How to import from China without problems
Import from China is an activity that request a specific knowledges and it entails a set of analysis: extricate yourself between one hundred of suppliers and an extended range of possible approaches isn’t easy. If you trust in us, we will carry out a reseach on main Chinese databases.
We’ll send you suppliers’list selected according to yours indications.
In the report, for each suppliers, we’ll valorize following sectors:
- Supplier’s name
- Business licence and enrolment’s year
- Products’ compliance certificate
- Quality management certifate
- Type of products
- Prices concerning products’ customization
- Minimum numbers required
- Delivering time
- Restitution terms of merchandise’s price
Imports from China: costs, taxes and certifications
You must choose right supplier for own needs and also set up a contact with him to import from China, but it request real fleasibility’s valutation of whole operation. It is necessary consider restitution terms, possible tax of Chinese law, specific certifications of possible costs that you must obtain in addition to supplier’s certification. It isn’t infrequent that Chinese business owner’s certifications aren’t right for merchandise import in Italian market or it couldn’t updated to latest law.
Import from China: prices, minumum numbers, quality service
Import from China isn’t always mean find the best price. It is necessary to explain that Chinese suppliers attribute price based on request quantity and, generally discounts are applied with very tight margins. Beyond price it is necessary to consider offerted service’s completeness and this isn’t always easy. In this phase, the presence of staff in the place is essential rule, because local operators can give a skilled opinion.
Contract, samples, production control, payment security
When you decide to subscribe a contract with Chinese suppliers, you must make sure of it is definited in each part. Thanks to gain experience in years of negotiations, we can support the customer identifying all criticality and convert them in specific contractual clauses that save our assisted from possible hidden risks.
Thanks to our support and our presence we can prevent possible payment frauds and possible problems of products’ quality.
Especially, if export is across our subsidiary in China that stand in export agent, it will possible manage storage payment and supplier balance with greater guarantee and caution. Naturally, it doesn’t exist only bank transfer to pay foreign suppliers; there are many others ways with different level of safeguard for buyer or for supplier. Only after precise analysis of business and credit criticalities of import Italian company and foreign export’s reliability, it will possible express a pertinent opinion.
The samples is very important especially for first contact with supplier: but also this step has criticality tied to realization’s possibility, shipping samples costs and anothers. Also in this phase we can intervene suggesting the best solution for our customers to reduce transport costs and shipping time of samples and/or prototypes.
Another fondamental phase is quality control. Import is so much extended sector that it is necessary an import company’s extensive analysis, then you can decide betrween standard quality control and specific test to examine technical characteristic of articles. Generally quality controls are required in two moments of import processe: during production phase and before merchandise departure.
Transport and its criticality: costs, time and insurance safeguard
Negotiation of supply’s restitution terms with foreign export is an important cost factor; you must choose if delivery take place by sea, by plane or both. The best solution depend on business deal: if it is complete cargo or partial supply. Each situation request a specific solution.
The choice of spedition is naturally based on type of product, delivery time, import business needs.
During transport merchandise can be damaged. We support customer to stipulate the best insurance policy before the delivery and we inform him in detail on costs and covered risks.
Arrival merchandise and destination: entirety documentation and customs processes.
When merchandise arrives at destination, to implement customs processes it is necessary, in first time, to be in possession of documents that demonstrate commodities’property ( cargo’s policy), and everyone customs authority required titles. In this phase is very important choose a reliable and expert delivery, able to ease a fast customs clereance, to prevent additional costs and, not rarely, unexpecteds carriage import business.
Import from India and another countries
We are involved in india since 2003, with an office that follows the productions and export beyond border. The same criticalities of China imports concern also commercial exchanges with India. There aren’t real differences buti t is always necessary an accurate production control.
We aren’t in the place with an office and a staff in remaining countries, but we can support customer thanks to extended experience that we have learn during the years and continuous business formation. Our concentration for business internalization permit us to support the operators that import from whatever different countries.
Consultation for export and other services.
During the years we have dealt with import from different countries on behalf of Italian business company; but import from Asian countries, particolarly China, is since forever our core business. However our know-how and our continuous update of business problems and internalization pmi can offer supplementary services to many business companies:
- Italian Business export Management to acquired or potential foreign customers and brokerage between companies and commercial foreign operators;
- Establishment/Organization of foreign import office;
- Staff support already working in other markerts;
- Pratic formation courses of import manager
Services to companies working in the main Asian countries:
- Suppliers reserarch
- Supplier valutation
- Import process management
- Trading service
- Samples management
- Delivery and customs consultation.
- Import from other countries
- Formation courses
- Grafic support and brand/product personalization.
Additional service for interested companies about production and foreign import.
About production and foreign import, we can’t execute some customers services; in detail: not ordinary quality control, particular certifications required from origin country, laboratory test, commercial informations’ validation and its documents emitted by public offices or devoted authority.
There are skilled companies that offer this services with specific rates. However we can support you to access single service, easying import operation. Access management in some of these services has already included in import process costs.