Are you an importer seeking to ship imports from overseas? To make sure you’re prepared to import properly and successfully, follow our importer’s guide to shipping imports from Europe and China.
Importing overseas from Europe, China and others is a fast moving enterprise. Do your research and calculate your import costs properly so your profit margin is accurate. Learn more with nine tips for importing overseas to make your importing process a smooth one.
Shipping Imports from Europe
The most popular imports from Europe include:
- European cars, car parts and engines
- Capital goods
- Industrial supplies and materials
Insuring your imports and using the right overseas containers makes the overseas imports process easier and helps your bottom line when it comes to profit margins. Follow these shipping imports from Europe tips to make it easier for you.
U.S. East Coast Ports of Entry
Imports coming from Europe are entering U.S. east coast ports of entry at a rapid pace. To find out the ports you will likely access and the four-digit classification code you will need for your import paperwork, learn the ins and outs of what you need to know about U.S. east coast ports of entry.
Shipping Imports from China
China is the top dog when it comes to exporting imports. U.S. goods imports from China totaled $482 billion in 2015, up 3.2 percent, or $15 billion more than in 2014.
Read up on our guide to shipping imports from China to follow all the rules and regulations from China properly so your goods arrive safely and quickly.
U.S. West Coast Ports of Entry
Imports coming from China, Japan and other countries arrive through several U.S. west coast ports of entry each year. Find out the popular commodities that enter these ports each year and the basic import paperwork required with our U.S. west coast ports of entry guide for importers.