I purchased scrap copper from Gansu Jiaying Trade Co.,Ltd . 1st they sent us sample and sample was as per quality. I trust them and placed order. They asked us 30% advance and 70% against BL. When container arrived at port shipping company demand for original BL. I tried to contact my supplier in China, but now they do not reply and do not respond email fax and telephone.
We choose this supplier because of the SGS have audited him and we found the certificate in SGS database. The supplier cooperate very professionally. Send the copy of B/L after shipping. After delivery, instead zinc in container, were stones. The container’s seal was OK. Careful, this is a 100% crook company!
Without the official and original Bill of Lading transferred from the seller to the buyer, the buyer can’t take possession of the goods. The suppliers have a lot of leverage when they control the B/L. If your relationship turns sour, the supplier can manipulate the situation and use this leverage to extract additional payments from you.
We had recently paid a 30% deposit of 300USD for goods that Hairong Industry Group Ltd agreed to be made ready according to our purchase order. This has ‘scam’ written all over, and we like to report this to the Chinese government, all trade sites as well. These cheats need to be stopped and brought down, as I am sure other companies have been scammed as well.