Global Sources Launches Digital Trade Solutions to Help
Mainland China Suppliers Mitigate the Impact of COVID-19

(April 1, 2020 – Hong Kong) Following the decline in COVID-19 cases in mainland China, bringing the crisis there under control, an increasing number of suppliers and manufacturers are getting their business back on track. To help keep trade flows open and drive both domestic and international economic activity, Global Sources launched the Fight the Epidemic Care Plan, plus additional support to suppliers to resolutely win against this latest crisis.

“Global Sources firmly supports mainland China’s policies to stabilize foreign trade by facilitating business activity in the manufacturing industrial chain and providing aid to suppliers affected by the pandemic,” said Hu Wei, CEO of Global Sources. “Global Sources’ online solutions enable exporters to efficiently connect with quality buyers worldwide and resolve their difficulties in securing orders, fulfilling contracts, and dealing with poor international logistics.”

In partnership with local trade bureaus, Global Sources is offering free online marketing services to qualified suppliers in 34 mainland China provinces and cities, including Tianjin, Inner Mongolia, Liaoning, Jilin, Fujian, Jiangxi, Hunan, Xiamen, Wenzhou, Yiwu, Dongguan, Ningbo, Zhuhai, Henan, Hunan, Dalian, Changchun, Ningbo, Xiamen, Wenzhou, Dongguan, and Zhuhai. Beneficiaries can each receive a six-month complimentary online showcase for up to 100 products, including videos, and enjoy priority keyword and search-result ranking on any of the industry-specific verticals on These high-value sales opportunities provide suppliers access to millions of qualified overseas buyers.

Global Sources’ integrated trade services are highly trusted by buyers and suppliers
The “Verified Supplier” status and third-party audit reports establish confidence for buyers. Suppliers can easily manage orders stored on the cloud through MessageCenter, Global Sources’ inquiry management system, and upload product profiles or communicate with buyers any time via Global Sources Supplier App (version 3.0). In addition, Global Sources offers export management courses and third-party trainings to help suppliers enhance their competitiveness. This includes a recent live webcast on “How Foreign Traders Can Cope with the Epidemic,” which invited industry experts to share supply chain management and online promotion skills with more than 10,000 export managers.

As early as February, Global Sources launched its Fight the Epidemic Care Plan, providing up to an approximate RMB266 million (about US$37.5 million) war chest to help exporters and manufacturers mitigate the economic impact of COVID-19. Even during this difficult period of the COVID-19 crisis, buyers have continued to contact mainland China suppliers online, and the number of inquiries on Global Sources Online rose sharply from January to March 2020. The Global Sources website has launched a special section that displays a list of export and manufacturing companies nationwide and their status. The Global Sources O2O (online to offline) platform provides buyers new product information from verified suppliers and, at the same time, the ability to directly place sample orders. The platform’s mobile app allows buyers to make purchases anytime, anywhere.

Global Sources Online is a professional B2B trade platform with in-depth industry specialization. With more than 1.5 million users, it has become the preferred sourcing platform for high-end buyers worldwide. An internationally oriented media company and exhibition organizer based in Hong Kong for 49 years, Global Sources organizes world-class sourcing events, including the world’s largest electronics sourcing show, serving tens of millions of buyers and suppliers, and is committed to promoting global trade.

Media Contact:
Lierence Li
Phone: (852) 2814-5580