budget costs||*£500 per month or single up-front payment of £5000 per year (min 12 month contract)||*£600 per month or up-front payment of £6000 per year (min 12 month contract)||*£1000 per month or up-front payment of £10,000 per year (min 2 year contract)|
If you are not yet sure that trading with China is for you, or you have limited needs of our service we offer an alternative "Pay as you go" system. The cost is based on a mutually agreed man/hour basis . This service is not designed for long term, consistent use, but can be cost effective in some cases where a limited service is required
A UK company placed an order for sanitary ware in China and decided to take the risk and negotiated with the Chinese company direct. The result was that the sanitary ware was very poor quality, none were saleable and the outcome was a large cost of disposal to land fill in the UK (which was more costly than buying and shipping the product).
The client then came to use us for help. Before the next shipment, we arranged a quality assurance inspection on the consignment before the goods were paid for and dispatched. The goods were delivered and the results exactly as the client wanted.
85 Blurton Road
Tel: 01782 326027