The service, known as ‘Your Office in China’, has been introduced to help UK companies from BJGF Federation industry sectors to source from China, saving time and money and reducing frustration. BJGF is joining forces with an experienced partner organisation with offices in both UK and China which employs a mixture of British and Chinese staff.
BJGI Manager Mike Josypenko explains: “Companies experience a range of problems in dealing with China, from poor product quality, to delays in delivery; and dealing directly with Chinese suppliers from the UK can be time-consuming and frustrating. Simple problems are sometimes magnified by distance and time differences, while language and cultural issues can make it difficult to obtain accurate information and resolve obstacles.”
Your Office in China intends to provide UK companies with eyes and ears on the ground, from initial supplier visits and assessment, product specification and negotiations; supply agreements, inspections, order processing and monitoring; through to shipping.
The package of services can be tailored to meet the specific needs of individual clients. Experienced UK and local staff, and the use of effective supply agreements, can identify and avoid issues in advance to save time and money.”
Your Office in China can be effective whether a company has existing suppliers, or is looking for new ones. The backing of the BJGF Federation means that companies can have full confidence in the service, with a guarantee of confidentiality. To find out more about Your Office in China, visit www.bjgf.org.uk/international or contact any member of the British Jewellery & Giftware International team.