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I want to purchase goods from China, but don't have an importing license. Is a license a must?

Posted: 2013-01-10

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I want to purchase goods from China, but don't have an importing license. Is a license a must?

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The answer to your question depends on the rules of your specific country. But generally speaking, most importers in the major markets don't have a special import license. They do, however, engage customs brokers who are licensed to manage the movement of overseas goods into the buyer’s country.

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