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Freight & other cost for low volume imports.

Dear Friend,Most of new comers in Imports due to finance or other concerns, not able to import high quantity goods, even when they import, price will be fairly high.But, for start up, even if the price is little bit higher.....its not much of worry. Now come to the main question...Say if a person wants to import 1 or 2 tonnes of stainless steel or Steel products from China or other export company. Who will be ready to provide freight and other services, as the Bill is of small amount. How should one go about importing this small quantity as reasonable low prices. (include freight, insurance, dock, other custom charges).Thanks and Regards,Ashish

Posted on 2013-02-14 23:26:42

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Check the 'Terms of sale' .FOB,DDP,DDU...etc. That governs the title and payment details.Being a buyer you can ask for a hassle-free Door delivery, however you need to be knowledgeable enough to know the freight charges, clearance charges that the supplier is charging.For more details, mail to

2013-02-14 23:26:42

Thanks sir,As i told you, it is in very low quantity, only 1 or two tonnes. and billing will be around USD 2000 to USD 5000. So, i asked chinese firms, they are not ready to provide DDU or DDP. they agreed only on, what can be done? and how would it be cheaper.

2013-02-14 23:26:42