CITES

One of the reasons for biodiversity loss on Earth is the wild animals and rare plants trade. Therefore, trade in specimens of selected species is restricted internationally by the Washington Convention, also known as CITES. We present who is a party to the CITES and what specimens are listed in the Convention.

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REACH regulation

The European Union has set a goal of minimizing the significant negative effects on human health and the environment caused by the production and use of chemicals. One of the measures against such effects is the REACH regulation. If you operate in the EEA (European Economic Area) as a producer or importer of goods that together contain one ton or more of chemicals (per year), you are required to record this in the REACH database. It applies to a wide variety of goods, from toys to textiles and electronic devices. Only registered substances may be put into circulation and used.

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Importing jewelry to the US

China is one of the global leaders in exporting jewelry. Chinese suppliers offer a wide variety of jewelry articles, providing a great choice for different consumers. What’s more, the demand for accessories that complement everyday look remains high. That’s why the import of these items is popular among international importers. We present all you need to know about importing jewelry to the US.

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Importing toys from China to the EU

Toys are one of the most popular products imported from China. No wonder – toys are always in demand; they are light, do not occupy a lot of space in a container, and selling them can be profitable. Importing toys from China to the EU is very popular as this country is the world’s largest manufacturer, and the prices are very low. Whether you plan to import simple plush toys or drones for children, many manufacturers of each type of toy are in China.

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Import of furniture from China to the European Union

China is one of the largest manufacturers of furniture in the world. The demand for furniture is additionally driven by the rapidly developing real estate market and the growing purchasing power of Chinese consumers. The import of furniture from China to the EU is popular due to their low duty rates, reasonable prices, and variety. Therefore, it’s worth checking out what Chinese manufacturers have to offer. We present all you need to know about importing furniture from China.

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Wenzhou – footwear production area in China

Two things significantly improve the quality of life the mattress we sleep on and shoes. Every year, footwear production is increasing to meet the needs of the growing and enriching population. About 20 billion pairs of shoes are produced annually, including almost 13 billion pairs in China alone. Wenzhou is one of the major footwear manufacturing centers in China. If you want to import goods, the common practice is to familiarize yourself with the offer of producers displaying their products in the wholesale market and then paying a visit to the factory of the selected manufacturer to get to know the products and the company’s policy. When visiting the factory, you can go to trade shows taking place in the area. The planned visit must not coincide with the most important Chinese holidays, which usually do not fall on the same date every year.

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Import of clothing from China to the European Union

China has long been one of the crucial factors influencing the textile industry’s development. It manufactures most of the garments in the world and is also the most significant textile exporter. For many importers, China is a country where one can buy many clothes and sell them with a big profit. Chinese manufacturers provide clothing both at a reasonable price and high quality. This article presents all you need to know about import of clothing from China to the EU.

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Factories in China

China is often called the World’s Factory. The reason is that China is the manufacturer producer in the world. In recent years, its value soared to an annual sum of 4 trillion USD, of which 2.5 trillion USD were exported. Due to their competitive prices and wide range of products, foreign companies often choose to source from Chinese factories. Let’s dive deep into the topic of factories in China.

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Alternatives to Alibaba

B2B (business-to-business) online shopping services allow companies to cooperate easily. The term B2B indicates the act of selling online goods between companies. Offers from Chinese suppliers can generally be found on popular websites such as Alibaba and other equally noteworthy online platforms. In this article, we will discuss the various lesser-known alternatives to Alibaba in the Chinese market.

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Importing solar panels from China to the European Union

The increasing demand for solar panels in the EU led to abolishing anti-dumping duties on photovoltaic (PV) modules from China in 2018. What’s more, the value of their VAT has also been lowered. Since then, the interest of European importers in solar panels from China has been growing as well, making the European Union its primary market for this sector. We present all you need to know about importing solar panels from China to the European Union.

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