FAQ

I’m shipping my product to Canada. How do I fill out a NAFTA Certificate of Origin? Are there other documents to be filled out?
Your shipment may need a NAFTA Certificate of Origin and a Shipper’s Export Declaration. To learn more about export documentation, please visit Export.gov to learn more.The U.S. Commercial Service’s Trade Information Center or the trade specialists at your local Export Assistance Center can also help answer these questions. Call 1-800-USA-TRAD(E) or find your local Export Assistance Center.International Trade Law includes the appropriate rules and customs for handling trade between countries. However, it is also used in legal writings as trade between private sectors, which is not right.This branch of law is now an independent field of study as most governments has become part of the world trade, as members of the World Trade Organization (WTO).Since the transaction between private sectors of different countries is an important part of the WTO activities, this latter branch of law is now a very important part of the academic works and is under study in many universities across the world.
How is the country of origin determined when exporting owned, new/used tools from the US? For example, when a tool is made in China, bought in the US, and now exported to Mexico for personal use, not for resale.
Most products have a Made in _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ label, placard, sticker or marked on the tool itself..If a product is shipped brand new to the USA, all the taxes, tariffs and shipping charges will applied when entering the country. Upon purchasing the product here in the states you pay for the product plus taxes.Leaving the country to Mexico you should not have to pay anything for personal use, if an official wants to charge you a fee of some kind, it is more likely he is looking for a bribe.If you go into Mexico with a large truck with lots of brand new shiny tools and it looks like they are for resale then expect to pay some kind of duty fee, unless the official is looking for a bribe, in this case you must offer a substantial amount, $300 - $1,000.I worked for a company that had purchased a whole bunch of air compressors without the placard, when the California inspector saw those he immediately red tagged them, industrial equipment must have the placard stating its operating conditions and output (operating voltage and air volume output), the placard must also state the country of origin.
Import/Export: Do you have to fill out a customs form every time you ship a product from the USA to the rest of the world?
Somebody has to fill out a customs form every time a product is imported into a country for commercial use. It can be the seller or the buyer but even if the import is duty-free there will be a form to complete. I'm sure there are automated solutions so a form doesn't have to be completed manually but the cost may not justify the benefit.
How can I export baby formula from US to China?
very difficult but possible.From my experience from importing New Zealand goat milk powder to China, I will list the steps i made.Check if the brand is under controlled by a company already operated in China, e.g. dumex, nestle, med johnson etc. If yes, forget about the business.Register your product with the national food and medicine quarantine office. This process took the most time since you are going to deal with numerous paper works and government official. Some of the things you need to provide is the product origin certifications, product safety certification, ingredient list, company profile, etc. P.S All document has to be translated to Chinese by government approved third-party offices.Once approved, you can go through the normal procedure of trade.On the marketing side,You have to travel to China and research! USA milk formula should be welcomed by the Chinese but the price has to be right too. Also be prepared to pay attractive marketing expenses, shelve display, promotions, etc. to your vendors.
Where do I have to apply to get a Certificate of Origin to export goods?
Hi there,Certificate Of Origin (COO) is the document that defines that the goods belonging to the particular country or origin. Importer insist us to give them COO along with invoice and packing list.It's generally issued by chamber of commerce and industry situated at your place.Let's assume you are living in Rajkot. Then Rajkot chamber of commerce and industry will issue COO for your goods.I have attached specimen of COO below.Hope this will help!.
Why did China chose the 128 US Exports they did in retaliation to the steel tariffs? Out of thousands of choices why those specific 128?
I haven’t gone over the list, but likely because those are the products that the Chinese felt would likely have the largest negative impact on the US, and the largest positive impact on China if tariffed.It is, after all, similar to the reason the US imposed tariffs on steel in the first place: because the President judged they’d benefit the US best in his ultimate goal of pushing for IP regulation and tax reform.China is defending their IP regimen, basically, so they are going to target products that they judge will impact the US the most, and have the largest impact on upcoming elections to weaken Trump politically, hoping it will dissuade him from pushing his agenda. This is why the latest iteration includes pork and soy exports - things China is a major US customer, can easily substitute, and the producers are in Trump country/likely to support Trump politically.
How are the people of Chinese origin who returned to China as a US citizen treated in the country?
As far as I know, they are not treated differently. I have students who come back from US. Some of them want to learn more mandarin Chinese, we are just patient and nice to them. Sometimes they are treated better than others though.
Import/Export: How much does it cost to bring a new car from US to China?
Because of import duties and other taxes, cars can cost several times more in China than they do in other markets. The amount of these payments depends on the type and size of your car, so the import duties can be as high as 200% of the value of the car.
Soya bean (Soybean) was originally cultivated in China (as early as 6000 BCE), and had been the major export of China till 1970, why has China suddenly have to import soybean from USA, Brazil, and Argentina?
There are two main reasons for this:There is a shortage of usable farmland in China. Some of the best farmland has been converted to urban and industrial uses since 1970, and more farmland is lost to these uses every year. Also, there are severe water shortages in northern China, where most Chinese soybeans are grown. This has also limited harvests.Soybeans are consumed not just by people but also by livestock, and as the incomes of Chinese people have increased, they’ve been eating more meat. This means that demand for soybeans to feed chickens, pigs, and other livestock has increased dramatically even as China has not been able to increase its soybean production.Therefore, soybeans to feed increased numbers of livestock in China have to be imported.