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      Importing Lighting Products from China to Canada - Ways to Import Lighting Products

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      I would be thankful if anyone suggest me cheapest ways (regarding tariffs) to import lighting products like chandeliers and lamps from china to Canada.

      For example with chandeliers, I am thinking of having companies in China, who send their products disassembled to Canada so that import tax would be lower and then we assemble them here to distribute.

      Please suggest would this work or would it not make a difference to send it disassembled?

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      Originally Posted by chilly731 View Post
      Hi,

      I would be thankful if anyone suggest me cheapest ways (regarding tariffs) to import lighting products like chandeliers and lamps from china to Canada.

      For example with chandeliers, I am thinking of having companies in China, who send their products disassembled to Canada so that import tax would be lower and then we assemble them here to distribute.

      Please suggest would this work or would it not make a difference to send it disassembled?

      Thanks and Regards
      Hi, Chilly,

      If it is not so urgent that you get your goods because you have plenty of time, then this would be a good way. You need to negotiate with the supplier and freight forwarder in China in advance, so as to make sure your goods can be delivered smoothly.

      Any questions you can contact me, I'll help you solve the problem.

      Thanks.

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      Many products are imported in a Completely Knocked Down (CKD) state. In all cases that I know of that makes no difference to the tariff rate, but there may be exceptions that I do not know about.

      Lighting is almost always imported CKD in order to minimize freight costs. You should remember that freight charges can be based on either weight or measurement, so if goods are bulky that can greatly increase freight cost.
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      Many products are imported in a Completely Knocked Down (CKD) state. In all cases that I know of that makes no difference to the tariff rate, but there may be exceptions that I do not know about.

      Lighting is almost always imported CKD in order to minimize freight costs. You should remember that freight charges can be based on either weight or measurement, so if goods are bulky that can greatly increase freight cost.
      Yes, I totally agree. It does not save much tariff if you import lighting in CKD stage, as there are actually not too many components in a lighting product. However, it saves transportation cost if you will buy in a large quantity. For instance, it may take 100 cartons if you import as a whole product, but will only take 50 or 60 cartons if you import in CKD state.

      When importing a complicated product, such as computers or IT devices, it does help to save much tariff to import it in CKD state. The problem is, you have to get approval from the supplier and obtain the technical drawing of how to assemble it. In many cases suppliers do not like exporting CKD because they want to protect their intellectual property.

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