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The Guide to Product Testing Costs When Importing from Asia

The Guide to Product Testing Costs When Importing from Asia

Today, one or more safety standards and substance regulations apply to most consumer products imported to the European Union, United States, Australia and other markets. As compliance is rather exception than rule among Chinese manufacturers, third party compliance testing is often the only way to be sure that you are not importing non-compliant, thus illegal, goods. In this article, we… Read more →

FCC Certification when Importing from China

FCC Certification when Importing from China

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulates all communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable in the United States. Electronics creates radio frequency energy by themselves, either intentionally (e.g. WiFi enabled Tablets) or unintentionally (e.g. Power Supplies). Therefore, the FCC scope of regulations also apply to most consumer electronics and electrical equipment, and not only products intentionally transmitting radio waves. In this… Read more →

US Customs Procedures Explained: A Complete Guide

Trying to get your head around US customs regulations and procedures? Not sure what a Customs bond is, or when you should submit the Bill of Lading? Getting your cargo through customs is the final step importing process, and the stakes are high. Without complying with the established customs procedures and regulations, you may face very serious complications – including costly delays and… Read more →

Shipping Scams In China: How to Protect Your Business

Shipping Scams In China: How to Protect Your Business

During the last 6 months, we have received several reports from importers being defrauded by Chinese freight forwarding companies. Since mid August, the frequency of these shipping scam reports has increased rapidly. Thus, we decided it was time to issue a warning to our readers, and explain how you can best protect your business from scammers. The scammers exploit the… Read more →

Customs Clearance Tips for Import from Yiwu, China.

Customs and Customs Papers -ask, ask, ask! Read in Advance: In most cases, you’ll need a customs clearance agent / shipping agent help you clear your orders when they arrive in unless your China agent can arrange door-to-door shipping service for you. This article is only for those who have never imported from Yiwu / China. However, if you just… Read more →

Best Products to sell on eBay

Best Products to sell on eBay

This is it – the long awaited, step-by-step guide on how to research and find profitable products to sell on eBay. It’s a lengthy guide so get yourself a cup of tea and dig in! What to sell on eBay? This question has been asked MILLIONS of times but there still isn’t a simple answer. Well, I could tell you… Read more →

How to Import Products from China

How to Import Products from China

Many of you will choose to import goods from abroad (outside the European Union). If and when you do, it’s essential to fully understand how importing works; what extra costs are involved, time frames for delivery etc. For many new traders, Importing sounds like a nightmare to go through. But in fact, it’s not that complicated at all IF you know the… Read more →

Tips for a good sourcing policy in China

It’s been over 10 years since millions of companies around the world have taken the opportunities of sourcing in China and outsourced part of their production to China. In theory the profits expected are huge but on the ground it is not as easy. Many companies will have difficulties in dealing with Chinese suppliers. I recall that sourcing is an… Read more →

How to import from China?

How to import from China?

This article is for new importers. As a sourcing agent, trading company and manufacturing business in China, we would like to share our 2 cents during years of experience selling and exporting products to overseas buyers. 1. Feasibility Study Before you start to import, you need to research the feasibility of your sourcing project. You need to set up a… Read more →