The Supply chain between Europe and China is broken!

  • Following two critical months in China and the on-going spread in Europe of the virus in Europe, the traditional sales channels are no longer operational;
  • Many manufacturers in China have transformed their usual production facilities into medical productions overnight (without CE certification, nor Quality Control);
  • Huge demand and fierce competition between the buyers;
  • Everybody in China is contacted and everybody wants to help in the most  disorganized way possible;
  • Transport options are limited and hyper volatile (air freight options are limited);
  • Some players, both in China and in Europe, are trying to take advantage of the situation;
  • End-users in Europe are not familiar with procurement in China;
  • Volumes or orders are too low to be considered;
  • Chinese Suppliers are solicited from all sides and want to deal only with professional buyers

The added-values of the Consortium

  • The Consortium brings together several European entrepreneurs and businesses in China and in Europe, all respected professionals in their respective fields of expertise and experienced in sourcingbuying,and expediting of products from China
  • The Consortium is a private and strictly non-for-profit for the public companies and working in complete transparency for the private sector 
  • Our purpose is to connect manufacturersof medical products inChina (Suppliers) with the end users (hospitals, medical institutions, charitable organization and other public services or private companies) in Europe (Buyers), in the most transparent and efficient manner possible
  • To avoid all conflicts buyers and suppliers cannot become member of the Consortium
  • The Consortium will not act as a trade intermediary in any way and will not assume any liability whatsoever in regard to the transactions

The services provided

Assist the Buyers

Assist the Buyers to identify and properly specify their requirements for the Products and eventually propose to consolidate their orders of products with other Buyers;

Reliable manufacturers

Identify reliable manufacturers for the specific products on the Chinese market and assess their credibility and capacity to effectively supply the requested Products;

Reliable service providers

Identify reliable service providers (custom handling, logistics, …) in and outside China when required;

Coordinate

Coordinate a workable end to end commercial and physical supply chain for the Buyers, including:

  • Facilitating communication about conditions of transaction between the Buyer and the Supplier;
  • Facilitating the conclusion and confirmation of the transaction between the Buyer and the Supplier;

Quality control

Undertake the necessary quality control of the products eventually at the manufacturers when delivery leadtime requirements make it possible;Read More »

Transactions

Facilitate the financing of the Transactions;

Transparent fees

The Consortium charges a fixed fee per transaction to the buyers to cover for its out-of-pocket expenses:

  • fee ranges between 3% to 12,5% depending on complexity of transaction;
  • maximum fee capped at 15.000 EUR per transaction for the Public Sector;
  • any money remaining available upon dissolution of the Consortium shall be transferred to the World Health Organisation fund against COVID-19.

The Members of the Consortium have committed to provide their services and assistance to the Consortium or to the Buyers directly, strictly at costs for the Public Sector and with a transparent fee for the Private Sector

The Team

Etienne Charlier

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Joaquim Frederico

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Gaëlle Grollet

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Baudouin Snel

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Philippe Snel

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Michaël Stenger

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Consortium Partners