I spoke with Glo-Bis briefly today and learned how they can help me make sure I am doing a good job choosing the correct supplier. They sell reports on companies in Asia (China but also Indonesia, etc.). Their reports verify identify of the company, that the company exists and is a legitimate registered company, that the company does what they say they do (legally filed scope of business), capital on record (but this is only verification of what the company told their own authorities), and litigation record (crucial, right?).
Have not ordered one yet.
The founder, Louise, is coming out to CT to speak on October 6 at some kind of bootcamp event, given by Connecticut China Council.