The answer to your question is highly dependent on the rules of your specific country. But generally speaking, most importers in the major markets don’t have a special import license. They do, however, engage customs brokers who are licensed to manage the movement of overseas goods into the buyer’s country. The following link explains how to find a logistics partner for this process: http://chinasourcinginfo.org/service-center/#3PL
Question answered by Mike Bellamy, host of “Ask the Experts” at the China Sourcing Information Center.
Mike Bellamy is an Advisory Board Member & Featured Blogger at the not-for-profit China Sourcing Information Center (www.ChinaSourcingInfo.org). He is also the author of, “The Essential Reference Guide to China Sourcing” (chinasourcinginfo.org/book) and founder of PassageMaker Sourcing Solutions (www.PSSchina.com )