Don't worry; Importing is now simpler than ever!
We have the ability to assist with imports to your country, particularly if you are in the United Kingdom, the European Union, or the United States of America.
In collaboration with our trusted transport & import logistics provider,
Seaspace International Forwarders Ltd. and their global partners, we are able to assist you in streamlining the import process, minimizing cost and the need for import experience; we can even help with inland transportation & secure warehousing if required.
We recommend Seaspace not only because of their professional efficiency but because of their excellent customer service and world wide network.
If it is your first time to import then both ChinaRosettes and Seaspace will “hold your hand” until the goods are delivered to your door in perfect condition.
Importing to the EU.
On this page we have included information regarding importation into the UK which is very similar to importing into other European countries although VAT rates may vary. Contact Us for information about your particular EU country.
Importing to the US.
The import system in the US varies slightly in operation to the EU system. More information regarding the US import process and cost can be found by logging into our special web section
Product Range & Working Terms for the USA.
UK Import example in more detail.
Below please find information for you to consider when importing to the UK. Seaspace Ltd, or your own nominated import agent can assist and arrange easy solutions for all of these.
1) UK Import Duty, 6.3% for rosette products and 7.5% for ribbon, is calculated on the full CIF value, (Cost of goods + Insurance + Freight up to arrival UK port or airport.)
2) UK VAT, 17.5%, is calculated on the CIF value of the goods (as above) + Duty.
3) UK handling & delivery charges:
Customs clearance = GB£ 45.00 per shipment.
Terminal Handling = GB£ 18.00 per (per cubic meter), minimum charge of £ 36.00
Port Disbursements = GB£ 52.00 per shipment.
Delivery = Varies according to location and shipment
Import agent Advancement Charge.
The import agent advances payment to UK Customs to obtain release of the goods, and charge a facility fee 'Advancement Charge' of 2% of the total duty advanced, with a minimum of £ 5.00 and maximum of £ 150.00.
Rosette consignment (5cbm) - If Invoice states total order value GBP 4500.00 "CIF UK PORT"
Import Duty rate 6.3% : Duty payable on GB£ 4500 = GB£ 283.00
VAT rate 17.5% : VAT payable on GB£ 4783.00 = GB£ 837.03
Total (including all tax) = GB£ 5620.03
UK Handling & Delivery
Customs clearance: £ 45.00 (fixed cost)
Terminal Handling: £ 36.00 (fixed cost)
Port Disbursements: £ 52.00 (fixed cost)
Advancemet Charge £ 22.40 ( 2% of £1120.03)
Delivery to Norfolk: £ 95.00 (5 cbm minimum)
Total UK handling & Delivery = £ 250.04
Total including VAT, Import Duty, & UK Handling/Delivery: £ 5870.07
To effect your import You, Seaspace Ltd, or your nominated
agent will need to present the following to the UK customs
1) Your VAT registration number*
2) payment of Import Duty & VAT to UK authorities.
3) The original house bill of lading document**
- provided by us to you.
Regarding your VAT registration number. If you are a
non-VAT registered company/sole proprietor/partnership then
you should apply for a Pseudo-Turn (a temporary number),
which Seaspace can help with. For individuals rather than
companies or organizations, then there is a specific VAT
code that can be used for the Customs entry which Seaspace
can also help with.
The bill of lading is the document that proves the goods
have been loaded onto the vessel and is in effect the title
deed to the goods (the holder of the original document has
primary control over the goods). This document is sent by us
to you after the goods have been shipped and upon receipt of
the balance payment.
Please note that the above information is an example of an
actual case at certain point time, and for your reference
only. The accurate import costing for your particular order
can only be made after the order and so volume of the order
are known along with the shipment schedule.
If you have any further questions regarding the import
procedure then we would very happy to answer them for you.
Please don’t hesitate to ask.
Please feel free to Contact Us if you have any further questions regarding this subject.