Chinese lanterns hanging from a tree in Manchester, UK

Chinese New Year

Chinese lanterns hanging from a tree in Manchester, UK

It’s the Chinese year of the Rat and New Year celebrations are due to commence on Saturday 25th January.  A dragon street parade in Manchester’s Chinatown is planned for Sunday 26th, if you are in the area be sure to check it out, it’s brilliant.

We regularly buy goods from China on behalf of our clients and we find that with our Chinese suppliers, the celebrations go on much longer than a weekend!  Typically, it can be four weeks before production begins again after an almost countrywide shutdown.

If you have goods that are scheduled to come in from China in late February or early March and will need to pay for prior to shipment, now is the time to contact us to put a supplier payment facility in place.