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How to find HS Codes and calculate Import Duties, Taxes and Landed Costs

What are HS Codes?  (Also known as Tariff Codes or Harmonized System Codes)

HS Codes are very important unique numbers that are used to [...]

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How a Bill of Lading is used in International Trade Shipments

What is a Bill of Lading in Import, Export and Shipping?

A Bill of Lading (B/L or BoL) document is an extremely important document [...]

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How Certificate of Origin documents reduce import duties in Free Trade Agreements.

What are Free Trade Agreements?

Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) are International treaties that reduce barriers to trade and investment.  [...]

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How to source a reputable supplier for your Import / Export business.

Finding the right supplier for your business is key to your import export success.  You must thoroughly research and understand your [...]

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Chinese New Year Holidays - How does it affect production?

The Chinese New Year (Spring Festival) has always been an important part of the Chinese culture.  All factories throughout China will [...]

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An Overview of Shipping Documents used in Import/Export Global Trade Process

The different types of sales and shipping documents used throughout the Import/Export process can seem confusing at first.  You need to [...]

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How to Calculate the Landed Price of Imported goods delivered into country

When you contact overseas suppliers and get quotations for products, you must clearly understand the landed price of the products by the [...]

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Understand IncoTerms used for International Trade & Import/Export..

Understanding IncoTerms is a vital part of International Trade.  Put simply, IncoTerms are the selling terms that the buyer and seller [...]

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What is a Proforma Invoice, how does it work with a Purchase Order and other International sales documents?

A Proforma Invoice is an important document that is created by the seller of goods.  After the buyer has communicated the details of the [...]

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Create an Export Quotation Document for shipping

When Importers source new products and connect with Exporters, the exporter will offer their product details and pricing information.  [...]

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