How to buy from China and consolidate freight in HK

We have warehouse in Hong Kong (HK), and we would like to buy products in bulk quantities from china mainland to store in warehouse in (HK), do we need to have import/export license in HK and do custom paper works in HK?   Hong Kong is very open and you don’t need special licensing unless…

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Normally, we allow 6 weeks to deliver to Sydney on Sea Freight from the date of “Shipped on Board” in the B/L. If it takes some times more than 2 months, who is responsible for this delay ? Can we question the manufacturer who is also the shipper using their Freight forwarder, can we ask…

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Our company is considering importing a container of goods via sea through a freight forwarder. When the goods arrive at the port what is the best practice to transfer the goods from the port to our warehouse? Please note we are located in the middle of the country. Thank you Good question to ask. Too…

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Do e readers need to be CE marked for use in the UK ? What will the import duty be ? Our focus at the CSIC is on China side issues and while we have helped over 200 production classifications, I am afraid I don’t have experience with e-readers going to the UK. But I…

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Do I need a 3PL in China as well as in India? ANSWER: That depends on the incoterms of your order. For example, if you are buying DDP, then the seller will organize the logistics. If the buyer is purchasing under FOB or CIF terms, then in most cases the buyer will contract at 3rd…

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I would like to import bathroom products and other furniture items. I am new in this industry, so would even like to know from which Part of China to get good quality and cheap products which can be used in construction industry.  Is it safe to buy products just by ordering online, or should I…

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