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6 Tips for Start-ups Wanting to Take Advantage of the Free Trade Agreement to Source from China
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6 Tips for Start-ups Wanting to Take Advantage of the Free Trade Agreement to Source from China

With the signing of the free trade agreement (CHAFTA) there is a big opportunity for Australian...

To Sea or not to Sea....
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To Sea or not to Sea....

The cost to actually get your product from an offshore manufacturer into your warehouse  can...

Relationship advice for offshore manufacturing
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Relationship advice for offshore manufacturing

Long distance relationships are hard. You wonder what they are doing, lie awake at night...

If you’re not high value-adding, you’re adding nothing
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If you’re not high value-adding, you’re adding nothing

We are all looking for high value-added products even if we don’t want to admit it. I’m not...

Innovative tools for SMEs: broaden your horizons
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Innovative tools for SMEs: broaden your horizons

The situation facing a business wanting to export or import can be hard to navigate. Even the basic...

Where to for the Aussie dollar in 2016?
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Where to for the Aussie dollar in 2016?

LAST YEAR saw the Aussie Dollar fall by around 10% from about 0.8160 at the start of the year to...

What do horse blankets, wind turbines and Brazilian beach bats have in common?
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What do horse blankets, wind turbines and Brazilian beach bats have in common?

They're all things Hornet have imported from China, that's what! People are always asking what...

Minimum Order Quantities - 'it depends'
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Minimum Order Quantities - 'it depends'

All factories have a minimum order quantity.  If you want to order more, there’s no problem, but if...

Nothing like the Sample.
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Nothing like the Sample.

Sampling is a vital part of manufacturing. You want to see if the manufacturer is in fact...

Understanding Import and Export Tariffs
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Understanding Import and Export Tariffs

Before you can think about importing or exporting a product, you need to understand how it is...