Thu 6 Oct, 2005 06:55 am
I have been looking into trying to find out what it takes to import ATV's from China. I never bought anything like this, trying to start a small part time business selling these. I havent found much info on this , so here Iam to try and see if someone can help me out.
#1So far I found a manufacturer for this type of ATV. They are in Shanghai, China. Now the ATV manufacturer is willing to send me a sample order of 5 ATV's.
#2 They have sent me a proforma invoice with the following below
Terms: FOB Shanghai, China
ATV 80cc Quanity 5 Cost 350usd Total 1750usd
Sample operation fee 100usd
Freight to Boston, Massachusetts 375usd
Insurance all risk, war risk 20usd
Total 2245usd
Now what does this all mean FOB?
Freight to Boston what does that include?
How much will customs cost?
Once shipment is in port how do I get my ATV's to my location? Do I have to pay someone at the poort to deliver ATV's
What other fee's should I expect to pay?
Do I need and import broker or customs broker or all?
Iam very new at this and would definately like to get more info on this subject. Thank you for the help
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Wed 12 Oct, 2005 10:03 pm
hello friend,

I am a sales in logistic forwarder.

FOB Shanghai mean: Free on board in Shanghai.

It means you need to pay for the freight from Shanghai to Boston and pay for the import custom clearance fee .
customs cost and tax depend on the invoice
If any unclear, you can send mail to me.
[email protected]

tks & b.rgds
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Wed 19 Oct, 2005 09:56 am
OK, quick run down.... FOB means that they will deliver the goods to the port in China. These are the basic steps you must complete:
1. Get the right forms stamped by the authorities in China
2. Get a chinese shipping agent to load it onto a boat.
3. Get a US shipping agent to get it off at the other end.
4. Get everything through customs etc.
5. Get your stuff out of the port.

Your US shipping agent will probably handle your Chinese shipping agent. Try to find a US company that has a long stable relationship with their chinese counter-parts.

And remember that funigation in China should cost about $50-100. In the US you can get stung for up to $7'000.

Feel free to contact me at: [email protected]
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Sun 28 Jan, 2018 09:04 pm
I know it's a service that A-1 Auto Transport international offers so they might be an option to try. I can only speak for their service within the states, but overseas transport is a big part of their business it seems.

Edit: Sorry didn't realize the date on this
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