Services: Our China Import Services
As a full-service provider, we offer all the services for imports from China that you need for developing the product idea, clarifying import security, purchasing, quality assurance and logistics to the EU.
Our import agency for imports from China offers all services at home and abroad for your successful purchase from China. With the support of our Import Consulting you can shop abroad without knowing the market, the mentality and the language – and without any knowledge of foreign trade and logistics. Besides China with Taiwan and Hong Kong, our services are also focused on other third countries such as India, Vietnam, South Korea and USA. However, the main focus of our import agency is still China import.
In the analysis meeting, we determine your goals together and develop a strategic plan on how we can carry out the planning in a targeted manner and achieve your goals with as few risks as possible. We are your strategic partner in this.
We perfect your product ideas and develop the added value of your product so that your product becomes successful in the market. pre-planning is an important step to successfully enter the market with the product and choose the right product for China import.
Analysis of the purchasing and sales regulations for the product you are looking for - advice on the importability of your product
Together with you, we analyze which rules for production, import, customs clearance and sales in the EU must be observed – and how these can be observed. When importing from China and as the first importer into the EU, you are fully liable for the import. Our advice is designed to help you minimize the risks.
Based on the information and analyzes we have received so far, we are looking for suitable suppliers in China and are obtaining the first comparable offers. In order for the China import to be successful, we already carry out a short pre-screening of the suppliers.
While the research is underway, our Ecommerce experts are already working on the product listing with the details already available at the time or providing your Ecommerce staff with the crucial information.
For us, every complete transaction is a project that is fully integrated into our IT. This provides you with many interfaces for further processing of the data, e.g. for marketing, sales, etc.
After you have received the initial sample, we will refine the details in consultation with you and prepare everything for the golden sample, including the print files from our graphic designer if necessary. In this context, we are also happy to implement the product texts and product photographs for you.
We deal intensively with product conformity and, if necessary, take care of any missing product tests in China. With our test laboratory BEIDE in China, we support China importers in complying with the legal requirements that presuppose corresponding laboratory tests.
We carry out the conformity procedure together with the supplier to ensure that the rules for production and later import and distribution in the EU can be observed. In China import, the importer himself is responsible for the conformity of the products and therefore we take care of the basics.
Negotiation of the contract and the production regulations as well as the technical documents for the production and development of the necessary print files
All conditions of purchase, production, conformity and delivery are negotiated with the supplier, if necessary, our designer will create print files for you and our translators can translate necessary documents (such as warnings and manuals). When importing into China, we recommend that you put the agreements in writing to avoid misunderstandings.
We prepare you for payment processing and you are welcome to make the payment via our intermediary account. In case of China import payments to China are necessary, in case of foreign payments to China we have the experience that only small mistakes (e.g. missing dot in the company name) can already lead to the fact that the payment does not reach the account of the recipient. The security of the payment also varies quite a bit depending on the payment method and payment agreement.
After the payment, we take the process into the deadline monitoring so that there are no delays. When importing China, the dates should be well planned and monitored.
During the production in China we are in contact with the supplier and if necessary we coordinate further details for the production between you and the manufacturer. When importing from China, nothing should be left to chance during production.
Of course, we or our partners organize the import and customs clearance of your goods. For this we need a customs authorization from you. Regarding the customs tariff number, we can advise you.
Delivery directly to Amazon for FBA or shipping via our interim storage facility (Hamburg or Berlin)
To ensure that the goods are optimally prepared for final customer shipment, we can either have the shipment delivered directly to Amazon via our intermediate storage facility or we can also perform fulfillment services for you, i.e. store and ship the goods for you.
This is how a China import brokerage can work (exemplary):
You do not have a supplier yet?
If you have not yet been able to find a supplier abroad, we will be happy to support you. Either we already have suppliers for the product you want in our inventory or we will start looking for you. We first create a professional data sheet with all the information a manufacturer needs to be able to calculate the costs for production. Of course we will coordinate the data sheet with you. We then create a qualified supplier cover letter for the request. We ask 20 to 30 suppliers and you will receive an overview of the offers.
A supplier is already known?
Our native speakers in the respective country conduct a telephone conversation with the potential supplier. A personal phone in the local language strengthens cooperation and creates a certain familiarity. Basic specifications can be discussed during the telephone call (e.g. minimum order quantities, forms of payment, references, etc.). An initial inquiry is sent to the supplier in writing, mostly by email.
There is a first offer
If the first offer is satisfactory, we try to check the seriousness of the supplier further. We find out more information about the supplier and, if possible, use modern means of communication in the supplier’s national language
Nothing negative known about supplier
The offer is deepened, which means the necessary details are worked out. It is also important which certificates or licenses are required. Of course, there are also special requirements in the EU, e.g.European power plugs. The details for the forwarding agent, such as the volume and weight of the merchandise in the packaged condition, are also important. Be clear about how you would like your goods to be delivered (in boxes or costs, possibly on pallets, etc.)
Extended offer is available
With the above information from the extended offer, we will prepare a cost calculation for you. This receives the following costs incurred: price of goods, prices of transport based on our experience, costs of money transactions, costs of our service and we determine a provisional non-binding customs tariff. However, the calculation does not include the following costs that also arise or may arise: A sample shipment in advance, laboratory tests of the sample, research and advice from a lawyer on import and a factory visit or production monitoring
In order to be sure that the supplier can also deliver the right article in the right quality, we recommend ordering a sample. We can also assist you with the processing of the sample up to delivery to you.
Import service order
If you have requested it, our recommended lawyer will contact you for advice. Depending on that, we can trade a sample shipment for you so you can check the quality of the product. If you order it, we will organize your visit or a visit to the factory by one of our employees
The purchase agreement
In cooperation with you and the supplier, we draw up a purchase contract according to your specifications, which forms the basis for the purchase between you and the supplier. We endeavor to have all agreed points included in the contract by the supplier. Please also make sure that the contract contains as many important points as possible, as it is difficult to make subsequent changes or it is difficult to assert liability towards the supplier in the event of later defects if important points were missing in the contract.
In the case of larger order volumes with many details, we also propose the conclusion of a purchase contract. The proforma invoice then serves as an additional agreement and is the basis for the payment. The terms of the contract are included in the drafted sales contract. Since we are not allowed to give legal advice, we recommend that you have it checked by our lawyer or hire your own lawyer to check it. You can also get to know our lawyers in the About Us section of this portal.
Of course, we remain in contact with the supplier during production. On request, we can also carry out complex production monitoring on site for you. A factory visit during or after production is possible on your behalf.
Depending on which form of payment you have chosen, after production or after receipt of the copy of the “Bill of Lading” the payment on account to the supplier is possible, also via our intermediary account
Commissioning of the shipment
After the end of production and, if necessary, a factory visit to take delivery of the goods, we will arrange for you to be picked up by a local agency so that the goods can be taken to the ship. After a few days you will receive confirmation that the Bill of Lading (BL)
Assignment of a forwarding agent
After we have received the copy of the BL, we commission a forwarding agent in Germany, which will contact you with questions of logistics and customs clearance. After paying the total amount of the goods, you will usually receive the necessary commercial documents by post.
Delivery at your place
After delivery, you will of course check the goods very carefully and inform us immediately of any damage or defects. Of course, we will continue to support you with technical questions, with guarantee and liability enforcement.
After each point of our services, we give you the opportunity to withdraw from the service contract. Only the costs for the services that we have already carried out will then be incurred. That means you only pay us for what you need. Although we cannot guarantee that other contractual partners will also accept a cancellation if other contractual partners are already involved (e.g. manufacturers, freight forwarders), we always strive to offer our customers the best service. We also try to agree on the most generous cancellation rights possible with the suppliers or manufacturers. With Agentur Frisch you are always well advised and looked after because that is our claim.
Over 5000 happy customers.
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