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      US and Chinese shipping agents - Looking for transport, tax and cost advice when importing from China

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      Can some one recommend a shipping company in USA or China i'm thinking to start importing from China and I want to know the costs of the transportation, customs, duty and other taxes and fees.

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      There are a lot of possibilities both large and small companies. It really depends on what volume you will be shipping.

      In my 22 years as an importer, in which my franchisees imported into four different countries, none of them ever used a shipping agent in China or the US.

      Instead they all used the suppliers' preferred shippers. One reason was that the suppliers shipped large volumes on a regular basis to customers all over the world and were able to negotiate better freight deals. I know, because I checked and was never able to match their rates. The other main reason was that the suppliers had shipments going out daily with their regular freight company and this ensured the fastest possible delivery.

      There are other aspects to this, including simplifying your importing procedures, and I explain that in my book.
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      Thank you, my supplier is now taking care of everything.

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      Glad I was able to help. Just one more thing: Make sure you are told the total cost from factory to you. There will likely be inland charges in China and in the US.
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      You'd better go to China in person. Take a visit to local factories and custom officials to judge for yourself.

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      You'd better go to China in person. Take a visit to local factories and custom officials to judge for yourself.
      Many small importers cannot afford to visit China, although that is a preferred option if possible.

      Contacting Customs officials in person in China would be nearly impossible as is the case at home also.

      My book explains how to handle customs matters very simply.
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      It's easier to have the supplier to arrange everything on the shipping part, but I will strongly suggest to look for a freight forwarder to compare the shipping cost. Also, it's good to have full control on who you will ship with and how you can ship by appointing one freight forwarder. It's a very simple process to get a right quote for the shipping. Simply just provide the cargo information such as shipping method (via ocean or air), pickup location, port of loading, port of discharge, commodity, delivery location, weight and size of shipment. Mostly, the freight forwarder will able to get the rate to you within the same day or the day after.

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