1. A contract is a crucial tool to ensure your order is being executed correctly. In order to eliminate language misunderstanding, we strongly suggest you sign contract with suppliers both in English and Chinese versions. And what we have listed above are for your reference only, which doesn’t include all related contract terms.
2. There is one critically important thing you need to take into consideration while signing the contract, that’s making your supplier to stamp with red round official seal. A red seal is issued by the government and legible under the Chinese laws, whereas blue seal is not approved by Chinese laws.
3. If there is your supplier’s signature and fingerprint, that’s better. Fingerprint has a strong law effect in China, and Chinese people are used to doing in that way too. Of course, to some extent, you could take it as a leverage to gauge their sincerity about accepting your order.
4. When it comes to the Initial Production Inspection and Inline Inspection, we advice you send a third-party company to the factory. They could report back with an objective result. If no third-party inspector is available, you’d better ask the factory themselves to send you the inspection report. In that way, at least you could ensure your order is being progressing as planned, and avoid some potential quality issues.
5. The very basic step before shipment is to inspect the cargo quality. If the other is a new supplier, your best way is to send a third-party inspector to the factory, and let him report back with an average cargo quality status. You can make a confirmation or re-working decision upon the report you received. Don’t wire your payment bluntly, because in that situation there is virtually no chance for the Chinese supplier to take any responsibility after delivery, unless the other party is a pretty responsible and with a good contract.