New to importing... need help

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kreative-labs
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2 Feb 10 06:14:10 am
I am wanting to import products from china to usa, but i have never imported products before and dont know how it works or what i need to do... to import.
I would appreciate help on importing products from china to usa.


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2 Feb 10 09:58:35 pm
Hi dilimited,

What sort of quantities are you looking to import?


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2 Feb 10 10:34:13 pm
Knowing the types of products would also be helpful dlimited, the last thing you want to get caught up in is importing a load of fakes into the US!


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2 Feb 10 11:10:14 pm
its a Alot of china products Non branded...,
foot scooters,trampolines,tents, ect...
Thinking of importing about 7,000 worth of merchandise.


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3 Feb 10 11:10:24 pm
So you've found a supplier already? If not, it's really important that you are on good terms with your supplier - especially when you are talking about that amount of money. I would actually strongly recommend importing a smaller lot of something first, just so you get a bit more experience - even if it's just a box of stuff FedExed over.

It's a good idea to Google the supplier, just to see what feedback comes up on forums, if any. Plus you should ask them a lot of questions and get lots of pics.

You'll have to negotiate your trade terms - i.e FOB, CIF etc, and get yourself a Customs Broker.

The US business advice website has a lot of really useful information about importing:
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The All Experts Import/Export forum can also be interesting, although it is UK-oriented.
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4 Feb 10 12:15:41 am
Hi dlimited,

Here's something I found in the Eductaion section which you may want to read as well:

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Cheers!


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9 Nov 10 11:44:45 pm
Hi dlimited,

Here is another article from our Education section that discusses major issues about importing from China - Link hidden: Login to view

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Hope this helps!


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