Tips for a Successful Business Trip to China

Aug 8, 2022

Tips for a Successful Business Trip to China

Traveling Overseas for Business


Planning a trip can be difficult and time-consuming. When you add budget needs and work, planning a trip for business is even more complex. As a business owner working with manufacturing partners in China means you may need to travel overseas at one or more points in the supply chain process. In the preliminary stages, you may travel to meet potential partners. You may also travel to check out facilities. During the production process, quality control may be your next check mark. In the end, you may feel the need to conduct a final check on your products or see samples.

When traveling to China for business, it is important to be prepared. There are several considerations if you are traveling alone or with other people. Your trip will be much easier if you are prepared and ready in advance.


Carry Cash

Travelers can carry up to USD 5000 in and out of the country.

Prepare your passport- For short trips you can use a passport. Your passport must have at least six months of validity to be considered “current.”

Secure your appointments

Before traveling, make sure all of your meetings have been scheduled. This will help you make the most of your time in China. You should also verify that your appointments are in the correct time zone.

Check your devices

Since you will be working while in China you should ensure your devices can be used. Also, consider servicing charges when out of the country.

Prepare for the time difference

The center of China is 14 hours ahead of the center of the United States. Being aware of this time difference is not only important when scheduling meetings, but it’s important to consider the potential for jet lag.

There are many reasons to travel to China for business. If you are traveling to China to search for suppliers to create your products or to perform quality control checks, there is a better way. Working with a China sourcing agent can alleviate the need to go to China. By working with a China sourcing agent, you get to partner with a professional in China. The sourcing agent can aid you in finding the best manufacturer for your branded products. The agent will also be responsible for performing quality control checks during the production process. Partnering with a China sourcing agent leaves you the space and financial resources to work on your brand without traveling overseas, which can be both expensive and time-consuming. Here are a few additional benefits to working with a sourcing agent.

  1. They can negotiate on your behalf.
  2. They break down communication barriers.
  3. They are local, and therefore can perform duties during the day in China.
  4. They are familiar with manufacturers and can help find the best partners.
  5. They perform quality checks and can assist with any fixes to production needed.


Global Manufacturing and Sales can ease your mind when it comes to travel. We can be your sourcing partner, in the United States and China. Global Manufacturing and Sales can be your sourcing and manufacturing partner. To get in touch with us, please contact us at (732-970-7800) or email us at  info@globalmanufacturingsales.com. Ready to request a quote? Fill out our easy quote request form and a representative will be in contact soon!

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