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 almost three 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 750

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 importing 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

Importing home decor from China to the EU

Importing home decor from China to the EU

Home décor and appliances are daily objects most of us use. The Chinese market is known to be a great source of vast categories of home décor at reasonable prices. Chinese goods are very popular due to their low price … Read more

Importing hardware from China to the US

Importing hardware from China to the US

The hardware industry consists of wholesale manufacturers and distributors of various metallic items like chains, nuts, springs, clamps, brackets, etc. China is one of the top hardware exporters. The US, on the other hand, is one of the top importers. … Read more

Factories in Shandong Province, China

Factories in Shandong province

Shandong is a region that is said to be the cradle of Chinese civilization. Since Shandong Province is located by Bohai Bay, the area that had access to the ancient Sea Silk Road, it developed early. When looking for a … Read more

Importing solar battery storages from China to the EU

Importing solar battery storages from China to the EU

Residential photovoltaic systems are on-trend. Energy banks used in PV systems can store chemical energy for later conversion to electrical energy. With energy storage, the user can use electricity even during a power outage. China is the biggest exporter of … Read more

Importing semiconductors from China to the EU

Importing semiconductors from China to the EU

Semiconductors (integrated circuits, ICs) are key components in electronics. They are referred to as “the new oil of the 21st century” and “the brain of modern electronics.” Hong Kong is the largest exporter of semiconductors, followed by mainland China. This … Read more

Importing wind turbines from China to the EU

Importing wind turbines from China to the EU

Wind turbines are devices that are an essential element of a wind farm. Wind turbines used in residential applications are becoming increasingly popular since they can provide an uninterrupted power source. The energy that moves the blades in the wind … Read more

Alibaba layoffs

Alibaba layoffs

Alibaba layoffs in the second quarter of 2022 reached nearly 10,000. The reduced number of employees will allow the tech giant to achieve better financial results at this challenging time. The slowing economic growth of China’s economic partners may further … Read more

Importing jewellery from China to the EU

Importing jewellery from China to the EU

China is one of the leading exporters of jewellery, offering a wide choice of products, such as earrings, necklaces, rings, and more. Chinese manufacturers’ diversified offer ensures that every entrepreneur finds something interesting for their business. No wonder the Chinese … Read more

First Evergrande’s car

First Evergrande's car

Evergrande has a lot of debt and plans to restore the company’s financial health with the automobile business. From now Evergrande’s first car can be preordered, which is a luxury electric SUV called Hengchi 5. Will the automobile business save … Read more

Goods from China

Goods from China

Importing goods from China is a multi-step process that requires an importer’s remarkable thoroughness and responsibility. The lack of necessary knowledge can result in enormous financial losses. Thus, before you start importing, you must know all its steps to prepare … Read more

China’s first solar-powered vehicle

China’s first solar-powered vehicle

There have been many attempts to make the ultimate solar-powered vehicle. A team from Tianjin in China created a solar vehicle that runs only on energy from the sun. How is the Tianjin solar car, China’s first solar-powered car, performing? … Read more

Importing disposable tableware from China to the EU

Importing disposable tableware from China

The damage that plastic packaging, tableware, and other products have caused to the natural environment is irreversible. However, the European Union has already implemented some measures restricting the use of such goods to prevent further disastrous consequences. The Chinese government, … Read more

Factories in Fujian Province, China

Factories in Fujian Province

China is the largest manufacturer in the world. Some Chinese cities (and even counties) have specialized in producing specific goods. The export regions are mainly coastal provinces such as Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Guangdong, and Fujian. It is easier to find a … Read more

Importing fashion accessories to the US

Importing fashion accessories from China to the US

Clothing and various fashion accessories are one of the most popular items imported from China. In addition to the wide range of fashion accessories offered by Chinese manufacturers, the prices are relatively low for good quality. When importing fashion accessories … Read more

Importing electric car chargers from China to the EU

Importing electric car chargers from China to the EU

Traditional road traffic has a negative impact on the climate and health, which is why electrification of transportation with electric cars and vehicles is so important. One of the electromobility challenges is EV-charging infrastructure, whether public or private at home … Read more