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Starting a Chinese importation business.



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We have an idea for a new company, is it a good one....

The idea is that we “produce” architectural lighting products, eg “wall-washers” , color changing lights etc etc.
The idea is that we design a few prototype products ourselves, and then show these to politicians, heads of innovation funds, potential investors, etc etc.
They will then give us the innovation funding that we need to live……..then thinking that we are a real British Designer company......big up the Brish electronics design sector etc etc!!

At this point, we can then take our products to trade shows, where we can meet our potential customers…
When we have the customer contact details, we then bring in our associated Chinese Lighting Designer company…….they will design and make the actual products for us…at a price that the customers won’t be able to refuse. Since we will have the customer contact details, we can then match the European customers with our associated Chinese company….we then sit there and get well minted…making a fortune!!...just middle –manning the products through!

Perfect isn’t it?

Some say that the Chinese are actually, at this point, mainly interested in knocking out European Electronics design capability by flooding our market with cheap Chinese products, so that means that the Chinese company won’t even be interested in making much profit….so that means more profit for us !!!

Because I have formal electronics qualifications, I am needed to kind of make the British company look like a bona fide electronics company…which of course it will not really be….it will simply be a “middle-man”...

When we have domination of the architectural lighting market, we can then further our engineering contacts in China, and then extend our ploy into other areas like electric car chargers etc etc.
The Chinese products are of excellent quality, since the Chinese are now the world’s best power supply engineering designers. …And when we have shipped millions of products to millions of happy European customers, we can use this to attract even more customers...

There is one worry, and that is that we will have to visit China regularly in order to assure that our products are being manufactured in a suitable quality way. There is fear that we could contract coronavirus…..or even that the British government will in future ban travel to China….but we believe that COVID19 will blow over…and has already been totally eradicated in China(?)…China is now the world’s safest place for COVID19(?)...and the chinese markets where livestock are slaughtered on site and result in virus spread will simply close now?
What do you think?
Should I take the job?


What about import export licences? You taken into account the cost of setting up this type of business?