Many companies have tried to adapt to the crises in recent months. There was a lot of concern about the future. Many people who contact our company have asked us questions expressing their concerns about buying products from China in times of crisis.
Will my shipment be held in customs?
The best way to speed up your shipment through customs is to hire a competent, responsible customs agent who will help you get the shipment done on time and correctly. You should also speak with your supplier very carefully about the specifications and certifications you need for your product. Make sure that the product you have ordered meets all the standards required for use.
For example, KN95 masks have recently been approved by the FDA in the United States for use by the general public. N95 masks are used by medical personnel. Some consignments of non-medical KN95 were purchased with the intention of using them for medical purposes. This was not their intended use and, as a result, some shipments were intercepted by customs.
Products from China in times of crisis
Do not underestimate the importance of understanding:
- what is it used for?
- What are you buying?
- required certification?
Because medical supplies have been ordered in bulk in recent months, this, along with the effects of CoVid-19, has also resulted in customs delays. There is a possibility that there will be a delay that no one can control.
Will my payment be protected?
Some people who have not used a sourcing agent are concerned that their payments will end up in the hands of a fraudster. This is really only a problem if you don’t know if the factory you’re contacting is legitimate. Checking out a company’s website is not enough to verify its authenticity. In China, the business is done by building relationships. Global Trade Specialists has strengthened relations in China for 30 years.
Is buying from China more difficult at the moment?
The buying process in China is still the same, but there have been some developments in recent weeks that have affected the buying process for some products. The Chinese government limits the maximum number of masks to be sent by air freight per day to 100,000 per customer.
The FDA has also established restrictions on which manufacturers are allowed to export items such as KN95 under its emergency use approval policy.
Buying Products from China in Times of Crisis?
Importing large quantities from China is still an inexpensive way to source your products, and we want to make sure you get an affordable price and seamless experience. Contact us to see if we can help you manufacture your products in China.