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Ways to Pay Your Supplier in China

Ways to Pay Your Supplier in China

To secure their payments in China and to avoid risks, importers must pick the right method of payment. Use this guide to see which mode is right for you.

Best Practices To Find and Verify China Suppliers

Best Practices To Find and Verify China Suppliers

Supplier verification and due diligence are absolutely necessary if you’re thinking of importing from China. Follow these simple steps to keep trouble away.

How to Avoid China Supplier Scams

How to Avoid China Supplier Scams

For importers, buying goods from China comes with benefits as well as the risk of fraud – whether it’s ending up with substandard goods or losing money to fake companies. Don’t be a victim of a scam. Follow these best practices

GST on Indian Imports: Everything You Need to Know

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.

MOQ: Why China Suppliers Insist on Minimum Order Quantity

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.

Quality Control and Inspections in China: A Complete Guide

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.

Import Challenges in India, and Ways to Fix Them

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.

Best Ways to Track Your International Cargo

Best Ways to Track Your International Cargo

Tracking your cargo as it moves from its origin to its final destination is a critical aspect of supply chain management. The article discusses the different ways by which you can track your cargo being transported by ocean and air.

4 Problems Exporters in India Face, and Their Solutions

4 Problems Exporters in India Face, and Their Solutions

From under-developed infrastructure and complicated procedures to limited access to finance, multiple factors are preventing Indian exporters from reaching their full potential and making them less competitive in the global market.

Why Buy Marine Cargo Insurance for Your China Shipments 

Why Buy Marine Cargo Insurance for Your China Shipments 

China is the world’s factory, sending goods in all directions via sea. But recently, frequent maritime accidents have resulted in huge cargo losses, making shipping from the country a risky affair. The need for marine cargo insurance for your China shipments has never been more urgent than now.

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

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.

Best Practices for Efficient Communication with your Chinese Supplier

Best Practices for Efficient Communication with your Chinese Supplier

One of the obvious challenges of trading with China or Chinese suppliers is overcoming the language barrier. Read on for tips on making your communication with them more effective.

How to Find & Select a Freight Forwarder in China & Asian Countries

How to Find & Select a Freight Forwarder in China & Asian Countries

For traders who source goods from Asian countries that have their own languages and cultures, a local freight forwarder brings many advantages. Follow these tips to make the right hire for your business needs.

China Ports Driving Global Trade and Growth

China Ports Driving Global Trade and Growth

The major ports in China are the key axes of global trade. Take a look at some of the top Chinese sea ports, from Hongkong to Ningbo and beyond, to understand their contribution to world trade and to determine which ones suit your business needs.

6 Ways To Get Your Export Business To Positive Cashflow

6 Ways To Get Your Export Business To Positive Cashflow

Managing cashflow in the export business is a huge challenge. Follow this guide to make your transactions less of a risk & more of an opportunity.

Soaring Steel Prices in India & Their Impact on Production, Exports & Profits

Soaring Steel Prices in India & Their Impact on Production, Exports & Profits

Steel Prices in India have doubled in the last year, causing a storm of trouble for small-scale steelmakers

Top Cargo Handling China Airports

Top Cargo Handling China Airports

Read about the top 12 cargo handling airports in China, along with key details and information relevant to businesses that trade with China.

 Top 10 India Imports and Import Sources

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.

Ocean & Air Freight Outlook: 8 June, 2021

Ocean & Air Freight Outlook: 8 June, 2021

Get all the news and relevant updates on cargo volumes and booking availability, near-term forecasts of freight rates, and freight rate trends for in our Ocean & Air Freight Outlook 8 June, 2021 edition.

What is an eBRC & Why Do Exporters Need It

What is an eBRC & Why Do Exporters Need It

Know about eBRC, the process to check and print the certificate on DGFT. Also learn about the roles & responsibilities of the Bank, exporter & DGFT. And what to do in case of an error.

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

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.

Foreign Trade Agreements Can Boost India’s Exports, If Done Right

Foreign Trade Agreements Can Boost India’s Exports, If Done Right

Know about Foreign Trade Agreements, its importance, benefits and how to claim FTA benefits. Also learn about what India is doing to strengthen its FTAs.

India’s Agricultural Exports: Waiting For A Bumper Harvest

India’s Agricultural Exports: Waiting For A Bumper Harvest

Learn about the strengths, challenges & untapped potential of India’s agricultural export sector. Also discover the top 10 agricultural export commodities and the predictions for 2021

Shipping Challenges Persist In 2021: From Covid-19 To Suez Canal Blockage

Shipping Challenges Persist In 2021: From Covid-19 To Suez Canal Blockage

Know about the shipping challenges that the world is facing in 2021. From Covid 19 to the Suez canal blockage to the resulting port congestion, container shortages, blank sailings and soaring freight rates.

Export Promotion Councils: Showcasing India to the World

Export Promotion Councils: Showcasing India to the World

Know about Export Promotion Councils in India, its roles, functions, benefits, types, current trends and how to register with them.

Everything you need to Know about importing from China to India

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

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

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

RoDTEP: A WTO-Compliant Export Incentive Scheme

RoDTEP: A WTO-Compliant Export Incentive Scheme

Know about RoDTEP scheme, its purpose, features, benefits & differences with MEIS and RoSCTL. Eligibility and How to avail the benefits & the current teething issues.

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

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.

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

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. 

3 Ways To Ensure Payment From Your Foreign Buyer

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.

Export With Payment Of IGST: GST Refunds Part 2

Export With Payment Of IGST: GST Refunds Part 2

Everything you need to know about the export of goods with payment of IGST, how to claim a refund, and common problems you might face during the refund process

Export of Goods Without Payment Of IGST: GST Refunds Part 1

Export of Goods Without Payment Of IGST: GST Refunds Part 1

Everything you need to know about the export of goods without payment of IGST, under bond/LUT, how to claim refund of input tax credit, and recent changes in the GST law

General Average: What Is It, And How Can You Stay Safe In A Disaster At Sea?

General Average: What Is It, And How Can You Stay Safe In A Disaster At Sea?

Know about General average & when is it declared. How does general average affects you as a cargo owner, importer & exporter? Conditions for cargo release & how to stay protected.

Export Incentives in India: Everything You Need To Know

Export Incentives in India: Everything You Need To Know

Know about the types & benefits of export incentives in India. Understand who implements these schemes, how they work and why they are important.

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

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?

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

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.

Container Rollovers Are On The Rise As Shipping Crisis Deepens

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.

Budget 2021: What MSMEs Expected And What They Got

Budget 2021: What MSMEs Expected And What They Got

Find out the details about the expectations and reality of the budget 2021. Know how it affects MSMEs and what they can do to survive.

What Is CBM And How Do You Calculate It?

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.

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

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.

Supply Chain Challenges: How Businesses Can Adapt For A Covid-19 World

Supply Chain Challenges: How Businesses Can Adapt For A Covid-19 World

Get full details about what a supply chain is, and how is it important. Know how covid-19 has impacted supply chain and what can you do to manage and adapt.

AD Code: What Is It And Why Do You Need It For Your Export Business?

AD Code: What Is It And Why Do You Need It For Your Export Business?

Know in detail what an AD code is. Why does an exporter need an AD code? How to apply for an AD code and how to register for customs. Find out how to modify it.

Abandoned Goods: What Happens When Cargo Goes Unclaimed?

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. 

Shipment Delayed? Can’t Find A Container? Blame Peak Season Rush: Covid-19

Shipment Delayed? Can’t Find A Container? Blame Peak Season Rush: Covid-19

Find out about the current shipping disruption resulting in delayed shipment and container shortage. Also how can you deal with this peak season rush due to Covid-19.

Find out if your Import-Export Business is Brexit-ready?

Find out if your Import-Export Business is Brexit-ready?

What is Brexit, no-deal Brexit and the impact of Brexit on trade? How Brexit will impact the logistics sector and India. Know how to be Brexit ready.

How Does India’s RCEP Decision Impact Indian Exporters/Importers?

How Does India’s RCEP Decision Impact Indian Exporters/Importers?

Know about the RCEP trade deal, its expectations & limitations. The pros & cons of India's decision to opt-out of the trade deal. And how does this decision impact the Indian exporters & importers.

How To Build An International Brand for your exports business

How To Build An International Brand for your exports business

Learn about brand awareness & its benefits for export import business. How to build an international brand using social media strategies & attract foreign buyers.

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

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

A Complete Guide To The Shipment Planning And Documentation Process

A Complete Guide To The Shipment Planning And Documentation Process

A complete & step by step guide to the shipment planning and documentation process. The documents required for shipment planning and optimise the shipment process.

Shipping Delays, Bad for Business: Why It Pays To Book and Plan Early

Shipping Delays, Bad for Business: Why It Pays To Book and Plan Early

Know why shipping delays happen and how it's bad for business. What plagues the shipping industry today? And how early is enough to book a shipment. Plan well.

Understanding Demurrage And Detention Charges: And How To Avoid Them

Understanding Demurrage And Detention Charges: And How To Avoid Them

Know about what is demurrage and detention and who charges them, how does it affect you, how to calculate the charges and what you can do to avoid them.

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

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.

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

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.

Incidental Shipping Charges Part II: Transport & Insurance-related Extra Costs

Incidental Shipping Charges Part II: Transport & Insurance-related Extra Costs

Know all the incidental charges or extra costs in shipping. Find about these transport and insurance related extra ocean freights costs that can catch you off-guard.

Incidental Shipping Charges Part I: Freight and Customs-Related Extra Costs

Incidental Shipping Charges Part I: Freight and Customs-Related Extra Costs

Know all the incidental charges or extra costs in shipping. Find about these freight and customs related extra ocean freights costs that can catch you off-guard.

How to Find Buyers For Your Export Products

How to Find Buyers For Your Export Products

This article covers the great export challenge: How to find international buyers. Learn how to find trustworthy foreign buyers for your export products and how to explore new markets across the world for your export business.

What Exporters Need To Know About Post-Shipment Finance

What Exporters Need To Know About Post-Shipment Finance

Post-shipment credit is a collateral-free finance option for exporters to manage their cash flow needs as they wait to be paid. Read this guide to know about the different types of post-shipment credit available to exporters, where exporters can avail of them, and how it will help their business

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

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.

Dangerous Goods: A Guide to Shipping Hazardous Cargo Safely

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.

A Complete Guide to Freight Transport: What Exporters/Importers Need To Know

A Complete Guide to Freight Transport: What Exporters/Importers Need To Know

A complete guide to explain what Exporters / Importers need to know about ocean freight and shipping. Benefits, different modes of shipping and multimodal/intermodal.

A Guide to Inland Logistics by Road, Rail Transport & Barge

A Guide to Inland Logistics by Road, Rail Transport & Barge

A complete guide to Road, Rail and Barge transport services. Everything Exporters / Importers need to know about inland logistics.

A Guide to Air Freight: Everything Exporters/Importers Need to Know

A Guide to Air Freight: Everything Exporters/Importers Need to Know

A complete guide to Air Freight and Cogoport’s new Air Freight booking service. Everything Exporters / Importers need to know about air cargo bookings.

A Guide to Shipping in Refrigerated Containers (Reefers)

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.

A Guide to FCL Shipping: Everything Exporters/Importers Need to Know

A Guide to FCL Shipping: Everything Exporters/Importers Need to Know

A complete guide to FCL shipments and Cogoport’s new FCL booking service. FCL full form and what exporters / importers need to know about FCL container bookings.

A Guide to LCL Shipping: Everything Exporters/Importers Need to Know

A Guide to LCL Shipping: Everything Exporters/Importers Need to Know

A complete guide to LCL shipment for importers/exports. LCL shipment meaning, procedure, tracking, and Cogoport’s new LCL booking service.

Shipping Documents Required for Import And Export Customs Clearance

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.

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

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.

How Will Export/Import Business Evolve Post Covid - A Podcast

How Will Export/Import Business Evolve Post Covid - A Podcast

Mr. Subrat Sarangi, Academic Professor & Industry Expert - Supply chain management. He addresses the problems that Importers and Exporters are currently facing .

9 Skills To Be A Successful Import/Export Manager

9 Skills To Be A Successful Import/Export Manager

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

Manage Multiple Shipments Easily with Cogoport’s Booking Management Tool

Manage Multiple Shipments Easily with Cogoport’s Booking Management Tool

Learn how to manage your container shipments easily using Cogoport’s Booking management tool

6 Digital Tools to make your Daily Business Smarter

6 Digital Tools to make your Daily Business Smarter

A curated list of 6 digital tools that every Export/ Import business must have to make their day to day business life easier and smarter.

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

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.

Impact of Coronavirus Pandemic on Indian SME Sector

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.

 7 Expert Tips for SMEs to Improve Their Credit Score

7 Expert Tips for SMEs to Improve Their Credit Score

Improve your credit score by being tax compliant, maintaining a single bank account, using banking channels, paying dues on time, keeping a good personal credit history.

Transportation costs | The key player in Logistics.

Transportation costs | The key player in Logistics.

Transportation costs have always been a key element in logistics that joints the separated activities.

Cogoport Welcomes Another Passionate Team Member!

Cogoport Welcomes Another Passionate Team Member!

Welcome on Board

Global Buyers Look Towards India amid Coronavirus Outbreak in China

Global Buyers Look Towards India amid Coronavirus Outbreak in China

Indian Manufacturers and exporters have received an increase in the number of queries coming for their products.

NIRVIK Scheme for Exporters of India

NIRVIK Scheme for Exporters of India

The NIRVIK scheme will offer exporters faster claim settlement and higher insurance cover guarantee up to 90% of the principal.

Indian Customs to Quiz Importers on Free Trade Agreement (FTA) claims

Indian Customs to Quiz Importers on Free Trade Agreement (FTA) claims

Indian Custom Officials can now ask questions related to the country of origin of imported goods under the Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

Sea Port in Vadhavan gets approval by Cabinet

Sea Port in Vadhavan gets approval by Cabinet

The cabinet gave approval for setting up a new major port at Vadhavan near Dahanu in Maharashtra

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

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.

Top 12 Things to Keep in Mind While Exporting to a Foreign Country

Top 12 Things to Keep in Mind While Exporting to a Foreign Country

Know the importance of place, product description, customer satisfaction, transport feasibility, product demand, marketing, costing, insurance, capital and resource requirement

Incoterms 2020: Changes That you Need to Know

Incoterms 2020: Changes That you Need to Know

International Chamber of Commerce released Incoterms 2020. Know about the rules for your business, importance in international trade, and all the main updates and changes.

How can Packaging Boost Your Agricultural Exports Business?

How can Packaging Boost Your Agricultural Exports Business?

How does packaging boost your agricultural exports? This article covers packaging for agricultural export business, the importance of packaging in the export business and more.

10 Things to Keep in Mind While Exporting Agricultural Products to Europe

10 Things to Keep in Mind While Exporting Agricultural Products to Europe

Exporting agricultural products to Europe, quality, logo, demands, rules and regulations, research, competition, products, packaging policies, MRLs and more.

US – China Trade War: Impact on Global Trade

US – China Trade War: Impact on Global Trade

A look at United States' recent trade protectionist policies and how they impact global trade.

Need of the Hour - An Integrated Supply Chain

Need of the Hour - An Integrated Supply Chain

Why is an integrated supply chain important?

How to Build a Trust Relationship with Your Consignee

How to Build a Trust Relationship with Your Consignee

Looking to build a relationship with your consignee? Read more about these key communication factors to build a strong relationship between a consignee and consignor.

The SASO CoC (Certificate of Conformity) Will Help Your Rice Export To Saudi Arabia Clear Customs

The SASO CoC (Certificate of Conformity) Will Help Your Rice Export To Saudi Arabia Clear Customs

Learn all about the Certificate of Conformity (CoC) and the SASO Certificate of Conformity for Saudi Arabia.

Freight Tracking: Importance of Change in the Shipping Industry

Freight Tracking: Importance of Change in the Shipping Industry

Freight tracking tools is a top priority for supply chains and international traders

Shipping Technology - Redefining the Value Addition

Shipping Technology - Redefining the Value Addition

How the shipping industry business model is changing due to technology

DPD Update: Procedure to be Followed for “One Time Default Intimation” to Shipping Lines by DPD Importers at JNCH

DPD Update: Procedure to be Followed for “One Time Default Intimation” to Shipping Lines by DPD Importers at JNCH

Procedure to be followed by DPD importers for one time default intimation to be sent to shipping lines before arrival of the vessel.

Alert all Shippers! Know all about IMO Sulphur Regulations 2020 now!

Alert all Shippers! Know all about IMO Sulphur Regulations 2020 now!

Wondering what you need to know about the IMO Sulphur Regulations 2020? Read more to get the latest update from scrubbers to bunker fuel and how shipping liners will meet this regulation.

Top 3 Busiest Container Ports in India

Top 3 Busiest Container Ports in India

An list of the major ports in India, traffic handled by the top 10 ports in India, and an introduction to the three busiest ports of India.

Air or Ocean Freight: Which Mode of Cargo Transportation is Best for Your Trade?

Air or Ocean Freight: Which Mode of Cargo Transportation is Best for Your Trade?

The differences between Air Freight and Ocean Freight and when to choose which mode for your business trade.

Incoterms 2020 - What's Changing, What's Staying?

Incoterms 2020 - What's Changing, What's Staying?

Incoterms 2020 - What's Changing, What's Staying?

Marine Insurance 101: Everything you need to know

Marine Insurance 101: Everything you need to know

Wondering how Marine Insurance will protect your cargo? Check out this article to know more about marine insurance and how it can benefit you.

3 Mandatory Shipping Documents Required for Import And Export

3 Mandatory Shipping Documents Required for Import And Export

A list of key documents required for import and export by ocean freight. The article lists and explains the three must-have documents for you to import cargo by sea or export by sea.

Rice Export from India: Insights with Expert Rakesh Kumar Singh

Rice Export from India: Insights with Expert Rakesh Kumar Singh

Watch Rakesh Kumar Singh, Vice President of The Rice Exporters Association, give expert insights about the business of rice export from India.