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.‌ ‌

How to buy on AliExpress?
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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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