To be successful in importing e.g. from China you need a high level of expertise, understanding of the mentality in the so far away People’s Republic of China as well as a strategic approach in dealing with the Chinese suppliers. The same applies to imports from other third countries such as Korea, Vietnam, India or the USA.
Things to know about import from China and third countries
Find out about foreign trade, especially imports from China, India, Vietnam, Korea and the USA
There are a lot of things you hear about Chinese people about Chinese, such as:. that all Chinese are small or all Chinese eat dogs, but are the prejudices really all true?
In particular, interesting cars, motorcycles, sports boats or food find their way from the USA to the EU. Agentur Frisch can provide you with optimal support when importing from the USA. With two branches in the USA, Agentur Frisch s also well positioned on the American continent.
With the takeover of Sourceit, the agency has also secured the interface to the Indian market. With an office in India, the agency also has the opportunity to provide most of the services for imports from India.
Many products that were mainly imported from China a few years ago are now more likely to be produced in Vietnam. This includes many household items or even shoes. Agentur Frisch has an office in Vietnam and can support you with Vietnam imports.
When importing from China or from other importing countries such as India, Vietnam or Korea, there are numerous risks that can lead to high losses or even to existential problems. We minimize your risks to almost zero.
‘With CIF deliveries from China, India or Vietnam, CIF actually assumes that the shipping has already been paid for, but in reality it is much more expensive than you think.
There are important rules that you should definitely follow when importing from China in order not to experience a flop right away. David Frisch, Managing Director of Agentur Frisch lists them here.
If you would like to travel to China, the agency will be happy to be there for you in China. We will be happy to accompany you on site and support you in meetings with your Chinese suppliers.
Sourceit was founded in Munich in 2005 and belongs to Agentur Frisch Agentur Frisch has integrated sourceit into the Hamburg branch. Sourceit specializes in importing from China and India.
Before importing to China, you should seek legal advice in the area of protection of third-party intellectual property or before distribution to avoid mistakes under competition law.
The Frisch Agency has qualified to provide funded consulting services. The program “Promotion of Entrepreneurial Know-How” supports consultations for small and medium-sized enterprises. The grant expires on Dec. 31, 2026.
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