Company checking and credentials
My company wishes to import some infant products from Netherlands and Germany before exporting them to Asia and frankly all these suppliers are sources from the internet. As you can imagine our first concern is whether these companies are indeed reliable as they claimed to be knowing that nowadays there are a lot of fraudster out there.
Does anyone know how to verify these companies (Netherlands and Germany's companies) in terms of their credentials?
Also these companies require some sort of payment upfront and we are concern that these companies are either empty shell company or they will simply take off once received our funds. Is there a way to do it in terms of payment so that our risk is minimise? (probably insurance cover?)