Wouldn’t You Like Someone Else to Fill in all the Customs, Tax and Duty Paperwork?
Many people are put off importing by the minefield of customs clearance, tax, duty, and commodity codes.
As an EASY IMEX member we arrange for your goods to be cleared through customs and handle all paperwork on your behalf, we take care of all tax and duty and handle the whole lot in the most cost effective way.
In short, as a member of EASY IMEX you don’t have to worry about this anymore.
We will explain and educate you how it all works as we believe that in order to build the best trading relationships an appreciation of how each others business works goes a long way.
If you are an experienced importer and wish to handle your own imports, naturally this is fine with us.
Easy Imex - Customers have their say - Import from China
Nick Young of Paisley Mobility Centre, in the Shanghai office with his account manager Morin and Easy Imex CEO Adam Gilbourne. Nick Says "IF I HADN'T COME ACROSS EASY IMEX I WOULD NOW BE PAYING DOUBLE PRICES FOR THE SAME GOODS HERE IN THE UK." If you would like to hear what other Easy Imex members have to say CLICK HERE.
“WE HAVE NOW BEEN DEALING WITH EASY IMEX FOR 18 MONTHS. THEY ARE AN INTEGRAL PART OF OUR TEAM ”
When we first looked at buying from China, we were told many sad stories of losing money, non delivery of goods and just not receiving what you had ordered. The first thing we did was look for a procurement agent that we could communicate with and trust. We found Easy Imex.
We have now been dealing with Easy Imex for the past 18 months. They are an integral part of our team.
We have had several visits to China, but it is no longer a requirement for us. Easy Imex are our eyes and safety net. When dealing with China, everything is paid in advance. You need to be confident that when you make that payment it is actually going to a supplier that will produce the goods.
The Easy Imex payment process is the best protection. Your payments are paid into the Easy Imex trust account. Usually a deposit is paid, and the balance of money is not passed on to the supplier until the goods have been checked and loaded into the container.
Easy Imex have a great support team constantly looking for the goods we require. One supplier is never enough. Easy Imex makes sure that you will not be taken advantage of once a supply chain is established.
We would thoroughly recommend Easy Imex to everyone.
Colin Beehag, Module Plus, Sydney, Australia
Do You Need An Import License?
There is no such thing as an import license. However certain goods require import permits before they will be allowed in your country. We advise all members when they require import permits, however, usually you don’t.
Products such as cars, motorbikes, off road bikes, or biological items like fish food or tea – are all examples of products requiring licences.
“WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND WORKING WITH EASY IMEX AND PLAN TO CONTINUE OUR SUPPLIER RELATIONSHIP FOR YEARS TO COME”
Easy Imex have been a reliable, efficient supplier over the years, sourcing products for our company, working with our required branding, specific labelling and facilitating logistics from within China to ship into Australia. We highly recommend working with Easy Imex and plan to continue our supplier relationship for years to come.
International Logistics/Compliance Manager
Appco Group Prosales Pty Ltd
Level 6, 80 Cooper St., Surry Hills, NSW 2010
How Duty & Tax is Calculated – Australia
In Australia you must pay 10% GST for any order over $1,000. The only time you don’t pay GST is when buying less than $1,000 of goods.
Duty depends on the particular product and usually ranges from 0-10%. The Australian government has a long book, which details individual product duty rates. They are usually about 5% and are paid once your goods arrive in Australia.
How Tax & Duty is Calculated – UK
In the UK you must pay 20% VAT on the cost of your goods from the supplier. Duty is different for each product and the UK government has a large commodity code book, which details individual product duty rates. These are usually 0-10%.
“OVER THE 12 CONTAINERS ORDERED TO DATE PRODUCT QUALITY HAS BEEN EXCELLENT”
We engaged Easy Imex in 2009 to source a range of consumable products, esky bags and promotional merchandise. The service was fast, efficient and professional. We'd previously worked with another importer and had some major quality issues. Over the 12 containers ordered to date the product quality has been excellent. I'd happily endorse Easy Imex to other importers.
“EVERYTHING THAT THEY SAID WAS TRUE AND THERE WAS NO GLOSSING OVER OR FAVOURITISM SHOWN TOWARDS ANY PARTICULAR SUPPLIER ”
Easy Imex are an easy (no pun intended) company to deal with.
They have a wealth of knowledge of the local Chinese market and have substantial contacts with reliable Chinese factories. They are also fully aware of the pitfalls of companies dealing within the Chinese system and they are truthful and honest in their approach with my company in pointing out the failures within the Chinese system.
Having said that they are also quick to point out the advantages and the positive aspect with doing business within the Chinese market place and only recommend quality suppliers. They carry themselves as professional hard working company with a healthy appreciation for customer service and satisfaction.
I personally visited the Easy Imex operation in China and laid out with them what products as a company we were looking to import. They organised several Chinese Factories and companies to visit and inspect during my time there.
Everything that they said was true and there was no glossing over or favouritism shown towards any particular supplier. The fact that we also had a English speaking Chinese national, employed by Easy Imex to basically act as the liaison between myself and the suppliers (at no extra cost) was an immense help, and made negotiations a lot easier.
My first shipment went to plan and the quality and inventory of the goods was spot on as agreed to, and likewise with all my other subsequent shipments. All customs, importation and shipping documentation was all in order and the shipments have passed through Australian Customs and Quarantine without a hitch.
David Noble, KJM Contractors, South Australia, Australia
Does My Product Have to Comply With Australian or European Regulations?
Yes, in many cases there are specific regulations you’ll need to comply with. This means finding a supplier in China who is certified to meet the regulatory requirements in your country.
Easy Imex is very experienced across a broad range of products and always uses suppliers who meet the standards set in your country.
When Do You Pay Tax, Duty & Customs Clearances?
You will not need to pay tax, duty and customs clearance until your goods arrive in your country. You will be invoiced once they arrive and your goods will not be released until customs, tax and duty is paid.
"OUR RELATIONSHIP HAS GONE BEYOND A USER AND SERVICE PROVIDER"
The time we have spent together in discussing our business needs has been truly invaluable.
Easy Imex reduced the complications in dealing with overseas business transactions and taking out risks. The risks that were mitigated by Easy Imex include; prospect factory shortlists, site visits, product inspections, contract negotiations and payment strategies.
Using Easy Imex allowed us to go about our business as usual while they got the transaction sorted out and managed the expected timeline. They informed us when issues were likely to happen and what alternate pathways were available to get the goods to its destination sooner.
They are experts in their field and truly help take the risk and the pain away from dealing with overseas transactions. I trust Easy Imex implicitly. Our relationship has gone beyond a user and service provider.
John Mackenzie, Easy Party Solutions – Traralgon, Australia
“WE FELT VERY WELL CARED FOR AND THAT OUR TIME WAS VALUED AND THEY HAD A CLEAR UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT WE NEEDED TO ACHIEVE”
They have been an amazing asset to us as a start up in terms of establishing sound manufacturing relationships and negotiating the maze of international shipping logistics. I have found their level of advocacy for their clients to be exceptional.
The support and organisation in arranging a manufacturing visit and supplier negotiation on very short notice was fantastic. We felt very well cared for and that our time was valued and they had a clear understanding of what we needed to achieve.
Having an experienced third party handle the logistics of shipping and delivery is an enormous benefit. From the time saving to the review and management of costs this part of their service alone more than outweighs the cost of using Easy Imex.
Paul Watkins, Primal Equipment – Warrnambool, Australia
We welcome all enquiries so please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. A team member will respond within 24 hours.
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