US import duty on LED lights from China

Of the various products imported from China, lighting has recently become very popular. No wonder that more and more importers are choosing LED lights from China. The LED lighting is long-lasting and consumes less energy than standard lighting. It is simply a lot more efficient than traditional lighting. Read further to familiarize yourself with the characteristic of importing LED lights to the United States from China and check the import duty on LED lights.

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Importing St. Patrick’s Day decorations from China

Although St. Patrick’s Day is not celebrated all over the world, it still catches the interest of many. It is a global celebration of Irish culture on or around March 17. On that date in 461 died St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Similar to other holidays, St. Patrick’s Day has its customs, like wearing green, drinking Irish beer and Irish whiskey, as well as going on a parade. On the market, there is a lot of St. Patrick’s Day-themed goods, many of which are made in China. Below, we present you a characteristic of importing St. Patrick’s Day decorations from China to the United States of America.

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Trademark squatting in China

Registration of your trademark in China is a basic necessity before undertaking business with China. It’s important to know that it doesn’t apply only to exporters. Importers should also remember about registering their brand if they display it on the product, packaging, or any printed materials. Why is it so important? In the Chinese trademark law, there is a rule „first to file”. It means that someone else can register your trademark. Consequently, they will deprive you of the right to use it in the territory of China. Unfortunately, trademark squatting in China is a common practice. In the article, we explain why is it crucial to register your trademark in the People’s Republic of China before someone else precedes you.

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Even a giant such as Apple had problems with the protection of the trademark in China.

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US duty rates on Valentine’s Day products from China

Every day is a perfect day to say “I love you” to your beloved ones. Although, there is no harm to dedicate entirely at least one day to spend with your significant other to celebrate the relationship. Valentine’s Day is only once in a year, and it calls for unique decorations or simply gifts. Therefore, it is natural to think of importing those goods from the world’s biggest manufacturer, which is China. We present you with a guide to importing Valentine’s Day products from China to the USA.

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Toy production area in China – Shantou

Entertainment is one of the things that make life more pleasant. From a very young age, we learn about the world by playing with toys. They are the perfect educational tools that free one’s imagination. It is very unlikely that the demand for such products will disappear. China is the biggest exporter of toys in the world and has a wide selection of those types of products. To find a reliable business partner, it is worth participating in trade fairs, whether in Shantou (which is the main toy production area in China) or nearby Guangzhou, and to personally visit the factory. It is best if visits of this type do not collide with the most important Chinese holidays, which usually don’t fall on the same date every year.

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Importing disposable tableware from China to the US

Plastics, used daily around the world, undergo slow decomposition. Especially single-use plastic plates, straws, cutlery, and similar items are contributing to severe environmental contamination. In China, the government is trying to limit the use of food contact articles made of plastic. Fortunately, there are many alternatives. More and more Chinese manufacturers of plastic items (responsible for almost 30% of global plastic production) are choosing biodegradable materials obtained from renewable natural resources. Below you will find US duty rates on disposable tableware from China and other important information when importing this kind of products.

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Importing fireworks from China to the US

To celebrate the beginning of a new year or to honor a great event and provide participants with an unforgettable experience, spectacular fireworks displays take place. As is the case with many other goods, China is the largest manufacturer of fireworks and such. The value of exported fireworks from China in 2018 was worth $866 million (accounting for 84% of all fireworks export). Below we present all the important information when importing fireworks from China to the US.

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Guangzhou fabric market

The garment is not only a practical item, protecting the body from hostile weather – putting together an outfit is a way of expressing oneself. Clothing, accessories, fibers and goods alike are at the top of China’s export list. In 2018, China’s textile exports were valued at around $ 119 billion, equivalent to 37.6% on the global market. The Pearl River Delta where Guangzhou is placed, is an area concentrating weaving factories. While in China, aside from visiting Guangzhou fabric wholesale market or a factory, you can also participate in a trade fair. It is important to remember that this type of visit should not overlap with the most important Chinese holidays, which usually don’t fall on the same date every year.

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China Holidays 2020

If you would like to come to China for business or tourist purposes, we advise you to check the dates for the China holidays 2020 beforehand to avoid unpleasant surprises. In China, there are public holidays on seven legal festivals in a year, specifically New Year’s Day, Chinese New Year, Qingming Festival, May Day, Dragon Boat Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day. Often few days proceeding or following these festivals are also non-working days. Some festivals don’t have fixed days as their dates are set based on the moon calendar, which is different from the Gregorian one. Moon-month consists of 29-30 days. The times of Chinese New Year, Qingming Festival, Dragon Boat Festival and Mid-Autumn Day fall every year on a different date. Below we present a list of China Holidays 2020.

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Electronics trade shows in China

With each passing year, there are more and more technological innovations that most of us are waiting impatiently for. New devices and software help us work more efficiently. Various machines, smartphones and home appliances are an indispensable part of everyday life. Chinese manufacturers are leading in the creation of new technology, constantly coming up with innovations. A good solution for trade companies in this industry is attending electronics trade shows in China. There, you will find many new interesting products and meet potential business partners.

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