Sending goods to China

Question posted by Jonathan Farndon, on behalf of Deyn Plastics in HR2

I have a purchase order from China, however I'm not sure on how to go about sending the goods. They have said that I need a sales contract and a packing/shipping list. I just don't know where to start...

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Paul Hickey, on behalf of Mercator Cargo Systems Ltd in PO1.

Hi Jonathan, we can help you with this, please email me on james@mercatorcargo.co.uk or call on 02392756575 and we can run through what is needed.
Thanks
James

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Dear Jonathan
one of the first things you need to do is agree payment terms with
buyer. payment up front or credit account and deciding if air or sea
movement.we can help with the completion of documents and the
freight movement..please contact us directly on 01263 513127 or email
colin.crown@ntlworld.com
best regards
colin ; crown freight ltd

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Mike Josypenko, on behalf of The Institute of Export in PE2.

Hi Jonathan, I'm guessing from your question that you are relatively inexperienced, have you any experience of exporting.?

Presumably this order has come from a quotation or tender which you have issued in response to an enquiry? If so, what payment terms did you quote on your offer? Before you start to think about the mechanics of shipping or documents, you need to be sure that you will be paid for the goods. Assuming that the client is not known to you, I would strongly advise getting payment in advance (ie against a proforma invoice. Failing this, use a method which protects you, such as a letter of credit, or documentary credit - both of these are procedures for exchanging shipping documents against payment, using a bank as an intermediary. You bank should be able to advise you if you go down this route.

Once you have ensured that payment is covered, you can start thinking about the mechanics, and speak to forwarders, who can help you with practical arrangements.

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Jonathan

It would be worth you speaking to one of the team from UKTI. Give them a call on 0845 074 3515 and somone can come out to see you.

Paul

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Ryan Beck, on behalf of BF Projects Limited in BT3.

Hi Jonathan

My name is Ryan from BF projects in Belfast, i would be more than happy to help you with Exporting your goods to China, We have Agents all over the Far East.

If you would like to contact me on the below

Ryan@bfprojects.co.uk

02890371144

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David Eales, on behalf of Excel Shipping Limited in Hornchurch.

Dear Jonathan

We specialise in seafreight and air freight if you need any further help in relation to paperwork or rates contact us.

Kind regards
Dave Eales e mail davide@excelshipping.com
Excel Shipping Limited
Tel 01708 515151
www.excelshipping.com

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HMRC Advisor, on behalf of HM Revenue & Customs in G67.

Information on the Customs requirements for exporting are given in HMRC Public Notice 275. All notices can be found on our website www.hmrc.gov.uk under Quick Links > Library > Official Statistics – Publications – Notices, Info Sheets & Other Reference Materials > Import, Export & International Trade. The Public Notices are in numerical order.

HM Revenue & Customs
Customs International Trade & Excise
www.hmrc.gov.uk/contactus

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