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Buying from China: Question about US Customs

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Joined: 11 Apr 09
2 May 09 04:41:02 pm
Hi Everybody!

I want to bring some unbranded electronics from china. I also hear a lot about US custom taking you goods. What could you advise on this topic?
How many units should I bring the first time? Are there any legal issues? Some products might look close to branded stuff, but they're all unbranded, nor do they have brand name on the packaging.

Is there any paperwork that I have to obtain from US government or/ and supplier in China to make sure that my products will not be impounded?
I also heard there are some certificates for import that I must have.

Any advice would be appreciated!


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Joined: 27 Jul 08
2 May 09 06:38:25 pm
You should contact the carriers (ie. UPS, Fedex, DHL), they'll tell you what paperwork and taxes. I probably go buy items from Link hidden: Login to view first - almost same products and prices. If you want more wholesale or dropship, you could visit ***Link Removed*** for more info.

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13 Aug 09 08:50:33 am
Hi tolyadem1,

If you click on the 'Education' Tab, under 'Importing and Shipping', you will find some great articles on importing from China to the US and other general info about importing and some helpful tips, too!

Here's the direct link:

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All the best!

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