Asia-Pacific Sourcing 2023

Asia-Pacific Sourcing 2023

Asia-Pacific Sourcing 2023 is the largest platform outside of Asia that connects buyers with Asian manufacturers of home and garden tools and products. At the fair in 2023, the product range from the flourishing Asian markets will be introduced to … Read more

How to register for National Hardware Show 2023

National Hardware Show 2023 registration

National Hardware Show is the largest home and hardware-related show. It is an annual fair held in Las Vegas. During each edition, there are new products to source and innovations to explore. How to register for the National Hardware Show … Read more

China reopening for business in 2023

China reopening 2023

China ended its zero-COVID policies that have held back the economy for the past three years. Mandatory quarantine and daily flight limits were removed, though Covid testing (PCR) is still required to enter China. How to take advantage of China … Read more

Canton Fair 2023

Canton Fair 2023

The world-famous Canton Fair is back on-site! It is the first opportunity to participate in the largest fair in several years. Undoubtedly, it is the most important fair event for importers and exporters from all around the world. The oldest … Read more

Kitchen & Bath Industry Show 2023

Kitchen & Bath Industry Show 2023

The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) is the largest show dedicated to kitchen and bath design in North America. KBIS co-locates with the NAHB International Builders Show (IBS) and the National Hardware Show (NHS), which make up Design & … Read more

National Hardware Show 2023

National Hardware Show 2023

The National Hardware Show is a comprehensive event that serves the hardware and home improvement industry. It is a big networking platform that unites the industry, and every edition introduces innovations. The previous edition attracted over 700 exhibitors and 3,000 … Read more

Sourcing from China

Sourcing from China

Sourcing from China is a great way of reducing costs. Moreover, the variety of suppliers and production capacity makes it possible to manufacture anything you want in the requested quantity. Read further to get to know top tips on sourcing … Read more

Chinese New Year 2023 campaigns

Chinese New Year 2023 campaigns

Although China uses the Gregorian calendar, the dates of traditional holidays are based on the lunisolar calendar. The lunar new year is a few weeks off from the Gregorian one. Especially in Southeast Asia, it is a time of grand … Read more

China scams 2023

China scams 2023

China eases Covid restrictions, vitalizing international trade. When dealing with potential Chinese partners, it is worth being vigilant, as it is easy to come across scammers and unethical practices. One wrong step, and you could lose money. We present what … Read more

Spielwarenmesse 2023

Spielwarenmesse 2023

Spielwarenmesse is one of the world’s most important fairs in the toy industry. The trade fair is held regularly in Nuremberg, Germany, and attracts over 70,000 visitors. When will Spielwarenmesse 2023 take place? Spielwarenmesse 2023 – when and where? The … Read more

Importing wedding accessories from China to the US

Importing wedding accessories from China to the US

The wedding industry is huge and worth around USD 72 billion globally. Its sub-groups include invitations, jewelry, attire, catering, wedding cakes, photography, on-site lighting, decorations, and more. Chinese suppliers have a lot to offer in iterms of wedding accessories. This … Read more

IKEA in China 

IKEA in China

Huge population and growing middle class fuel the demand for furniture in China. One of the biggest furniture companies in the world is the Swedish brand IKEA. Lately, IKEA invested RMB 10 bn in China in e-commerce and digitalization. The … Read more

Chinese New Year 2023 and imports

Chinese New Year 2023 and imports

The festive Chinese New Year period is one of the longest holidays in China. It also means that factories halt production. If you want to import around Chinese New Year, you need to prepare for the seasonal challenges. Chinese New … Read more

Trade Shows in China 2023

Trade shows in China 2023

It’s been a few years since Chinese importers had to adapt to the new reality of difficulties in international trade. The Covid-19 pandemic had an enormous influence on methods of establishing business relations with Chinese exporters and caused almost all … Read more

Importing PV panels from China to the US

Importing PV panels from China to the US

Solar power is the fastest-growing source of electricity in the US. PV panels are a renewable energy source that generates energy every day, depending on the weather conditions. It can generate electricity and heat. China is a leading semiconductor device … Read more

Product Specification Sheet

Product specification sheet

If you want to import goods with particular requirements, good communication between you and the manufacturer is crucial. For this purpose, you have to prepare a product specification sheet for the production. In this article, we describe what should be … Read more

Importing glassware from China to the US

Importing glassware from China to the US

Glass is used in many daily-used products, from electronic devices with a screen, food containers to decorations and construction components. The US glass and glassware imports hit a record of US$9.49 Billion. On the other side of the world, China … Read more

Trade Shows in Hong Kong 2023

Trade shows in Hong Kong 2023

Hong Kong, one of the world’s largest trading economies, is also one of the leading congress and exhibition centers in Asia. Hong Kong’s excellent air connectivity allows passengers to travel comfortably, making this city a perfect location for international conventions. … Read more

Visa to China

Visa to China

As the pandemic subsides, travel restrictions are lifted. For example, the centralized quarantine for travelers to Hong Kong was lifted. China is one of many travel destinations. Can you get a tourist visa to China or any type? Read about … Read more

Holidays in Turkey 2023

Holidays in Turkey 2023

Thanks to its colorful and important history, Turkey has many meaningful holidays in its calendar, commemorating crucial moments for the Turkish people. Every year on these special days, Turkey’s citizens have an opportunity to celebrate as well as meet their … Read more

US chip ban in China

US chip ban

The United States has imposed restrictions on semiconductor technology exports to China, which may setback Chinese technological development. The US chip ban in China can harm the semiconductor supply chain and impact Taiwanese and South Korean semiconductor companies. It only … Read more

Travel to Hong Kong

Travel to Hong Kong

Hong Kong is often referred to as the gateway to China. Since it is not part of mainland China, different rules apply, for example, entry requirements. During the pandemic, Hong Kong lifted travel ban restrictions on different terms from mainland … Read more

Importing electric blankets from China to Europe

Importing electric blankets from China to Europe

Importing electric blankets from China to Europe is so popular that some factories work around the clock to keep up with orders. In January 2022, almost 190.000 electric blankets were exported from China to the European Union. In July, imports … Read more

Importing glass from China to the EU

Importing glass from China to the EU

The modern glass industry in China started in the 1920s. In the 1950s, the country produced only 1.7% of the glass in the world; now, China is the leader in glass production. During the energy crisis in Europe that led … Read more

Importing fashion accessories from China to the EU

Importing fashion accessories from China to the EU

Clothing and various types of fashion accessories remain one of the most popular industries in China for years back. The wide range of low-cost clothing and accessories is a great deal for importers. Before importing fashion accessories from China to … Read more

CBP Form 7501

CBP Form 7501

The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has been overseeing America’s borders and ports of entry since 2003. To carry out customs procedures in import into the US, you must present the CBP with many documents and pay due duties. … Read more

Importing sewing machines from China to the US

Importing sewing machines from China to the US

China is the largest exporter of sewing machines (over 15 m sets), both for household and industrial use. When sourcing such products, there are many aspects that an importer has to pay attention to. Apart from finding a reliable supplier, … Read more

Shipping rates are falling!

Shipping rates are falling

We have good news for importers: shipping rates are falling! Inventory surpluses, global port congestion, inflation, and reduced demand for cargo services from east to west cause a decline in freight rates. How much does shipping cost? Shipping rates are … Read more