How do you control the quality of malleable iron pipe fittings when you import from China

by | Nov 11, 2022 | Industry Knowledge

If you are going to outsource the manufacturing of your products to China and you are going to manage it yourself, you need to learn a lot.

You need to learn about Chinese culture, how to negotiate, how products are made. But one of the things you have to know is how to control the quality.

In this chapter, we will discuss some quality control tips for acquiring malleable iron pipe fittings from Chinese manufacturers.

1 What product defects can occur with malleable iron pipe fittings when importing from China?

Possible product problems when you import malleable iron pipe fittings are:

  • Incorrect pipe fittings size
  • Deep defects on the surface
  • Incorrect weight of pipe fittings
  • Incorrect threaded of pipe fittings
  • Poor assembly of pipe fittings
  • Incorrect coating
  • Improper packaging

2 What can you do to control product quality in China?

Quality control is a long story, but as a buyer, there are a few know-how you can quickly get started with:

  • Order according to sample

Never place an order without seeing a sample. This can avoid a lot of unnecessary hassle.

  • Make all requirements clear in the contract

If you have a request, don’t just communicate it verbally, be sure to confirm it in writing and put it in the contract.

  • Check the goods before paying the balance

The key of this tip is to inform the supplier that you will have your agent in China conduct a pre-shipment inspection before you make the final payment. This is how you will get the supplier to take your order more seriously.

Related Article: <Malleable Iron Pipe Fittings – Inspection Guide>

How to ship malleable iron pipe fittings from China?

When your product is ready to be shipped, you need to know what is the best practice.

What size of container you should choose?

There are three types of containers available, 20ft, 40ft, and 40ft HQ.

You need to decide which container to choose based on the quantity of the order.

What shipping documents are required to ship your product?

Customs requirements vary from each destination country, but usually, you will need the following shipping documents to import from China:

  • Commercial Invoice
  • Packing List
  • Certificate of Origin
  • Bill of Lading
  • Mill Test Certificate

If you purchase from several different suppliers and ship in one container, how do you arrange to ship?

You could rent a warehouse and let your suppliers send the goods there, and then arrange to load the containers. But usually, your buying agent will take care of the consolidation without additional warehouse costs.

I think all aspects of this topic have been covered, and now you should probably know about how to import malleable iron pipe fittings from China.

You can’t be too careful when importing from overseas. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. We’ll reply asap.

If you want to get a quote for malleable iron pipe fittings or need assistance from Jianzhi Group to import from China, welcome to talk to us about your project.

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