U.S. Customs Fees for importing from China

 
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maqsmart
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9 Jan 08 08:45:31 pm
I am trying to make a sample purchase from a supplier I found in China. If my sample purchase goes well, I would like to make additional purchases. When the supplier ships the mechandize, What I am not sure about is the type of customs fee I will have to pay, if any and how that process works.

Looking for inputs/advise from someone who has done it before and is located in the U.S.

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9 Jan 08 09:41:40 pm
Well, it depends on what items you've ordered. If it a large package it's a pretty sure bet that customs will stop it especially if it's apparel. Usually the smaller the package the better chances you have that it will pass through. My suppliers know not to package in large boxes. I have never been inflicted with any additional customs fees so i can't help you out with that. Good luck.

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9 Jan 08 11:14:57 pm
To be specific, I would like to order between Qty 5-20 MP3/MP4 players for each purchase. I suspect that this wouldn't be packaged in large boxes but I can certainly instruct my supplier to pack in smal boxes or box.

By the way, if U.S. customs fees are required...who contacts me for the fees and how do I pay the fees?

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designerthriftshop
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10 Jan 08 02:49:41 pm
When your item is delivered the postman will ask you for additional monies or you may get a bill.

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bacpro
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10 Jan 08 07:53:37 pm
Have your supplier ship by EMS and on the discription have the supplier indicate
that the items are samples or replacement parts and are not for
resale.

John(bacpro)
PS: If they ship by DHL or FEx, you will be asked to fill out all kinds forms...EMS hands over to our USPS>>>>Sign & deliver


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designerthriftshop
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10 Jan 08 08:12:28 pm
Great tip John! I'll remember that next time I order!

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10 Jan 08 09:13:23 pm
Most shipments I get from China are marked Gift or as John stated not for resale. Im not sure how wise it is to falsely mark customs documents (not really your problem) but many large orders later I have never had to pay a duty.

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13 Jan 08 06:17:41 pm
I have had to pay the customs fee before and the fee for my product was over $150, which was almost how much i paid for the items alone.....it is pretty much a random selection, but marking them as gifts and small packages also help

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shayel
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6 Feb 08 12:37:18 am
I am new to buying from China can somebody please help me I do not know where to start.

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ehte-h
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8 Feb 08 10:58:12 pm
does the same apply to the UK?

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9 Nov 10 11:52:58 pm
does the same apply to the UK?


Hi ehte-h,

If you mean importing into the UK, this Education article will help - Link hidden: Login to view

And for more information, you can go to Link hidden: Login to view

Cheers!


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25 Nov 10 04:31:12 am
designerthriftshop,

you said "If it a large package it's a pretty sure bet that customs will stop it especially if it's apparel." how come they will stop apparel?

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