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Negotiating with your Chinese supplier
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.
Importing personal items
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:
Applying for an import (ITAC) permit
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.

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