The HTS code, or the Harmonized Tariff Schedule, is a code used to classify and define products in international trade. Each code has between 8-10 digits, the first 6 being an HS code, also called the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System. The code is used by all members of the World Customs Organization (WCO). The HTS is explicitly used for imports and exports in and out of the United States.Continue reading
It would be unimaginable to live in a world where textiles are non-existent. We dress up and decorate our surroundings with fabrics. Around 83% of the globally produced textiles come from China. The largest production area of fabrics in China is in Keqiao. A quarter of global textile production is sold there on the wholesale market. When choosing a Chinese textile manufacturer, it is worth going to such a market to get to know the products, and then pay a visit to the factory of the company you are interested in. These types of visits can be combined with participation in trade shows, where you can also compare offers. Remember to choose the date of visit wisely –it should not be on the same day as the most important Chinese holidays, which usually don’t fall on the same date every year.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
Children quickly grow out of their wardrobe and shoes, which is why there is a huge demand for children’s clothes and accessories. China is the largest producer and exporter of clothing. In 2017 the value of the Chinese children’s clothing market was USD 26 billion. Zhili, known as the “city of children’s clothing”, stands out as the main children’s clothing production area in China. When thinking about importing this type of goods, it is worth looking into the offers of many manufacturers presenting their products in wholesale markets. Meeting the factory representative can be followed by visiting the factory. It is also common practice to participate in trade shows, for example in nearby Shanghai. It should be remembered, however, that such visits should not be paid during the most important Chinese holidays, which usually don’t fall on the same date every year.Continue reading
Amid the spread of the coronavirus, some stores are running out of hand sanitizers. For this reason, we see a great interest in importing hand sanitizers from China. For entrepreneurs planning to import this type of product, we have collected and prepared useful information.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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?Continue reading
Footwear is an indispensable element of our everyday life. What is more, different occasions and circumstances require different kinds of shoes to protect or embellish our feet. After all, we cannot wear trainers for a business meeting or high heels for a mountain hike. That is why the footwear industry is significant and expanding according to consumer needs. Moreover, entrepreneurs are willing to turn to Chinese producers, as they offer goods of increasing quality at reasonable prices. Having considered the needs of those who are planning to import footwear from China, we would like to present a handful of useful information. One of the most crucial is the US tariffs on shoes from China.Continue reading
It would seem like it is harder and harder to stay healthy in this day and age. It is no surprise that the number of people interested in sports is increasing. One of the best things you can do for your body is to exercise with gym equipment. There is a higher demand for specific products; thus, among importers, importing fitness equipment from China to the US becomes more popular.
Pets can be the best medicine. It has been proven that owning a pet brings benefits to the owner’s health. It decreases not only depression and anxiety but also the risk of a heart attack. As it improves the quality of life, it would be beneficial to take proper care of the pet. On the market, there is a lot of pet supplies and accessories that will make the pet’s life more enjoyable. Below, we present you a characteristic of importing pet accessories from China to the United States.