Import from china to USA
Importing from China to USA and Sell on Amazon!
If you are an importer who imports from China to USA then you must be aware about US customs rules and regulations and how complex they are to deal with and time consuming. Well, we’ve been providing hassle free importing and customs clearance services experience to our hundreds of customers in the US for over 30 years.
Every country has its own customs rules and import taxes and similarly US also has import duties that are levied at the time of importing the goods and is paid by the importer of record. Customs duty vary for every product that you are importing and is also calculated based on the country of origin.
So how can we help you import from China to USA easily and start selling on Amazon or offline?
Mr. Glenn L. Lobas brings over 30 years of experience in customs clearance and freight shipping services and is also a fully licensed customs broker based in Maryland, USA.
Due to his extensive experience and relationships that he has built with chinese suppliers in the past 30 years it becomes a hassle free experience to import from China to USA for each and every client that wants to sell on amazon or offline.
Let’s have a look at the steps that you have to go through in case you are trying to import from china to USA without seeking assistance from a licensed customs clearance agent:
Step 1) Check for the laws and regulations imposed on the products that you are looking to import from China. Most of the products are allowed to be imported into the USA but there are stricter guidelines for importing agricultural products and animal by-products.
Step 2) Find qualified and trust worthy suppliers and exporters in China that deal in products that you are looking to import to USA.
Some of the most popular sources where you can find qualified suppliers are:
Step 3) Contact the suppliers that seems suitable to you and deal in products that you are looking to import from China. You must ask for details such as references of the existing customers, business license information and quality certifications to ensure that the supplier meets all the local & international manufacturing standards and regulations.
Step4) Before you place an order it is advisable that you ask for samples so that you can inspect the products for quality and ensure that it is exactly what you are looking to import from China to USA.
Step5) Make an order if you are satisfied with the product samples with the supplier. Negotiate pricing if you are placing a bulk order. Generally, for bulk orders prices are low compared to the small quantity orders.
You can also plan visiting the supplier in China as obtaining a business visa is pretty easy and enables you to physically visit the supplier’s factory.
Step6) Pay for your order. Usually, a chinese supplier would ask for 30% to 50% advance payment for putting your order into production. However, you can negotiate on the percentage of the advance payment.
You can pay through wire transfer, PayPal or escrow services that offered by Alibaba.com. It is always good to go with escrow payment types as it ensures that your funds are safe and you only pay the supplier once the ordered products reaches you.
Step7) Now comes that part which is a bit complex to handle if you do not have enough knowledge about the customs clearance guidelines and regulations in the USA. At this point you need to get in touch with a Licensed Customs Broker. A customs broker is someone who has a license and who is authorized to get your products through the customs clearance channels into the US by satisfying all the regulatory guidelines of the US customs and border protection.
Hiring a customs clearing agent makes the entire importation process smoother and much easier as he is someone who has all the necessary knowledge to do all the paper work related to the import of the goods required by the government agencies in the US. He can also help you accurately estimate the import costs and the time required to import from china to USA.
- Neglecting import guidelines and regulations can be costly as the penalties are heavy so it is always advisable to take help of a Licensed customs broker.
A licensed Customs Broker will help you with the following:
- Help you in getting all the necessary permits for importing from china to USA.
- Helps in filing ISF (Import Security Filing) – if this is ignored then penalty will be $5000 – $10,000 depending on what you are importing from china to usa.
- Gets your products through US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) – an experience customs broker can help you with filing all the necessary paperwork as per the requirements of the specific products that you are importing from China to USA and provide you with all the necessary details about the duty rates.
- Once your products are received at the port of entry (POE) then a customs broker also helps you in taking possession of your imported products which requires additional filing of the documents as per the CBP guidelines.
So, hiring a licensed customs clearing agent when looking to import from China to USA is always advised as it will save your time, money and expedite the entire process of importing products from china.
Mr. Glenn L. Lobas is a Licensed Customs Broker in Maryland, US with over 30 years of experience and helps over 200 customers regularly to import from China to USA.
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