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Something You Should Take Care If You Are An Importer



Last article we share you how to import from China, today we will share you some tips that you need take care during you import the goods.


Ensure the supplier will agree to shipping under FOB terms from their nearest port or airport as this will greatly reduce your shipping costs and give you more control over the shipment. For example, if you were importing from China and the closest port to the supplier is Shanghai, you would request FOB Shanghai terms.




Keep in mind shipping by ocean is indeed quite slow, and this means that certainly requires a lot more long-term planning compared to domestic product purchases. Besides, the time required to export goods, including documentation, inland travel, customs clearance, and port or terminal handling for a container of goods can cost upto 7 days. In general, we recommend place an order at a minimum 2 months before you need your goods at your door.   


Arrange your cargo transport. There are many costs associated with shipping goods, including container fees, packaging, terminal handling, and broker fees. In order to get a complete picture of shipping costs, each of these factors should be taken into account. About this you need to find a professional freight forward company to help you about the counting.


Track your cargo and get prepared for arrival. Shipping goods internationally takes time. For example, goods shipped from China, on average, take around 14 days to reach the West Coast of United States or 30 days to reach the East Coast. During the time, check your commercial invoice, packing list, the bill of lading, and other related freight documents. If problems arise that you need to troubleshoot, you should know the steps your goods go through when being cleared by customs of your country.


Obtain your shipment. When the goods arrive, make arrangements for your customs broker to clear them through customs (and quarantine if applicable). If everything goes well, it’s your rights to pick up your shipment.


This week we share you some tips for import, hope this tips are helpful to you!!!


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