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 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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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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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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Importing Push Bubble from China

The toy industry is growing rapidly, and manufacturers continue to meet consumer demands by constantly designing new gadgets. Recently, a sensory toy called Push Bubble, also referred to as Pop It, Bubble Pop or Fidget Toy, has appeared on the market. Its main feature is its anti-stress effect, which makes it suitable for both kids and adults. What is this new toy, and what are the requirements for importing Push Bubble from China?

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How‌ ‌to‌ ‌buy‌ ‌on‌ ‌AliExpress?‌

‌The‌ ‌number‌ ‌of European customers‌ ‌on‌ Chinese‌ ‌AliExpress‌ ‌is‌ ‌‌growing continuously‌.‌ ‌That’s why we would like to introduce you to how to do your shopping on AliExpress safely and where to put your attention not to be deceived. ‌Unlike‌ ‌the‌ ‌Alibaba.com‌ ‌website,‌ ‌which‌ ‌is‌ ‌directed‌ ‌mainly‌ ‌to‌ ‌importers,‌ ‌trading‌ ‌companies‌, and‌ ‌wholesalers,‌ on ‌AliExpress,‌ ‌there are no stereotypical‌ ‌Chinese‌ ‌frauds‌ ‌like ‌changing‌ ‌a‌ ‌bank‌ ‌account number‌ ‌or‌ ‌a‌ ‌non-existent‌ ‌company‌ ‌in‌ ‌China.‌ ‌However,‌ ‌this‌ ‌does‌ ‌not‌ ‌mean‌ ‌that‌ ‌buying‌ ‌through‌ ‌AliExpress‌ ‌is‌ ‌completely‌ ‌safe.‌ ‌

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CE and test reports – what is important?

One of the critical issues in the import process is recognizing whether the goods you want to import are subject to directives and what requirements they should meet. If respective documents confirming compliance with the specified standards are not attached, the goods are likely to be held up in customs. Consequently, the goods cannot be placed on the market. However, the products could also be detained if your contractor sent counterfeit certificates that supposedly confirm the product’s compliance with EU requirements. Check what to look for in CE and test reports.

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Import from China to the EU step by step

Import from China is quite a complicated process; novice importers have to ensure they take care of many things. Starting from finding the right supplier in China, verifying the company, signing the contract, getting to know the EU standards like CE certification, organizing transport, and finally carrying out customs clearance in the destination country. These are just some of the importer’s obligations. In the following guide, “Import from China to the EU step by step,” you get to know how to import goods from China to Europe from A to Z.

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