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      Are Chinese only licensed to export certain products?

      Hey all. A lot of products are exported from overseas; does anyone know if the Chinese are only licensed to export certain types of products? Or can we still receive exports if they are not licensed. This seems like it could be a tricky topic, thanks for your help.
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      Finding information on Chinese export laws can definitely be tricky. But, yes, companies in China do need an export license.

      In 1980 the “Interim Rules on the Export License System” was created. This basically stated that companies that are exporting have to apply. If they are approved they then must also register with their local foreign trade departments.

      Without the proper documents the company itself will not be allowed to export the items, they instead will have to go through something along the lines of a trading corp to get you the goods.
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      How would I know if the company that I am buying from has been approved and is legally able to export the products?

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      The best way to do that would be to talk to the Chinese Supplier to see if they have the appropriate paper work. If they do not then a third party will need to be brought in.

      Some licenses like printing books, magazines etc. are only given to the big guys.

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      You bring up a very good point here EBaypro97, if the company does not have the proper permission to send out your stuff, it will have to be exported elsewhere. Generally these other trading companies do not know anything about the items. If something goes wrong there is a question of who to blame.

      On top of this, payments go through various different people and companies before the goods are sent or even started.

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      Beware, the third party exportation can sometimes result in the things you are buying made illegally than shipped to you through someone else. A lot of times no one pays attention to these practices, but a fee can be slapped on to the companies. If this happens it will take you a while to get your things.

      If the Chinese Gov’t ask for documentation and treat it as an ‘anti-piracy’ event, the buyer in the US will have to provide documentation that the company is legit. This will again push back the shipping of your items.

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      Now many chinese companies have exporting licenses.

      If your supplier doesn't have licenses, they may send you goods via courier companies in name of third parties. This is for small quantity purchasing.

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      Now,very most products do not require a case by case licenses, but China customs will check if the business is legally registered and abtain the right to export(this is not case by case license, but a long term license). Some goods may have to be inspected and a quality certificate be issued before exported.
      For small shipments, all these may be neglected.
      Not as difficult as you think. Check with your supplier.

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