Article provided by China Homelife Fair and China Machinex You’ve found the right Chinese supplier, you’ve sourced products for your business at the right price and according to your specifications, and you’ve received pre-production samples. Now, it’s time to close the deal and get the products back to South Africa. The process doesn’t end here.
Article provided by China Homelife Fair and China Machinex Before going into mass production of a product, it is always wise to request pre-production samples for approval. It is important to note, when placing future orders from suppliers and manufacturers, that variations in your product order may occur between pre-production samples and mass production of the product.
Article provided by China Homelife Fair and China Machinex As a small business, the Chinese manufacturing industry may be vital to the success of your business and the type of products you offer your customers. We have put together some tips together in regards to how you can go about placing your order, and what you should and shouldn’t ask for from your Chinese suppliers.
Article provided by China Homelife Fair and China Machinex It can sometimes be difficult to conduct business across the seas, when two different languages are spoken and the cultures are different i.e. the art of doing business with China can have its challenges. The Chinese have a unique way of handling business affairs, and therefore, we have put together some tips for those wanting to grow their relationship with Chinese manufacturers and suppliers.
Article provided by China Homelife Fair and China Machinex Shipping your products to South Africa from China is just as important as placing the order itself. It is valuable to understand the shipping process and the role you play as the client. We have put together some tips on how you can ship your valuable commodities both timeously and in a cost-effective manner.
Article provided by DHL Express Customs has a language all of its own, as well as terminology that can appear a little complicated at times. DHL’s glossary presents some of the more common terms you will come across when shipping dutiable goods internationally.
Article provided by DHL Express Do you want to import or export goods to South Africa? Here are six frequently asked questions from DHL, one of the leading courier companies in South Africa.
Article provided by DHL Express The import or export of personal effects takes various forms which is discussed further in this page. The export of personal effects is not as burdensome on the shipper simply because there are no payment of duty implications. However, on import, the goods (excluding motor vehicles, cigarettes, alcohol) that fall under this category are permitted to be entered into the country free of any duties or taxes provided the importer meets the following criteria:
Article provided by DHL Express ITAC – International Trade Administration Committee If an ITAC permit is required, otherwise also known as an Import Permit, it generally means that the product being imported is “used” or “second-hand” goods. Even refurbished goods are considered second-hand and therefore subject to the production of an Import Permit. This information on whether the goods are used or second-hand or not is obtained either from the commercial invoice description or the waybill description. With the exception of books and personal effects (if legitimately imported as personal effects where supporting documents such as passports with work permits or temporary or permanent residence certificates are produced), ALL used or second-hand goods require an Import Permit. If the commercial invoice incorrectly describes the product as used or second-hand, then the customer must provide an amended invoice together with a letter of explanation confirming that the goods are not used or second-hand. These documents must be scanned into the DHL imaging systems in the event of a query or audit by Customs at a later date.
Article by China Homelife Fair and China Machinex You have found the right Chinese supplier, you have sourced products for your business at the right price and according to your specifications, and you have received pre-production samples. Now, it’s time to close the deal and get the products back to South Africa. The process doesn’t end here.