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China Importing Must Know-Documents to Fill When Imprting Christmas Products from China

China is a major manufacturer of Christmas decorations and lights, which is a well-known Christmas manufacturing country for importers. If you want to imprt christmas products from China this year, our article will let you know what documents you need to pay attention to when Imprting Christmas Products from China, so that you Imprting Christmas Products before the Christmas season every year.

Please note that all these documents are provided by your freight forwarder or supplier.

invoice

Invoices are used to declare the customs value of goods to calculate import duties, VAT (EU) or GST (Australia) and other import taxes. If the value of your goods is high, you should provide an invoice to the customs for customs clearance. The invoice can be in the form of your own printing. Of course, it is better to quote a lower price. If it is too high, it will involve taxation. The content of commercial invoice includes product description, quantity, unit cost and total value.

The specific details to be filled in are:

Importer (consignee)

Product Description

Customs code

Quantity

Unit Price

Total Price

The invoice is usually issued by the supplier and sent to you or your freight forwarder, which can be sent by express or electronic way

 together with all other transportation and customs documents.

Packing List

Packing List generally refers to the list of goods provided by the seller to the buyer. It is mainly used as the evidence of customs, importers and other inspection, and can also be used as a supplement to commercial invoices to indicate the weight, volume and size of each box of various specifications of goods. The packing list is a supplementary document of the invoice, which lists the details of the packing matters agreed by the buyer and the seller in the letter of credit (or contract), so that the foreign buyer can provide the customs to inspect and check the goods when the goods arrive at the port of destination. Usually, the relevant contents can be listed on the commercial invoice, but when the letter of credit has clear requirements, it must be made in strict accordance with the letter of credit.

Specific details to be filled in:

Product Name/Description

Quantity

Volume

Size/Weight

The packing list is issued by the freight forwarder or provided by the supplier and can be sent by express or electronic form together with all other shipping and customs documents.

Certificate of Origin(CO)

The CO is a document certifying that the goods originated in a specific country or region and enjoy the normal tariff treatment of the importing country. It is very important to enjoy the preferential tariff certificate of origin. Without the certificate of origin, there can be no tariff reduction or exemption. Many countries, such as Australia, offer preferential import tariffs to some countries, sometimes as low as zero. Such reductions could be negotiated as part of free trade agreements or provided by developed countries to support poor and developing countries.

Details to be confirmed:

Importer (consignee)

Manufacturer/Exporter

Transportation mode and route

Product Description

Quantity

The supplier will apply to the local authority of the manufacturing country for the CO. Your supplier cannot “self certify” the country of origin. In addition, the customs authorities of the country of destination will require the certificate to be stamped by the authorities of the country of origin.

Bill of Lading(B/L)

The B/L is the basis for handling the rights and obligations of both parties in transportation between the carrier and the shipper. Although generally it is not a contract signed by both parties, the main items constituting the contract, such as ship name, sailing date, route, port call and other relevant freight items, are well known to have freight rates and transportation conditions, and the carrier also stipulates them in advance. Therefore, the contract is deemed to be established when the shipper or its agent booked the shipping space with the carrier. Although the contents of the terms are drafted by the carrier unilaterally, the shipper should also consider that both parties have agreed, which is the contract of carriage.

The B/L is the main shipping document issued by your freight forwarder. The bill of lading is also a receipt confirming that the shipping company has received the goods. The bill of lading document includes information about the importer (consignee), transportation company, Incoterms and product type.

Please note that the B/L has a unique number that can be used to track the goods online.

Details to be confirmed:

Importer (consignee)

Shipping company

Incoterms

ITEM

Quantity

B/L No

The B/L is issued by the freight forwarder and can be sent by express or electronic means together with all other transport and customs documents.

If you still don’t know much about the Importing Christmas products from China, please contact Sellers Union, a professional export company, and let the professional company take you to import from China for the first time.

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