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    Import from China Newbie

    Hi I am newbie and finally looking to import from china first point Alibaba as usual I am looking to import a small box via DHL/FEDEX 4kg EXW they quoted. I have checked sites 20%VAT 4% Customs Duty Shipping My understanding is I will pay upfront then DHL/FEDEX will charge the import...
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    Question About Customs Documents

    When your seller ships your goods they go through customs. From my understanding you need a customs broker as well. How do these customs documents (ie Commercial Invoice, Packing List, Detail Sheet, Bill of Lading) make it on-board for the shipment/eventually clear customs? Does the seller...
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    I need some help understanding EXW / FOB etc and this quote...

    Hi all, This is my first experience importing from China and one of the items I'm currently getting quotes for is boxes... only 500 of them but I'm assuming it'll be a reasonable size order but I don't yet have the sizes and weights. I initially asked for shipping info if possible as this may...
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    Spotting a scammer, and how to protect yourself

    Hello, I own a small start up cosmetics brand and I am currently trying to source high quality eyeshadow palettes from china. (Just the packaging, not the eyeshadow.) I was in contact with one, and received two really beautiful samples, however after doing more research on suppliers and learning...
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    Shenzhen UTOPIA-originality Technology Co. Ltd. - Irresponsible powerbank manufacturer

    I want to warn you from doing business with Shenzhen UTOPIA-originality Technology Co. Ltd. factory and also their brand – Vegerpower. We were doing good business for 4 years straight. Our last order was for 17K powerbanks. But something happened. Since December 2018 our service started getting...
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    Shipping container purchase prices in China

    Hi, Does anyone know why shipping containers look to be more expensive to purchase in China than in the UK? I've had three prices and whilst they vary a bit all of them are more expensive than I can buy a container for in the UK. I've been importing for a good few years and thought that it would...
  7. tekue

    China to UK VAT and duty charges

    Hi I would like to import a small quantity of goods from China to the UK. Initially we are talking 100 units in small boxes. No containers. These will be imported via a Ltd company using an EORI number. What I am finding difficult to navigate are the VAT and duty costs that I need to pay once...
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    Buying (fashion) from the UK instead of China

    Hi, Would be really appreciative of any help/advice available on this topic. I run a fashion rental business - our customers rent dresses for 10 days & then return them. We currently buy 80% of stock from China, and the other 20% directly from UK brands. I am hoping to establish...
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    Hi new greetings from China

    Hi everyone! Today is my first day to be here. I'm very excited to learn from you guys. As working in a factory located in China, I always try to understand and serve customers better. This is a new channel for me. I have several years' experiences of exporting to the UK and other European...
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    Recent experience with womens clothing from China

    Hello I seem to have come to a dead end finding suitable women's clothing in UK wholesalers, I want trendy items and most packs only go up to size UK 14. Lots of my customers have been asking for UK 16. I want to stock size 6 - 16 and most 16's seem to be in the plus size market. So I have...
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    The process of importing 20ft shipping containers of goods.

    Hello, I'm hoping that someone can help me understand the process of importing goods in a 20ft shipping container. A little back story, I currently sell some fairly niche products, which are selling well on ebay. I am currently buying the products through my parents business, but they are...
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    Visiting China to Find Suppliers

    Hi, Firstly thanks for coming onto my post. I'm a seller on eBay, currently I use Aliexpress and Alibaba to buy stock, but now I'm looking to travel to China to buy stock with intention of widening my product range and also breaking into the VAT threshold turnover (to do this I need cheaper...
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    Customs duty on packaging?

    I'm having product packaging made and printed in China. It's cardboard tubes (think smarties tube) which will be printed. They will be empty as the product itself is made in the UK. Does anyone know what fees I'm looking at from Customs? Duty, VAT...? The price I've paid for the tubes and...
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    CNC machining part manufacture in China/India

    Hi Anyone have a recommendation for a company outside the UK who can do quality CNC machining. need to get costs down for the time being. PCBs we get from china are generally fine and a lot cheaper than in the UK Thanks Roy
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    High Quality Clothing

    Hi, I am looking for a High quality clothing supplier in China. I am going over to China within the next couple of months but before I go I would like to set up some meetings with some wholesalers, China is a big place so any personal recommendations would be appreciated. I must reinforce the...
  16. Erik

    122nd Canton Fair - 15 October - 4 November, 2017

    China Import and Export Fair, also known as the “Canton Fair”, is established in 1957. Co-hosted by the Ministry of Commerce of PRC and the People’s Government of Guangdong Province and organized by China Foreign Trade Centre, it is held every spring and autumn in Guangzhou, China. Canton Fair...