As of 1st August, we (in Australia) are being charged 6% VAT for all export clearance formalities and freights prepaid in China. We pay the Chinese Freight Forwarder or the Shipping Line the VAT, and they in-turn would be paying the Chinese Taxation Office. We will also be paying tax in Australia (on the product,…

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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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I want to buy hunting and fishing knives from China.  Is there any issue getting them into Florida? ANSWER: Importing the knives is not a problem with US Customs, as long as they do not open automatically or are not switchblades which are prohibited items.  Please note there are special marking requirements for knives that…

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