Dalian Lejia Chemical Co. Ltd
Dalian Lejia Chemical Co. Ltd, No. 8-26 Northeast Plaza , New oriental bonded zone, Dalian, China
Initial contact with the supplier:
Type of product(s) being purchased:
Blown grade HDPE
Value of the Purchase Order when the incident occurred:
12,001 to 25,000 USD
Destination market of order in question:
Type of Complaint(s):
scams & other unethical activities
Stage of relationship with the supplier at the time of the incident:
We were contacted on email directly from the supplier after we had asked Alibaba to find sources for us. In retrospect they must have hacked our data. We placed an order for their HDPE resin after multiple correspondance, checking data sheets and the website. Contact initially was open via e-mail, phone etc. We placed an order for 20mt of resin and paid the initial 30% deposit which was followed up with the balance of 70% against the BL which showed the goods we had ordered.
Once the vessel arrived the BL showed that the goods were Magnesium Sulphate. On contacting the Chinese supplier they admitted changing the BL in order to save charges in China. On clearing the goods, they were in fact Magnesium Sulphate which has a value well below what we believed we had purchased.
That dealing with Chinese companies is very difficult. We will now only operate using LC facilities and ensure the supplier has been qualified by what ever 3rd party we use etc. Maybe we will refrain in the future from trying to deal with Chinese companies if we do not obtain valid solid information.