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GST on Indian Imports: Everything You Need to Know

GST is an active indirect tax that replaces all other indirect taxes across India. Read about how GST impacts imports in India and how to calculate GST on your imports.

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MOQ: Why China Suppliers Insist on Minimum Order Quantity

Minimum order quantity ensures that suppliers make a profit on sales while buyers get the right products for the right price. However, buyers can still negotiate a lower MOQ in China. We’ll tell you how.

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Quality Control and Inspections in China: A Complete Guide

Quality control and inspection is crucial if you are sourcing products or manufacturing your goods in China. The article explains what it entails, why it is important, and how to go about getting it done.

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Import Challenges in India, and Ways to Fix Them

A high tariff wall, frequent duty rate changes, and a protectionist foreign trade policy are among the biggest hurdles standing in the way of Indian importers.

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Import Duties in India: What it Costs to Clear your Goods

From customs duties to IGST, know all there is to know about the costs associated with importing goods into India, how to calculate them, and where to pay.

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Top 10 India Imports and Import Sources

From fuel and gold to machinery and electronic equipment, these are the top Indian imports as of 2021.

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All About Switch Bill Of Lading – Role, Risks And Best Practices

Know about the Switch Bill of Lading, its role in shipping, best practices along with the features, concerns and risks.

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Everything you need to Know about importing from China to India

Know about the compliances, Custom documents, duties and labelling for imports from China to India

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HS Code: All About Classification Of Goods In Export-Import

Know about the Harmonised System Code (HS Code), how to find the correct code for the product along with their importance, correct uses & the consequences of incorrect usage

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Container Crisis: An auto-response to the global lockdowns of Covid-19 Pandemic

Read to know about the Global container crisis. How did it Start and its impact on India. What measures have been taken to curtail the crisis.

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Suez Canal Closure Deepens Global Container Crunch

Know about the incident which blocked the Suez canal and how would it impact the global shipping industry. Will container freight charges increase or stay constant.

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China Emerges As India’s Top Trading Partner In 2020 Amidst Diplomatic Rifts

Know about the impact of India-China Conflicts, trade Statistics and the government Measures to withdraw dependence on Chinese products. 

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3 Ways To Ensure Payment From Your Foreign Buyer

Learn how to ensure your foreign buyer pays you in full & on time. Along with the pros & cons of the most common international payment terms. And what to do if the buyer refuses to pay.

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Foreign Trade Policy 2021-2026: Expectations For The Import-Export Sector

Know about India's Foreign Trade Policy. The Highs & Lows of FTP 2015-2020. What are the expectations from FTP 2021-2026? Is the new FTP India's road to $5 Trillion by 2025?

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Cyber Scams Target Importers, Exporters: What To Do To Stay Safe Online

Read key cyber-security frauds affecting exporters-importers. Why SMEs should be alert? How SMEs can protect themselves when under attack? Useful tips to stay safe.

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Container Rollovers Are On The Rise As Shipping Crisis Deepens

Get latest updates on what a container rollover crisis is. The reasons for the fallout and impact of cargo rollover. Know how you can prevent it and what to do when cargo is rolled.

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What Is CBM And How Do You Calculate It?

Find out what CBM is and how to calculate CBM for your cargo. Learn to calculate CBM for Ocean Freight, Air Freight and road (truck LTL) freight. Calculate CBMs per pallet.

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Customs Clearance: The Essential Guide To Smooth Cross-Border Trade

Find out all the factors impacting custom clearance, rules and policies you need to be aware about and steps involved in custom clearance.

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Abandoned Goods: What Happens When Cargo Goes Unclaimed?

Know about the abandoned goods and why are the cargo abandoned. What happens with abandoned goods and who is liable. How to avoid being stuck and what to do when stuck with abandoned goods. 

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Write Emails Like An Expert To Grow Your Import-Export Business

Find the sample email templates for import-export business. How to make a product pitch, send a business proposal or quote, update the client on an ongoing transaction, deal with queries, troubleshoot, negotiations etc

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35 Digital Resources you Need to Run an Export/Import Business

Know about the best 35 digital resources needed to do an import/export business successfully. Learn where to look for buyers, trade finance to preparing & filing trade documentation and get ready.

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How to Import: A Step-By-Step Guide on the Import Process

A detailed guide on how to import with an example of a Full Container Load (FCL) import process.

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Container Freight Station (CFS): Meaning, Functions And Role in Shipping

Get detailed information about the role of a Container Freight Station (CFS) in shipping. Know it's meaning, functions, and charges.

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Dangerous Goods: A Guide to Shipping Hazardous Cargo Safely

Complete guide to the types of dangerous goods and shipping them safely, including the precautions to follow and documentation required.

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A Guide to Shipping in Refrigerated Containers (Reefers)

What is a reefer and how does it work? Types of reefers, latest techniques to ship perishables, and temperature-sensitive cargo in refrigerated containers.

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Shipping Documents Required for Import And Export Customs Clearance

A detailed list of ten shipping documents that importers and exporters require for customs clearance of their goods.

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Exporting by Ship? Here’s How to Select the Right Cargo Container

Choose the right cargo container for your ocean freight and optimise your international logistics costs.

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9 Skills To Be A Successful Import/Export Manager

An import/export manager must have these essential skills to be successful.

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Bill of Lading | Meaning, Types & Usage for Importers & Exporters

Learn about the Bill of Lading, its meaning, importance, the different types and the information it contains. Understand the risks of not filing a Bill of Lading accurately.

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Impact of Coronavirus Pandemic on Indian SME Sector

The novel coronavirus pandemic has not only hit the human population but also destructively hit the Indian economy. This is the first time in history where the Indian economy has almost brought to a lockdown.

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7 Key Points of The Budget 2020: The Import and Export Sector

Read key details about various schemes like NIRVIK, reimbursements that state levies, increase in Fishery exports, hike in customs duties, export hubs, FTA, and more.

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Get Freight Rates and Manage Your Export Shipments, the Tech Savvy and Easy Way with Cogoport

An overview of how Cogoport is helping simplify international logistics for exporters and importers.

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Know Thy Neighbour: An Introduction to India-China Trade

China is one of India's biggest trading partners. Read to know more about the India-China bilateral trade.

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