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Importing generators to the USA


In general, importing from China is a profitable business. Especially, if you are importing products that are in demand in your country. Generators can be one of that products. Let’s look at challenges that may appear during the importation.

In recent years, demand for generators is rising. In particular, seasons this demand skyrockets, for example in winter and hurricane season most families and businesses need them. The biggest percentage of imported generators are made in China.

The process of importation is complicated. Products should pass several controls and regulations. If required documentation is not available, then the importation can be refused to pass the customs and port control.

It may look scary to conduct the importation. However, experienced importers are aware of all these regulations and requirements. Our agents can help you not only to collect all needed documents but source, negotiate and ship your order.


Find the right manufacturer.

This is the crucial part of successful importation. To find the right manufacturer, you can visit exhibitions, search on the internet or fly to China. In the exhibitions, you can meet with several manufacturers and see samples of their products. But don’t forget that these manufacturers are not always reliable. So, don’t forget to inspect the manufacturer.

Searching on the internet can help you to find resellers, but not real manufacturers. Usually, factory owners in China don’t advertise themselves on the internet or don’t run social media pages. Because of that this also may require checking the manufacturer.

Traveling to China is also an expensive experience for most businessmen. But besides that, there are several problems that you may have. Being in China doesn’t mean that you could find the supplier, you should know the locations of factories and a translator to talk with the supplier. So, before traveling to China, you should these potential issues that can be faced.


Classification with HTS code.

After organizing the shipping and delivering the product to the port of your country, customs should be passed. To pass it, the HTS code is needed.

Different HTS coded products have different requirements and pass various regulations. In order, to know the needed documents, the classification with HTS code should be done correctly.


Misclassifying can lead to:

  • Additional fee
  • Delays in the importation
  • Additional inspections

HTS code consists of 8-10 digits. Each subheading code has specific import duty. The right HTS code ensures the right amount of import duty. All these tasks and importation duty confirmation should be done before shipping


International commerce terms.

After confirming the HTS code and import duties, the next important stage is verifying the international commerce terms of your shipment. In total, there are 13 terms arrangements. They include terms of importation and responsibilities of supplier and the customer.

Not having all details about the arrangement can bring troubles. In some agreements, the supplier is responsible for most part of the importation, while in others the buyer does the most tasks. Misunderstanding of responsibilities and duties can lead to delays, extra costs, or even product loss.



Use the service of professionals.

Import secrets has been working with Chinese and European businessmen for the past 10 years. We have experienced importers that have lived in China and understand the Chinese market. Our company can help you to:

  • Source the product
  • Negotiate
  • Organize the shipment
  • Deliver samples of products
  • Develop customized products and packages
  • etc.

For further information, please contact us.

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