How to Ship Faucets from China?

How to Ship Faucets from China?

Import and export trade was created and developed under certain historical conditions. How to ship taps from China?

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    In the international trade is generally by the product inquiry, quotation as the beginning of trade. Among them, for export faucet quotation mainly includes: the quality level of the faucet, the specification of the faucet, whether the faucet has special packaging requirements, the number of faucets purchased, the requirements of the delivery period, the mode of transport of the faucet, the material of the faucet and other content.

    The more commonly used quotations are: FOB “Free on Board”, CNF “Cost and Freight”, CIF “Cost, Insurance and Freight” and other forms.


    After the two sides of the trade reached an intention on the offer, the buyer enterprise formally order and negotiate with the seller enterprise on some related matters, and after the two sides agreed, they need to sign the “purchase contract”.

    In the process of signing the “purchase contract”, the main faucet name, specifications, quantity, price, packaging, origin, shipment period, payment terms, settlement, claims, arbitration and other content to negotiate, and the agreement reached after the negotiation into the “purchase contract”. This marks the official start of the faucet export business. Usually, the purchase contract is signed in duplicate by both parties with the company’s official seal to take effect, and each party keeps one copy.


    There are three common international payment methods, namely letter of credit, remittance and collection payment.

    1、Letter of Credit

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    Letter of credit is one of the main payment methods in international trade, where the bank pays the seller (exporter) for the buyer (importer) under the condition that the documents match. Please note that the opening date of the L/C should be clear, clear and complete, the shipment period of export goods should be carried out within the valid period of the L/C, and the L/C delivery period must be submitted no later than the valid date of the L/C.


    The remittance can be divided into three ways:

    (1) wire transfer, refers to the remitter to the remitter to apply, and then through the telex instructions to the remitting bank to solve a certain amount, paid to the payee of the remittance, the remitting bank must check the secret.

    (2) ticket remittance, is the payee with a ticket to receive a way to pay remittances. It refers to the remitter to the remitter to apply, and then on behalf of the remitter to open its branches or agents to solve the bank demand draft line, from the bank to get the draft remitter, take their own mail or carry their own export to the payee.

    (3) letter remittance, refers to the remitter to receive the payer application, the remittance power of attorney with international express or air registered letter to the remitting bank, and then instruct the remitting bank to pay a certain amount to the payee of a remittance.

    3、Payment on consignment

    Export enterprises in the shipment of faucets after the issuance of commercial documents and documents of the right of goods, and then entrusted its correspondent bank through the import enterprise location of the collection bank to collect payment from the import enterprise is the collection payment.

    Mainly divided into two kinds, one is payment delivery (D / P), the risk is relatively small. The second is the promissory note (D / A). The risk is greater than the payment of the bill of lading, because the acceptance of the bill of lading to import enterprises to accept, the bank will release the document. If the importing company has good commercial credit, it is willing to accept, and it is easier to receive. If the credit is not good, the risk will increase.

    IV.Stock Preparation

    Stock preparation plays a pivotal and important role in the whole trade process and must be implemented one by one according to the contract. The main verification of the stock preparation is as follows:

    1. The quality and specification of the faucet should be verified according to the requirements of the contract.

    2. The number of faucets: to ensure that the contract or letter of credit to meet the requirements of the number.

    3. Tap preparation time: should be in accordance with the provisions of the letter of credit, combined with the ship schedule arrangements, in order to facilitate the connection of shipments.

    V. Packaging

    You can choose the packaging form (such as: carton, wooden box, woven bag, etc.) according to the different faucets. The packaging requirements are different for different packaging forms.

    1. General export packaging standard: according to the common standard of trade export for faucet packaging.

    2. Special export packaging standards: according to the customer’s special requirements for the export of faucets packaging.

    3. Tap packaging and markings (shipping marks): should be carefully checked and verified to make it comply with the provisions of the letter of credit.


    VI. Inspection of goods

    Faucet inspection and obtain inspection report, inspection to be a week in advance of the delivery date, if the third-party inspection then we should communicate with this third-party inspection company two weeks in advance and agree to inspection time, according to the inspection time, and factory faucet production plan to confirm the delivery date, if the inspection failed, then we must confirm with the customer to rearrange the production of faucets.

    VII. Passage

    Production of foreign trade documents and related documents, after getting the customer’s official order, we must do the following documents and foreign trade documents, respectively, foreign trade contracts, export commercial invoices, packing slips, export consignment notes, write-off orders, customs declarations, customs declaration power of attorney.

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    1、Charter ship booking warehouse

    If the tap contract is FOB CHINA clause, generally the customer will specify the freight forwarder or shipping company, to hand over with the freight forwarder in advance, to convey the shipment matters, to know the export port and ship date and other information, to confirm whether the manufacturer’s delivery date is a week before the ship date and to confirm whether the ship date can reach the customer’s delivery date, to 7 days before the delivery date to the freight forwarder to send a notice of warehouse, generally to 5 days before the ship We will get the warehouse receipt 5 days before sailing.

    If the seller bears the freight, to confirm in advance to the freight forwarding company or shipping company shipping schedule, freight, port of departure, etc. to do a good job of comparison, to confirm the good then notify the customer, such as the customer has the opinion to choose the customer specified shipping company, a week before the sailing of the written booking, the process and the above the same.



    Faucet production is completed and through the inspection, entrusted agent for lifting, loading, trailer services, to choose a reliable and senior company, instruct manufacturers in the container shipped out to immediately pass a loading notice to the business department, marking the container shipping time, faucet specific loading quantity, etc., and record the box number and seal number used to produce bill of lading information, instructed workers to remember to lock the seal after loading the container.

    3、Customs declaration

    After the faucet is concentrated in the port, the export goods declaration is prepared together with the loading list, invoice, packing list, commodity inspection certificate, foreign sales contract, foreign exchange verification sheet and other relevant documents to declare the export to the customs, which can be loaded on board only after the customs officers have checked and released.

    VIII. Bill of lading

    The bill of lading is the exporter to complete export clearance procedures, customs clearance, issued by the freight forwarding company, for the importer to pick up the goods, the bill of exchange used.      

    Importers must hold the original bill of lading, packing list, invoice to extract the goods. (Subject to the exporter will be the original bill of lading, packing list, invoice sent to the importer.) Can also be released electronically bill of lading, to provide electronic invoices, electronic packing list to extract the goods.

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    IX. Settlement of foreign exchange

    After the export faucet is loaded out, the import and export company should make the documents (box list, invoice, bill of lading, export origin certificate, export settlement, etc.) correctly according to the provisions of the letter of credit. Within the validity period of the delivery documents stipulated in the L/C, submit to the bank for negotiation and settlement of foreign exchange.    

    In addition to the use of letters of credit settlement, other payment remittance methods are generally wire transfer (TELEGRAPHIC TRANSFER (T/T)), ticket remittance (DEMAND DRAFT (D/D)), letter remittance (MAIL TRANDFER (M/T)) and other methods, due to the rapid development of electronic, now remittances mainly use wire transfer method. (In China, enterprises exporting enjoy preferential export tax rebates)


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