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How to start a business with China: a checklist for entrepreneurs

How to start a business with China: a checklist for entrepreneurs
How to start a business with China: a checklist for entrepreneurs

China has a reputation as a global manufacturing giant and offers endless opportunities for entrepreneurs from all over the world. However, newcomers are concerned about how to start a business with China. What are the pitfalls and how to avoid difficulties? Today, we are going to tell you step by step how to build fruitful cooperation with China.

Stages of establishing business with China

Doing business with China requires careful planning and attention to detail. Here's a checklist to help you systematize the process and prepare you for a successful market entry.

Step 1. Market research. Choosing a niche and product.

First, you need to thoroughly research the market to find out the relevance of demand and the presence of competition. Study the strengths and weaknesses of your business idea and who your potential customers are. Choose an area that matches your interests and experience, and select specific products from China that are in stable demand and relatively low competition.

Step 2. Search and verify suppliers.

Use platforms like Alibaba to search for potential suppliers. Check their reliability, reputation, and history, and review feedback from previous customers to make an informed choice.

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1688.com is a Chinese website for wholesale purchases of goods focused on the domestic market, so prices are lower. To purchase, you need to contact an intermediary.

To be 100% confident in your supplier, it is better to seek the help of specialists. DiFreight understands all the intricacies of trade with China, so it knows what to look for and how to identify unscrupulous sellers.

Step 3. Ordering product samples.

Order product samples to check quality and conduct testing to ensure compliance with standards. If necessary, discuss with the supplier any changes or adaptations to the product to ensure that the final product meets your quality standards and market requirements.

Step 4. Negotiate and conclude agreements.

Research market prices and standards to prepare for negotiations. DiFreight's Chinese-speaking specialists will help you establish communication with the supplier and clearly define the key parameters of the agreement (price, payment terms, and delivery terms).

Stage 5. Logistics and delivery of goods from China.

To set up logistics, you need to

  • choose the most efficient way of transportation: by sea or by air;
  • calculate shipping costs and possible taxes;
  • organize cargo insurance, if necessary.
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It is often difficult for beginners to navigate taxes, delivery times and methods. Therefore, the best option in this case would be to contact a logistics company that already has established transportation chains and knows all the nuances of taxation and insurance.

DiFreight's loading calendar. Delivery in the direction of China-Ukraine is carried out regularly

Stage 6. Customs clearance of goods.

The stage of customs clearance requires a detailed understanding of the customs rules, tariffs, and restrictions applicable to your goods. It is important to carefully calculate all taxes to be paid and prepare all the necessary documentation for smooth customs clearance.

However, to avoid potential delays or problems at customs, it is better to engage an experienced customs broker who knows all the nuances of the process and can ensure that your shipment is cleared quickly and efficiently.

Now you have a detailed plan to establish and optimize your business processes with China. From identifying market demand to customs clearance, each stage requires careful analysis and a strategic approach. However, success in international trade is not limited to knowing all the steps. Having a reliable partner like DiFreight will provide you with the support and expertise you need, reduce risks, and help you run your business efficiently. Contact us!

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