Since the 1990s China has become the factory of the world. Today it is rather easy to source and import from China. But small importers always find it difficult to find the right suppliers with good price & quality, especially when they buy small quantity with wide range varietie. Most of the sellers on B2B platforms are local trading companies and agents and it is hard to get close to and source from the actual manufacturers. The reason for this is mainly：
Factories are not willing to unveil themselves when products have IPR (patent or copy right) issues even if it is widely acknowledged that China is producing all kinds copycat products and exporting them to every corner of the world.
Imports, manufacturing and production