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/profile/56-afox/?do=hovercard” data-mentionid=”56″ href=”<___base_url___>/profile/56-afox/” rel=””>@afoxwhy does it have to be China?

From what you have said the purpose of choosing china is the cost of labor. It sounds like your product is very labor intensive, but otherwise requiring unskilled labor. You are also saying 100% of your product is exported back to Australia?

If this is the case, I would highly recommend checking out Philippines and their PEZA regulations. The basics are you can operate a foreign owned business. All your imports (raw materials) and exports are tax free and pass through PEZA instead of regular customs. The business is entirely tax free, and the only requirement is that you agree to use local labor. The manufacturing wage here is currently at 297peso a day (around $6 USD ) and the labor laws are heavily slanted to that of the employer.

While the country has a reputation for bad corruption (not as bad as China IMHO) being PEZA registered means you do not have to answer to any other government organisation, and everything is taken care of by PEZA.

I currently operate a mobile phone remanufacturing facility here – its labor intensive, and we have cut costs by 50% since moving it from Shenzhen last year. – PM me if you want to know more.