User manual and importer’s obligations

A user manual can be quite a troublesome matter for many importers. The root of the problem is mostly the lack of knowledge about products that require such instructions. Not attaching a user manual may result in the goods being held in customs and exposing you to otherwise avoidable costs. When should an importer attach the user manual? In which language should it be issued, and what is the legal base? Check the most important issues related to the user manual and importer’s obligations.

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How to buy on Alibaba

Alibaba is a well-known shopping platform, operating on B2B principles (transaction between two or more businesses). It is different from transactions between enterprises and individual clients, referred to as B2C. Alibaba.com belongs to the Alibaba Group, which was founded in 1999 in Hangzhou by Jack Ma. The group is currently one of the largest companies globally, and the platform itself is a top-rated sourcing site. The article below will explain how to buy on Alibaba and what is worth paying attention to.

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Bankruptcies of Chinese factories

China has returned to work after coronavirus. Factories operate as usual and fulfill importers’ orders. However, not all companies managed to survive the hard period of downtime caused by the epidemic. In this regard, we want you to pay attention to the increased bankruptcies of Chinese factories. Half a million companies have already been closed. Be careful when cooperating with Chinese factories and remember to verify them.

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Incoterms 2020 FOB and CIF

International Trade Rules, widely known as Incoterms, are updated every ten years. Incoterms define the conditions for the worldwide exchange of goods, namely the allocation of costs and obligations between the buyer and the seller. The latest Incoterms 2020 came into force on January 1, 2020. Of the eleven existing rules, especially two, are widely used in import – FOB and CIF. Check what the differences between Incoterms 2020 FOB and CIF are.

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Importing single-use gloves from China

Disposable gloves come in handy in many situations. Single-use gloves are used for hand and arm protection, mainly in household cleaning, medical, forensic, automotive, scientific, food service, and industrial applications. Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, we see a great interest in importing single-use gloves from China. Therefore, we have prepared a guide for importers.

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Importing medical masks from China

Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, the demand for medial masks increased immeasurably. The production of masks has quickened up, though there is a current shortage in some hospitals. There are also little to no masks for employees in the service industry. Most masks are made in China, in total at least 50% of global production. Therefore, the import of medical masks from China is a big topic. Factories in China are working at full capacity to cover unexpected demand.

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Impact of coronavirus on Aliexpress delivery

The coronavirus epidemic is a source of concern and many doubts, for example in terms of transport and shipping. Many wonder what impact on shipments from Aliexpress coronavirus might have. We already know that parcels arriving from China are safe and do not contain the virus. Another issue is their shipping to other countries. According to our knowledge, since the situation in China has stabilized, more and more deliveries from this country reach the customers.

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Rapid coronavirus tests from China

Due to the rapidly growing coronavirus epidemic (SARS-CoV-2) worldwide, it becomes necessary to detect infected people as early as possible. In this case, rapid tests for the presence of coronavirus come to the rescue. It turns out that coronavirus tests can be imported from China. They are widely available on all kinds of Chinese sales platforms, such as Alibaba or Made in China. Great interest in this kind of product and exceptional situation cause that risk of fraud is incredibly high. 

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Importing beauty industry products from China

Recently, there has been a growing interest in Asian cosmetics, including Chinese ones. Several years ago, it would be difficult to come across an aisle in a drugstore containing cosmetics from this part of the world. Now, it is very common for a drugstore to have a dedicated section for Asian cosmetics. Aside from cosmetics, a lot of beauty industry products are imported from China. What are the crucial points when importing beauty industry products from China to the United States of America?

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