Import Education

Import Duty Explained

Introduction: When you ship products to another country, recipients are asked to pay additional duties and taxes before the shipment is delivered. Governments tax shipments from other countries because they want to: Protect domestic companies from foreign competitors Control the flow of certain products Raise revenue through taxes Duties and taxes on shipments are legal Read More

Import Duty and Tax Explained

Introduction: When you ship products to another country, recipients are asked to pay additional duties and taxes before the shipment is delivered. Governments tax shipments from other countries because they want to: Protect domestic companies from foreign competitors Control the flow of certain products Raise revenue through taxes Duties and taxes on shipments are legal Read More

China Supplier asking for your EIN number?

The US Internal Revenue Service use EINs to track and collect duties and taxes. An EIN, or Employer Identification Number or Taxpayer Identification Number, is a sequence of nine numbers. Locating an EIN If you are unsure of your Employer Identification Number, you can locate it easily. Contact the Internal Revenue Service and request a Read More

Dealing with Shipping Delays

Dealing with Shipping Delays Reduce the negative effects of shipping delays on your business and protect your brand reputation when dealing with late deliveries. In January 2019, FedEx shipping delays hit 12.87% of deliveries from Canada to the US, while UPS shipping delays hit 16.16% in the same period on the same route. The same Read More

Coronavirus and International Shipping

Coronavirus and International Shipping Concerned about the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on international shipments? We here to help you navigate, so we’re pulling together as many details as possible to help figure out how shipments may be affected. The main takeaway is that production, shipping, and fulfilment from China will be majorly affected due Read More

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Importing from China – Best Practices

Importing Best Practices RULE #1 Don’t look for the lowest possible price Don’t be tempted! Significantly lower prices should raise a flag. NO such thing as the lowest price in China. Factories figure out how to reduce material quality to lower prices or to meet buyer targets. These factories are generally non-compliant for health and Read More

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Common Import Sea Freight Problems

WHY SO MANY DELAYS? Common Import Sea Freight Problems Importers can tell you that things can go wrong very quickly with ocean shipments. The majority of which are beyond their control. Things go wrong at the factory, at loading docks, at sea ports both in China and elsewhere. The list of ‘why did this happen’ Read More

Negotiate to Build

Importers: Stay away from Hard-Bargaining in China

Hard-bargaining is NOT the key to success. Threats and unreasonable demands may work in the short term but do not DEVELOP relationships. Eventually, you will need help from your factory. If you hard-bargain every time, favors won’t happen. What does hard-bargaining say about you? It says that you view each deal as either win or Read More

7 steps to Import success

7 Steps to Importing and Selling Products from China

The Chinese economy exports trillions of dollars annually. Learn the basics, follow a plan and make profit sourcing, importing and selling products online. Maybe it isn’t that easy but learning and planning around best practices can help avoid serious errors! Failing to measure twice and cut once is  a source of loss and missed opportunities. Some important Read More

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Why is my China supplier asking for my tax ID number (EIN)?

When goods enter the United States from overseas, it is considered an importation and must be cleared by Customs and Border Protection (CBP). When a company purchases goods from an overseas supplier, CBP considers them the ultimate importer. The ultimate importer can clear the goods or have a broker clear them on their behalf. If Read More

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