Frequently Asked Questions
How long has IMI been doing business in Asia?
IMI has been supporting the offshore manufacturing needs
of American companies since 1991.
Is IMI considered a “broker” or an “agent”?
Neither. IMI is a direct manufacturer who owns all or part
of over 250 plants in China. IMI handles all logistics including
all customs issues, duties, freight and insurance. IMI will deliver
parts or finished goods directly to your door.
What is MOFTEC and what is IMI’s relationship with
that Chinese ministry?
MOFTEC is China’s Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic
Cooperation. The US equivalent is the US Chamber of Commerce. MOFTEC
is chartered to bring global business to China. IMI is MOFTEC’s
United States representative. IMI has enjoyed a joint venture relationship
with MOFTEC since 1991. As such, IMI has assisted US companies in
forming joint ventures in Asia with the help of MOFTEC since 1991.
Does IMI have additional sourcing capabilities outside
of their network of factories and plants?
Yes. Two of the IMI hubs have full sourcing capabilities.
If the IMI network cannot manufacture it, the sourcing hubs will
find a factory that does.
Does IMI have engineering and design capabilities?
Yes. IMI has engineers skilled in various disciplines that
reside both in China and the USA.
Does IMI offer credit terms to its customers?
Yes. IMI customers with good credit will be offered terms.