We have many agreements to help protect your investment
- Sample Making
Ensure the right product is delivered
- Supplier Self Assessment
The Supplier Self Assessment lists all your product quality expectations
- Non-Disclosure Agreement
Protect your intellectual property when doing business with China
- Purchase Order Agreement
Build strong, productive relationships with your suppliers
- Manufacturing Agreement
Ensure consistent results and reduce risk of misunderstandings
- Exclusive Distribution
Safeguard your rights to sole distribution of the products you import from China and have sole discretion to appoint sub-distributors of the product if you choose.
You've found a supplier, believe they're reputable, and you're happy with the price. The next step is to get a sample made. After all, with everything you've put into your business so far, you don't want any major hurdles with the finished product.
The ChinaDirect Sample Making Agreement is a tried and proven document to get the right sample safely and securely shipped directly to you, on time.
How does it work?
The Sample Making Agreement contains a detailed description of the product, quantity to be supplied and cost. It also sets out specifically your and your supplier's responsibilities in regards to the manufacturing of the sample product.
The Agreement is delivered in Word format so that it can be customised to suit your requirements. It also includes the Chinese translation to minimise the risk of any misunderstandings.
Now, you could hire a solicitor or lawyer to write up an agreement like this IF you had thousands of dollars to spare for their fees AND IF you could find one who specialises in International Trade with China. Read More...
Supplier Self Assessment
The Supplier Self Assessment lists all your product quality expectations.
This form puts the responsibility onto the supplier to check his own goods, using the criteria outlined by you, prior to sending the goods to you.
Do not assume the supplier knows anything about your product, even if he is the number one supplier in the world!
If there's one thing you take out from what I'm saying, make it tell your supplier your expectations, even if it's like stating the bleeding obvious'.
The Chinese are master copiers, and they will make whatever you tell them, however, you have to tell them what you want, in detail.
Sometimes it helps to explain to the supplier why it is that you need the product to be produced this way. If you neglect to do this, the Chinese supplier may just assume that you are a "Crazy Westerner", and also conclude that they have a better way of doing it.
Introduce this form during the negotiation phase, to make your supplier clear on what you want, early in the relationship.
By doing so, you'll avoid many price increases Chinese suppliers impose along the way as they hear about your expectations, many of which were so obvious you thought they didn't require mentioning!
Then, when your supplier has produced your goods, have him complete the form and fax it to you, prior to shipping goods, so you can approve delivery, or not.
How does it work?
The Supplier Self Assessment sets out all aspects of the product to ensure every element is as it should be before shipping. It also enables the supplier to document his efficiency in an easy to follow form.
The Agreement is delivered in Word format so that it can be customised to suit your product's requirements.
It also includes the Chinese translation to minimise the risk of any misunderstandings.
Now, you could hire an engineer to draft a document like this IF you had hundreds or thousands of dollars to spare for their fees AND IF you could find one would be prepared to do this kind of work with China. Read More...
Before opening the flow of information between your business and suppliers it is vital that you protect your intellectual property.
After all, you've invested heavily in your business, decided on the right product(s), technology and processes - you can't afford to now risk any of these being copied or communicated to the competition.
But how can you avoid it?
By Using a Non-Disclosure Agreement to secure your intellectual property rights.
For the first time ever, ChinaDirect is releasing its very own Non-Disclosure Agreement that safeguards your intellectual property when importing from China.
Here are just some of the issues addressed in ChinaDirect's Non-Disclosure Agreement:
- Restricts your supplier from copying your idea
- Prevents your supplier disclosing confidential information to third parties
- Clarifies the limits of the Non-Disclosure Agreement
- Protects intellectual property from being disclosed by employees
Purchase Order Agreement
Build strong, productive relationships with your suppliers using straightforward, easy-to-understand Purchase Order Agreements, every time you place an order.
Doing business with China can be very rewarding - if it's done right. It can also be very risky. Diving in without the safeguard of having a proper Purchase Order Agreement in place can be like standing too close to a fire... you might get burnt!
Of course, spending thousands of dollars on solicitors' fees to write up your Agreements for you can take the sparkle off your business' bottom line and you may be tempted to take the risk.
Unfortunately, taking the risk also means wearing the consequences and you may find yourself unprotected if things go 'pear-shaped'.
Thankfully, and for the first time ever, ChinaDirect are making available the Agreements that we've used to successfully import from over 100 suppliers.
We supply the Agreements in both Word document format (for easy editing), and PDF format, so you've always got the original template.
And, by investing once in our Agreements they are yours to keep and use over and over again.
Use the Purchase Order Agreement when you've...
- found a supplier
- are satisfied they're reputable
- received a sample to your satisfaction,
But don't wait until this stage to own a Purchase Order Template Agreement template. Read More...
When you're getting a product made in China, the last thing you want is any misunderstanding about requirements and responsibilities of all parties.
A Manufacturing Agreement will act as an 'umbrella' agreement with your supplier, outlining all aspects of the process to ensure consistent results and reduce the risk of any misunderstandings in the future.
For the first time ever, ChinaDirect Sourcing is releasing its very own Manufacturing Agreement template that safeguards your interests when importing from China.
Here are just some of the issues addressed in ChinaDirect's Manufacturing Agreement template:
- Covenant not to Compete, ensuring your interests in the marketplace are protected
- Equipment Lease, in case you're leasing manufacturing equipment to the supplier
- Technical Information License Agreement to license technical information to the supplier
- Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights
Is your Chinese Import Business Protected? How can you avoid this scandalous occurance?
By Using an Exclusive Distribution Agreement to secure your distribution rights.
For the first time ever, ChinaDirect is releasing its very own Exclusive Distribution Agreement that safeguards your rights to sole distribution of the products you import from China. It also provides you with sole discretion to appoint sub-distributors of the product if you choose.
Here are just some of the issues addressed in ChinaDirect's Exclusive Distribution Agreement:
Defines the Territory of distribution and provides you with first right of refusal at the option to expand the Territory, enabling the Products to be sold in other countries.
- Clarifies conditions under which prices may change with reference to Purchasing Agreement
- Confirms recall procedures and responsibilities
- Sets out training requirements for all parties
- Rights and responsibilities regarding use of trademarks
- Indemnification of liability
- Technical assistance by manufacturer