Linguistic and cultural differences can be a real nightmare when your goods are produced in China:
- Not knowing how to identify reliable suppliers, before and during your trip, will make you waste a very valuable time.
- Not speaking the same language, literal and metaphorically, with your suppliers and agents multiplies the chances for misunderstandings to happen.
- Not being aware of Chinese business specific mindset gives you a disadvantage for negotiating, and conflict resolutions.
- Not controlling production, quality or shipping of your goods, can have dramatic consequences for your business.