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Mike Bellamy
Founder of the PassageMaker Group of companies and business lecturer at the China Sourcing Academy

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Practical tips on effective negotiation and creating iron-clad contracts

Expert help on how to process imports and exports smoothly

Essential advice on how to protect your intellectual property in China

Key advice for determining terms of payment before placing an order

Effectively conduct factory inspections, quality controls and product sampling

Getting from "Here" to "There": Practical tips on sourcing logistics

All you need to know about sourcing successfully from China suppliers

How to verify if a supplier is legitimate: Pointers on how to verify if a China supplier is legitimate

Advice on China taxes and VAT payments and reimbursement