I was wondering if I wanted to import kitchenware (utensils, decorative) and other items such as vases, candle holders, etc; how would the CIF be calculated by customs in China?
The thing is that I am getting a mixed load of such merchandise at a very steep discount to the wholesale price of the items.
When I import into China, would the customs calculate their own value of the merchandise or would they go by the invoice my supplier in the United States has given?
My supplier in the US also said that he does not know the exact contents of each pallet since it was all mixed by whomever he bought it from and he only knows what type of items is in each pallet, but not the amount of each item. Therefore the supplier would only list the value of each pallet instead of the value for each item. Would this prove to be a problem with customs?
Also, I was thinking about shipping directly to Tianjin Port, but do you think it is wiser to use a freight forwarding agent in HK and ship by land to China? Which Chinese customs is better to negociate with?
Thanks in advanced!