All importing begins with product.,The actual product is the starting point, when it comes to the import business. Go straight to the manufacturer once you identify the product you are interested in to receive a quote for the quantity desired. The easiest way to do this is with a comprehensive, search of manufacturers on the Global Sources website.
Send an inquiry to the manufacturer through Global Sources. Contacting Global Sources’ verified suppliers is a free service to the buyer! Be sure your inquiry includes detailed product specifications and the quantity you would like to import.
Upon receiving your inquiry, manufacturers will contact you directly. Based upon suppliers’ responses to your inquiry, select a few potential suppliers and request a product sample. At this point in proceedings it’s important that you take the time to establish the price, shipping and payment terms.
After receiving the samples, select a supplier you would like to work with based on product quality, price, and proposed payment terms. Contact your local international trade association and customs office to help you select a customs house broker and freight forwarder.
Do your homework on compliance issues. You must understand the relevant import compliance regulations beforehand. Besides US Customs and Border Protection, other government authorities like USDA, FDA, DOT, and ATF also regulate imports.
Place a trial order with the selected supplier through a written purchase order. In the purchase order, be sure to include a detailed description of the products, trade terms, and a list of all necessary shipping documents. Appoint an inspection company to check your goods on site in the factory. This is usually done a few days before the expected shipping date. This will minimize your risk in receiving defective or non-conforming goods.
Issue a power of attorney for your customs broker to act on your behalf when the goods arrive in your country. Track your shipment and customs clearance. Your forwarder and customs broker will take care of the logistics for transportation and customs clearance; however you may be called on for additional information.
Finally, your products have arrived! It’s time to sell your products and make some profit!
Global trade between individuals, companies and nations creates opportunities for prosperity and Darren Hamels covers all foreign manufacturers and commercial goods.
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