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Edie Tolchin ... Finding a Reliable & Trustworthy Manufacturer.

You’ve decided you want to manufacture on your own – perhaps licensing didn’t work out, or you want better control of the destiny of your great new idea.  How do you protect yourself and weed out the undesirable firms who claim they can produce, but fall short?  What are the top 10 questions you must be SURE to ask a prospective factory before you enter into ANY form of contract or purchase order?  This presentation is an essential piece of the product development puzzle!


Edith G. Tolchin, “The Sourcing Lady” (SM), “invented” EGT Global Tradingin 1997, with a goal to link U.S. inventors with Asian manufacturers, to provide an exclusive import service for sourcing, quality control, production testing and safety issues, manufacturing, international financing, air/ocean shipping, customs clearance arrangements, and dock-to-door delivery. Edie began her career in import and international trade in the 1970s, fresh out of NYU, with a NYC importer of frozen fish and bicycles. She has worked with both large and small importers, handling commodities from salted nuts to chemicals and waxes, to wearing apparel and toys. Ms. Tolchin holds a prestigious U.S. Customs Broker License, and has extensive experience with U.S. Customs and Customs Brokers in various products and issues, including binding rulings, duty protests and drawbacks. She is an officer on the Board of the Directors of the United Inventors Association, and is an expert in the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act’s requirements for the General Conformity Certificate and Tracking Labels.

Ms. Tolchin is co-author of Sourcing Smarts: Keeping it SIMPLE and SAFE with China Sourcing and Manufacturing, along with Don Debelak and Eric Debelak. Edie is a freelance writer for Inventors Digest Magazine. She has over 35 years of international trade experience, and has worked exclusively with China and Taiwan for the past 20 years.

EGT Global Trading specializes in offshore manufacturing services for inventions of textiles and sewn-items, bags, baby and fashion accessories, unique arts& crafts items, and household inventions. Edie Tolchin regularly provides pro bono presentations for inventors’ organizations and trade shows throughout the USA on topics such as “Importing Basics for Inventors™,” “Offshore Manufacturing for Inventors™, and on the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act.

For free brochure and lit packet, please contact: EGT Global Trading, P.O.Box 231, Florida, NY 10921 USA. Phone (845)[masked] / Fax (845)[masked], e-mail:[masked], webpage:

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  • Patrick R.

    Once again, Edie's presentation (see our "Files" page) was outstanding. She simplified the complex requirements of manufacturing and importing goods into easy to understand questions that all inventors should ask before wading into those waters.

    August 12, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Edie was very generous with sharing lots of great info. Clear, well organized presentation. Thanks!

    August 10, 2011

  • Cheryl M.

    It was an excellent presentation. I learned so much about China's
    regulations. It's nice to know Edie is so involved there. She was so pleasant, I would attend any of her lectures.

    August 9, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    The talk was short and to the point with a tremendous amount of useful information

    August 9, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    As a first-time product developer, I found this information most helpful. It has cemented my desire to license my product and now know that manufacturing a product in China will require assistance from professionals -- certainly the first time out!

    August 9, 2011

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