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This might be a stupid question, but do manufactures usually answer e-mails over the weekends? I was communicating with one but they suddenly stopped answering.
 

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Businesses in China sometimes work 7 days a week, but the English speaking employees who handle exports will usually take one day off. Sometimes they will take two days break, so it is quite common for them to not answer emails on weekends.

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Thanks so much for your reply, I appreciate your time. I decided to start sourcing on made-in-china.com instead, as I've heard good things about them. I'll remain on the lookout for fake manufacturers though. :)
You will still have questions, but just go ahead and buy his sourcing book if you haven't. Will open your eyes to the multitude of places you can source and has useful links for countries along with tips and things to look out for.
 

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A lesson learned today. I was in the process to import plywood from China into the U.S. Before they were about to send samples, I was made aware by the suppliers of an “anti-dumping” duty which I've never heard of.

I was just aware of the duties via HTS codes

With a bit of research, it’s a duty of 44.77 %:wideyed: on imported plywood because of low-cost competition from China.

I was fortunate the suppliers aware of this before ordering samples and hiring an inspection audit.



Question: Is there reference/resource you can point me to, that I can catch reforms on findings like that?

I'd like to conduct as much of my own due diligence before hiring an inspection agency.
 
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Question: Is there reference/resource you can point me to, that I can catch reforms on findings like that?
I deal with the matter of anti-dumping duties in my safe sourcing and importing book, along with countless other things that you need to know.

My AMA is not like the blogs and YouTube shows by people who make themselves out to be experts. It actually provides accurate answers to questions, and as the thread title says, it is based on a lifetime of experience.

I have helped many people out the mire they have found themselves in after following the misleading advice from those online "experts."

Should you think it's worth paying under $100 to avoid costly mistakes, see my marketplace link below.

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As you will see from my reply to your PM, I am less than impressed with the company you are dealing with. They raise a lot of red flags, mostly with inconsistencies in the various companies that are supposedly part of their organization. The links to those companies are not working.

Also by checking the Bills of Lading for their shipments to the US (3 only) I discovered that one of those shipments consisted of a product totally unrelated to what they claim to be their specialized product line. The recipient of all 3 shipments is clearly a front company. That company's delivery address, supposedly head office, is different to the head office address their website displays.

I am sorry to say that I think you have lost what you paid this time.

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Turns out I didn't get scammed. I got my product as ordered, a month ago. Just took longer than promised.
 
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Turns out I didn't get scammed. I got my product as ordered, a month ago. Just took longer than promised.
I am very pleased to know that the outcome was so good for you.

Walter
 

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