Doing business domestically or internationally always carries a risk, however in the case of China this risk seems higher. Unfortunately we have seen and experienced frequent fraudulent attempts and scam attempts. Products which are delivered late, containers filled with bricks instead of the actual product or products of a lower quality are just some examples. When trading with China you’ll want to limit these risks as much as possible.
Scams most often occur when payment is made up front to the Chinese dealer. Goods often are delivered on time, but aren’t conform the quality as contracted and paid for. Many scams are performed by middlemen who often don’t work for the company and disappear as soon as the money arrives.