Importing tools from China to the EU

Many Chinese manufacturers are dealing with the production of various tools. Regardless of what kind of utensils you want to import, whether they are garden, construction, or agricultural tools, you indeed will find a suitable supplier in China. Thus, importing Chinese tools keeps increasing its already great popularity worldwide. We discuss all the crucial issues of importing tools from China to the EU.

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What makes up the cost of importing from China?

In the European Union, import means acquiring goods and services outside of the EU and placing them on its market or using in this region. Importing process is complex, so the correct estimate of costs can be challenging. Below we present what makes up the cost of importing from China.

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Holidays in China 2023

During the holidays, Chinese people are primarily focused on celebrations and spending leisure time with family. Holidays we know in the West are not so popular in China and are treated the same as any other day. It’s the case, among others, for our Christmas. Moreover, China uses a lunar calendar, meaning that most of the holidays fall on different dates each year. In this article, we’ll cover traditions associated with Chinese holidays and how businesses operate during these periods.

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Importing steel from China

China is the largest manufacturer of steel in the world. The country is responsible for about half of its entire global production, breaking its own records in this industry. In February 2021, Chinese steel production raised 4.1% compared to the previous year, reaching 150.2 million tons. Importing steel from China might be a good idea for a business. However, one must take a few key factors into account. We discuss the most crucial issues associated with importing steel from China.

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Payment to an account in Hong Kong or Singapore when importing from China

When you have already chosen a product you want to import and found its manufacturer, you must pay for the order. Chinese suppliers often ask importers for payment of the amount due to the bank account not in Mainland China but, e.g., in Hong Kong, Singapore, or Vietnam. Such a situation should be a warning sign for you. Why not agree to this condition? What does it mean for an importer?

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Importing beauty products from China to the EU

Importing beauty products from China has gained popularity in recent years. We can notice more and more Asian cosmetics appearing on the western markets. This article will discuss requirements for beauty products on the European market, duty rates for such goods, their production areas in China, and more. We present all you need to know about importing beauty products from China to the EU in a nutshell.

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Importing from India

India is one of the fastest developing countries globally, while its economy is one of the most industrialized. Even though India imports more products than exports, importing from India to Europe remains popular. The most crucial for India are the car, iron and steel, aluminum, apparel, and textile industries. We discuss this country’s primary export goods, what European entrepreneurs import from there, and how to import from India.

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Importing fitness equipment from China to the EU

Since doing sport and working out became a global trend, importing fitness equipment from China to the EU has skyrocketed and remains popular. While some people do sports for their health, many treat it as one of the ways of relieving everyday life stress. That’s why the demand for such products is high, and their import may be a good idea for a profitable business. Check the duty rates and requirements for importing fitness equipment from China to the EU.

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What is OEM?

When importing from China, all entrepreneurs are faced with a choice of their business partner. We can come across various types of manufacturers, such as OEM, ODM, or OBM. These terms state the scope of the importers’ influence on the ordered goods’ project, design, and manufacturing process. We answer questions, what OEM is and why it’s worth putting your logo on a Chinese product. 

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Importing machinery from China to the EU

Machinery is one of the leading Chinese export products’ groups. It takes second place right after electrical and electronic equipment. Moreover, duty rates on machines from China are relatively low, making their import beneficial to European companies. In this article, we cover the topic of importing machinery from China to the EU. Find out what their production areas and customs rates out. Check importers’ obligations for machinery.

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