Woah! What a stir up! I think I should step in here I've been around for quite some time now and I don't consider myself a huge supplier by any means. I would never intentionally post false information. I've been around since the days of Leford and have never released false information intentionally.
I learned this information when I jumped on board the Janty wagon and whole heartedly believe (and honestly still do) that this is fact. I spoke with a rep from China who stated although electronic cigarettes are illegal it's still easy to produce.
I was informed for example that Boge Tech is made up of sub factories. This is to help them avoid being shutdown at once. This apparently is the reason for the inconstancy in Liquid. Have you ever ordered the same flavor for months only to notice the color or taste to change? (Chinese E Liquid) This (I'm told) is because when you place your order to China via your favorite contact they send it out to one of the sub factories. You can't just pick which one it comes from. Suppliers know when you order from China especially liquid sometimes it's a crap shoot they don't always mix the flavors the same way. Looking at Leafords recent video you see him inside of a Boge factory which isn't very large. This I'm told his only one of the locations. It makes sense to be honest I doubt that small little factory could create E Liquid for most of the suppliers around the world.
We did have a shipment seized in Hong Kong (which does happen quite often) and had to re pay shipping costs. Like most suppliers I probably could have pushed China to waive the shipping fee's but it wasn't a huge deal. Back in (January I think?) Quite a few suppliers had their shipments held but ultimately had them released. Recently the Chinese Expo has put a damper on at least my shipments but this is no reason to start buying hundreds of bottles of E Liquid. (Which really wasn't my intention)
Now on the US side I still hold ground that large shipments can be hard to bring in. My point was that some consumers just don't realize how serious this is. The point was more for noobies to realize the issues at hand. Meaning that sitting around waiting for someone to "fix this issue" isn't going to help anything.
I'm honored to be part of so much discussion but please I didn't intend for this to become such a large issue.
If I am indeed incorrect about this I'll gladly bow down in embarrassment in front of the ecig community. After all I'm just human. It would be an insult to the ecig community to think releasing false information for the good of larger sales would even hold any ground. After all most of you have become every day watch dogs and kings of research. It wouldn't be worth risking my credibility over one post.
Just remember even IF the FDA really pushes the ban so long as suppliers are still sending money to China the factories will remain open. If the factories remain open smaller shipments will always have no problem piggy backing into the country. The concern will only be once suppliers can no longer purchase product. If this happens on a large enough scale the factories I would assume would shut down. (No factories no supplies)
But thanks to suppliers that mix liquid here in the US and all of the dedicated modders there will ALWAYS be a way to keep on vaping.
Again sorry for the big stir up, no large conspiracy here. But if you still feel it was a big old lie feel free to drill me here in the open. We've all gotta go through it at least once.