Edie's Biography

Edith G. Tolchin, “The Sourcing Lady” (SM), “invented” EGT Global Trading in 1997, with a goal to link U.S. inventors with Asian manufacturers, to provide an exclusive import service for sourcing, quality control, production testing and safety issues, manufacturing, international financing, air/ocean shipping, customs clearance arrangements, and dock-to-door delivery. Edie began her career in import and international trade, fresh out of New York University, with a New York City importer of frozen fish and bicycles. She has worked with both large and small importers, handling commodities from salted nuts to chemicals and waxes, to wearing apparel and toys. Ms. Tolchin holds a prestigious U.S. Customs Broker License, and has extensive experience with U.S. Customs and customs brokers in various products and issues, including binding rulings, duty protests and drawbacks. She is an expert in the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act’s requirements for product safety issues, the General Conformity Certificate and Tracking Labels. 

            Ms. Tolchin is co-author of Sourcing Smarts:  Keeping it SIMPLE and SAFE with China Sourcing and Manufacturing, along with Don Debelak and Eric Debelak. Edie is contributing editor and freelance writer for Inventors Digest Magazine, as well as contributing writer for Entrepreneur.com. A few years ago, Edie enjoyed serving as business columnist in charge of “Striking a Simple Balance” for the Times-Herald Record in Orange County, NY. She was also a freelance writer for Orange Magazine and Hudson Valley Life.

         EGT Global Trading specializes in offshore manufacturing services for inventions of textiles and sewn-items, bags, baby and fashion accessories, unique arts & crafts items, and household inventions. Edie Tolchin regularly provides pro bono presentations for inventors’ organizations and trade shows throughout the U.S.A. on topics such as “Importing Basics for Inventors™,” “Offshore Manufacturing for Inventors™, and on the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act. Edie has over 35 years of international trade experience, and has worked exclusively with factories in China and Taiwan since 1990.

           Edie is very proud of her newest creation, the world’s greatest inventor’s book: Secrets of Successful Inventing: From Concept to Commerce (Square One Publishers, 2015). For further information, please go to: www.secretsofsuccessfulinventing.com.