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Winnie-the-Pooh and customs

The range of goods that can be imported for China depends a lot upon intellectual property rights. Though Chinese manufactures are remarkable for their artfulness they can not outwit rightholders sometimes.

Thus, one of Sealiner’s customers addressed us with a request to arrange delivery of a consignment of children toys, which had already been prepared for shipment from China.

Our specialists, keen on import of Chinese toys throughout years of their work, made a detailed inquiry of the goods. It is not a secret that many Chinese manufactures producing toys for children are not quite careful in the question of intellectual property, i.e. they can write down the legendary brand as «ABIBAS» on a product and in good conscience send it for export. That is why we needed a detailed description of goods supported by its pictures.

In the pictures of some items our specialists found out a recognizable figure of Disney’s Winnie-the-Pooh named as «Happy Bear».

It became clear that the goods with Disney characters pictures would not pass the customs control due to absence of required documents. It is not important for legislation what kind of goods you export — a toothpaste, a pencil-case or a toy. As the result the customer had to refuse from that doubtful goods and all pirate copies of toys were withdrawn from a container. The owner of the cargo suffered losses, of course, but the total sum of that loss was much less than it could be if the cargo had been arrested at the customs border for violation of intellectual property legislation. Next time the customer addressed Sealiner for an expert advice at the very first stage of negotiations with the manufacturer and for selection of goods for purchase.

Idea and search for suppliers

Do you need any goods? Pay attention to Asia. People’s Republic of China is a world leader in industrial output; low prime cost of raw materials and production make supplies from Chinese manufactures cost-efficient.

What to begin with?

It would be much better to deal with efficient logistic companies of China at a planning stage of a future shipment. The cost of shipment and customs duties may be of marked contrast depending upon FEACC code and other characteristics of goods.

If you have already an idea of kind of goods you are prepared to ship, then Sealiner stuff will calculate the cost of shipment and customs clearance. When you are aware of your future expenses, you will be able to estimate profitability of consignment shipment.

If you are still in a search for the goods, then our stuff will recommend reliable representatives in China. The exporters are quite smart entrepreneurs, that is why it may become difficult to conclude a profitable transaction and to control it without a reliable representative (or a consulting company in China).

In the territory of China the agents perform the following actions:

  • Find out if supplier is quite reliable;
  • Held negotiations (Chinese language is necessary!)
  • Attain discount from the Chinese party;
  • Control fulfillment of the contract;
  • Will check the quality and quantity of shipped goods;
  • Arrange customs formalities if necessary.

Important points are as following

  • An application supported by a picture and detailed description of the goods will help us to determine FEACC code at the shortest possible time and as much precise as possible;
  • Calculation of shipment cost is absolutely free for our customers — you can order as many calculations as your business needs.


It is up to you to choose the goods and it is up to us to take everything concerning shipment and customs clearance upon ourselves. Sealiner Company renders «door-to-door cargo delivery» service — i.e., you receive the cargo at a warehouse within specified time limits and with minimal costs.

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