Import from China with New Tariffs: Why Bother?

I recently received this email from a potential customer: How do you expect people to import from China when Trump keeps raising the terrifs [tariffs]? Bad time to import! It definitely seems like the world is becoming a less friendly place for international trade. New tariffs against China from the United States, harsher import rules from China Read more about Import from China with New Tariffs: Why Bother?[…]

Dealing with Suppliers when Importing from China | Sample Fees

You’ve dealt with the first few steps of importing a product from China: solidifying the product idea you have in mind and going about searching for suppliers. You may now have a short-list of suppliers you have yet to verify, or have gone through the 11 Step Verification Process (covered in Chapter 3 of How Read more about Dealing with Suppliers when Importing from China | Sample Fees[…]

Import from China | Trade Statistics with European Nations

The following data, updated as of August 2013, analyzes import and export activity with several European nations. Information was compiled from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), World Trade Organization (WTO), and government authorities. Numbers are expressed as $B USD. Country Total Merchandise Imports Total Merchandise Exports Imports from China (%) Imports Read more about Import from China | Trade Statistics with European Nations[…]

A Quick Way to Weed Out Legitimate Suppliers from Scammers When Importing from Abroad

Unfortunately, not everyone in this world is trustworthy. As in any line of business, you must be careful of who you work with when sourcing products from abroad. The risks almost seem higher when you are communicating strictly via email and phone with strangers in a foreign country whose faces you will never see and Read more about A Quick Way to Weed Out Legitimate Suppliers from Scammers When Importing from Abroad[…]

How Do I Know If My Supplier from China is a Scammer?

How To Import Kit contains 11 Essential Verification Techniques to check whether your potential supplier in China or anywhere else in the world is a scammer or legitimate business. Today, we present to you an excerpt from the True Entrepreneur’s Guide to Importing Products from Abroad chapter 3 on Verifying Suppliers: Phone Verification: Check to Read more about How Do I Know If My Supplier from China is a Scammer?[…]

Four Quick Things to Look For in Assessing the Quality of a Supplier from China

Part of assessing the quality of a supplier before you even reach the step of verification is seeing how they respond to your initial requests for information. Judging the following will help you in your assessment: Promptness: How long did it take a salesperson to respond to your query? Professionalism: Were you sent information along Read more about Four Quick Things to Look For in Assessing the Quality of a Supplier from China[…]

What It Costs to Import from China Using a Import Agent

Import agents, also known as buyers’ representatives, import consultants, or trade brokers, aim to develop long term relationships with their clients so that they can source products from their network of known suppliers and manufacturers. An import agent can help you identify the factory best suited to your needs, and usually has colleagues who have Read more about What It Costs to Import from China Using a Import Agent[…]