Deals on Chinese goods getting harder to find

Russell, Thomas
March 2008
Furniture/Today;3/31/2008, Vol. 32 Issue 30, p66
Trade Publication
The author reflects on the changes in the realm of Chinese manufacturing. He reveals that furniture producers have faced challenges on higher costs and increasing expenses of items ranging from raw materials to fuel to labor costs. He expresses that to continue business in China, buyers could find cheaper source factory and risk quality issues.


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