Do I really need a contract?
There is a single answer to this question and it is always “YES”!
In the case in which the manufacturer won’t stick to the contract terms, you might end up in the justice system. The Chinese legislation offers some protection in such cases, but the first thing you’ll need to do will be to prove the existing of a written contract.
For your Chinese contract, just use a simple language, but make sure you don’t miss any detail related to your desired products. Don’t overdue it and use short sentences. Never forget to stipulate manufacturer’s responsibility to exchange all products that will have any issues. Make sure the contract is signed by the key people in the manufacturer’s organization.
Make sure that the address of the factory in which your products will be produced will be mentioned in your Chinese contract! Sometimes, the suppliers are externalizing the production towards factories that use low quality materials.