How to Import from China

Doing Business in China

Are you interested in importing from China? Let our professional team assist you. Importing from China has never been easy with the guidance of this Book. We are helping you to build your own extroardinary importing business. Proper guidance and easy to follow system will assist you obtain valuable Chinese products within your reach and fingertips. This Book contains valuable information and useful resources, such as detailed step by step importing procedure, language translation, ChineseTradition & Customs, Mass Production & Quality Control, Chinese Holidays, Chinese Zodiac, Feasibility Check, EDI in International Trade etc.. specially designed for western importing companies who want to initiate business relation with China.

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Copyright © 2013 by Richard Tong

Xlibris International Corporation, Bloomington, Indiana, USA

ISBN: Ebook 978-1-4836-1913-9

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

As Business Director and Founder of Australia Jada International Trading Company, Mr. Richard Tong has rich experience in International Trade.
After completion of Bachelor degree of Business Administration from university, before settling in Australia, he had held important entrepreneurial role in China Technical Import & Export Corporation for 5 years.
Mr. Richard Tong has Chinese background. He understands Chinese culture very well and can speak fluent Mandarin and some Chinese dialects.

He also has competent proficiency level of English language. His work can be the bridge between East and West. It can be the milestone for people in western countries, but also many other English speaking countries who are hoping for developing the business relation with China. It will also help many westerners who are eager to know more about Chinese culture.

Any questions, please contact us lechuantong@gmail.com. We will provide similar eBooks and education courses to assist you to solve all your problems of importing from China. 
Whether you are newbie in Import & Export industry who are interested in importing and exporting or you are professional at import & export, this book can help you to fast track to international business success!

------- TABLE OF CONTENTS -------

Part One – Preface

About the Author …………………………………………….11

How to Use this Book ………………………………………14

Part Two – In Depth Study of Importing Procedure

Import from China Feasibility Check ………………….19

Product Sourcing from China …………………………….29

Building Relationship with Chinese Suppliers ………40

Sampling Process ……………………………………………….60

Helpful Hints Before You Import ………………………….65

Begin the Ordering Process …………………………………..83

Mass Production & Quality Control ……………………….94

Container Shipping Arrangement …………………………..107

Customs Clearance Documentation ………………………..116

Categorization of Goods & GST …………………………….129

Contract Dispute Settlement …………………………………..147

Find Resellers for Your Product ………………………………152

Part Three – Case Study & Practical Strategies

International Trade Case Study ………………………….157

Electronic Data Interchange – EDI in International Trade ….168

Import Toy Products from Top Toy Wholesale Markets in China ….183

Import from China Relevant Articles

China Business Scams And How To Avoid Them  …..188

Who Should Own Your China IP? Maybe Not You …..193

The Due Diligence Basics ……………………………………….196

China’s Detention Of Foreigner For Alleged Customs Violation Should Be A Strong Warning …204

Part Four – Appendix & References

About China ……………………………………………………217

Public Holidays in China …………………………………..226

Chinese Zodiac …………………………………………………232

Chinese & English Language Translation …………….237

Set Freight Container Dimensions ………………………244

International Trade Glossary of Terms …………………250

TESTIMONIAL 1

This letter is to state that Richard Tong has been a supplier of Asset Plant & Machinery since 2008 and will continue to supply for us in the future. He has delivered a quality product at a competitive price with little if any issues pertaining to the deliveries.

We would be happy to recommend his services to other companies.

Simon Bowyer
General Manager
Asset Plant & Machinery

TESTIMONIAL 2

This is to certify that our company has dealt with Mr. Richard Tong very satisfactorily since 2006 importing Tools from China. Mr. Tong has proved to be most reliable and has represented us to factoies to supply us good quality tools and we belive that he has negotiated the most favorable price available on our behalf. He is courteous and helpful. One of his skills is seeking new products for our range.

I wish Richard and his business well in the future and am very pleased to recommend him.

Howard Perkins
Director

Thanks for joining me on this journey! In order to create very clear venation for you as reader and international business learner, this book has been formatted into an easy to follow step by step system.

In this book, you will find the breakdown of a well planned system of importing from China. This detailed procedure has evolved over decades, utilising the practices from well experienced international trading partners. There is no absolute typical method to use this book. You may choose to read the chapters in order or you may skip around, reading different chapters with certain contents of view points at different times. To get the most value out of this book, you can keep it where you work and refer to it frequently throughout the whole importing process. The sole purpose of this book is to help you and show you how to have competitively priced, high quality Chinese products delivered to your warehouse door under proper guidance with minimum efforts and costs.

After putting efforts on memorizing the ideas, terms and principles, you should apply them immediately. Instead of putting your business plan on the shelf, you should take actions. The more action you take right now, the more you and your company can harvest the result and benefiting from importing from China. When this book is nearly to be competed, I could hardly control my excitement and joy in knowing the collaboration of very best material and ideas which was going to be in this one book which would be the tools for personal business excellence at their fingertips. Building an extraordinary business is the waging efforts of numerous people from across the globe. In the chapters that follow, you will be exposed to a wide variety of ideas, terms, techniques and experiences which have all been designed to help you make your business truly extraordinary.

Thank you for purchasing this book and good luck with your importing! Enjoy the program!

Helpful Tips Before You Import

Whether you would like to make a few hundred dollars extra each month, or are looking for a full-time business to take you away from the stress, you owe it to yourself to take a good look at this business model. Do it now!

1. Is there a local market for the goods you want to import?
2. Are you legally able to import these items into your own country?
3. The costs of importing
4. Is importing actually cost effective?
5. Can you afford to import?
6. The risks of importing
7. Dealing with exchange rate fluctuations
8. Choosing a reliable overseas supplier
9. Dealing with overseas suppliers
10. Trading terms and customs requirements