We are often ask the question ‘ how do I import from China – where do I start?’
The process may seem complicated and onerous but it doesn’t need to be, the question of how to import from China is easy when you know how!
If you can source what you want to buy from China (sorry that’s the only bit we can’t help you with!) we can arrange the rest for you right through to delivery to your door and you don’t even need to be involved.
You may be experienced importers looking to find a new company to handle your freight or a first time importer wondering how to navigate the maze of things you need to do to bring goods into the UK.
With 30 years experience of importing millions of pounds of goods we believe we’re the only choice you need to handle the next shipment.
K & L Freight will assign you a dedicated member of the team to handle your containers from start to finish.
With 30 years of Indian Imports into Manchester it is clear to see why we remain many companies first choice when goods need bringing into the UK. We offer bespoke packages that will handle the process from start to finish including road freight if needed. With storage available as an additional service then we have everything covered including customs clearance and any advice you may need.
We will keep you fully up to speed on where your cargo is located by email and you’ll deal with your own personal freight expert who is on hand to deal with things quickly in the unlikely event any issues should occur.
It may seem strange to be seriously thinking about Christmas when most of us have not yet had our summer holiday, however this year we urge you to do so.
The recent threats of a Brexit have left United Kingdom warehouses full to bursting as manufacturers continue their contingency plans by holding large inventory stocks. For many the plan was that we would now be post Brexit and so stock levels would now being running down.
When the US took the decision to apply 25% duty surcharges on imports, Chinese companies as well as their Far East competitors began making alternative plans.
Far East Production Increase
Expect to see huge ramping up of production in Vietnam (especially), Malaysia, Indonesia as well as other Far East counties such as Cambodia and Thailand.
Even if the US were to reverse Chinese duty surcharges tomorrow,
It will come as no surprise to anyone involved in international trade that the current China / USA trade war is going to result in major changes in the flow of goods, especially as the US market is by far the largest for Chinese companies. As China’s second largest market for its manufactured goods, EU companies are well placed to drive harder bargains with Chinese suppliers who will by now rather keen to find new outlets for the goods so that they can keep their factories in production,
With over 30 years experience in handling clients who wish to import goods from India, it’s easy to see why so many clients choose us to move their freight. With a dedicated team who will handle as little or as much of the process as you require we are always on hand to help. We know the importance of your shipment to you and that’s why we keep in touch every step of the way with our tracking system that follows your cargo for the journey.
We deal with clients from across the globe, many of whom import from the USA. Our team has vast experience in dealing with shipping services coming into the UK and are happy advise on the best way based on your budget and time constraints.
Transit time from can vary depending on the locations of the port you are exporting from and also the UK location but transit times tend to be between 10 and 12 days.
The main media outlets have comprehensively covered the ‘Trump 25 % duty rate’ and for companies in the trade it is worth going into more detail.
Firstly, the 25% rate applied from 10 May 2019 but for shipments that left from China before that date and are already in transit the previous 10% duty rate will apply.
The higher duty rate of 25% ONLY applies for imports from China to the USA.
Terms Of Sale
Terms of sale are almost universally used when trading internationally.
When importing from China or importing from India, by air or by sea freight, terms of sale, whilst not incorporated in law do provide clear lines regarding responsibilities and who pay what costs in international freight.
There are some anomalies, not surprising really as Incoterms where first introduced in 1936 and they always seem to struggle to keep up with international trade despite numerous re-writes.