Importing daily-use ceramics from China has become a popular choice in United States. China offers different kinds of ceramic products at competitive prices.It is an attractive option for companies looking to expand their product lines or reduce manufacturing costs.

However, it is a challenge for new company to import products from China. In this blog, we’ll walk you through the process of importing products from China, offering some suggestions.

What Are the Types Of Ceramics Tableware?

    • Porcelain
    • Stoneware
    • Earthenware
    • Bone China

Research the product and supplier

Make a research and shoose a reliable supplier

Understand the Regulations For Importing Ceramics Tableware From China

Firstly,The Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP) has a basic guide for those looking to start an import export business.There are two forms you need to read:Entry manifest (CBP Form 7533) or Application and Special Permit for Immediate Delivery (CBP Form 3461)

Secondly, you need to ensure that you have the correct import documents prepared. These basic documents need to accompany any import, regardless of the type or quantity:

  • Pro forma invoice
  • Commercial invoice
  • Bill of Loading
  • Certificate of Insurance
  • Letter of credit
  • Import license (if applicable)
  • Customs bonded (if applicable)

Thirdly,you need to know FDA (The Food and Drug Administration) if you want to import ceramic foodware. FDA regulations are outlined in Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).You need to know if the tableware you import is safe for food.

Importing cost

Tariffs and taxes

There may be other taxes and surcharges, such as import duties and value-added taxes, which can increase the total cost of imports.
You can check import tax for imported products from China to the US through the Harmonised Tariff System:Here is a PDF file from United States International Trade Commission HTS CHAPTER 69 CERAMIC PRODUCTS

Other cost,like shipping and logistics,warehouse storage

Choose a suitable shipping methods: by sea, air, or land.
Use a reputable freight forwarder to handle the logistics and ensure your goods arrive safely.

International Trade Terms we used mostly

  • EX-Works
  • FOB (Free On Board)
  • DDP (Delivered Duty Paid)

You can check full details from this website:https://www.trade.gov/know-your-incoterms

Quality Control and Inspection

You can ask a third-party inspection service to make inspection to ensure the quality of your products.
Quality control: ask your supplier to give you a quality control process to check the products for defects or discrepancies.

Customs Clearance and Duties

Navigating customs clearance is essential to avoid delays and extra costs.
Customs Broker: Hire a customs broker to assist with customs clearance procedures.
Duties and Taxes: Be prepared to pay customs duties and taxes upon importation.

 

After understand alll above details,you can start your business with China manufacturer