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08-10-2007, 08:49 PM
I'm going to be manufacturing in asia I believe.
Here is my question.
What about customs, say compagny X sends a package of 100 muses to my door. What do custums say about this?
I'm not sure how this would work.
How can they make a difference between me buying clothes and a computer from europe, and receiving my own product through mail?
I can't help you with specifics since it seems you're in Canada. I've had some experience with importing products from Asia through US customs.
I suggest you just try it and you'll learn along the way. If you are importing fake designer clothes/shoes you might run into some trouble. If you're importing normal/legal goods, you should be OK.
Whats the worst that could happen? You might be charged more fees/duties than expected. You should already have a big enough markup though to absorb any unexpected fees.
In the US, there's something called a Harmonize code... A harmonize tariff code, or HTS#, which classifies all goods to a certain category. You can see the big list here: http://www.usitc.gov/tata/index.htm
Some goods are free (0.0%), while others may have a percentage import tax (2.5%), for example.
It could be a lot more in Canada, I just don't know. If you're feeling lucky, you could always ask you supplier to lower the costs shown on the commercial invoice sent to customs.
Take the plunge and you'll find out how it works as you go :)
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