How to Import Plywood From China?

Plywood is a very common wholesale building material. It is used in house building, formwork, furniture making, door manufacture, etc.

If you are reading this page, maybe you want to import plywood from China. Here are the steps.

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Make sure your country is not anti dumping Chinese plywood

There are two countries anti-dumping plywood from China. They are Turkey and United States. So If you are from there, there will be extremely high import tax to import Chinese plywood. You’d better source from other countries like Vietnam, Malaysia or Indonesia.

Specifiy Your Plywood Needs

An request for quote inquiry should be prepared before you contact any plywood suppliers. The inquiry should include plywood thickness, veneer types and usage.

Common uses are:

  • General Building
  • Formwork
  • Packging Box
  • Furniture, Doors, Cabinets

Talk to the Right Supplier & Start Small

Talk to someone who is professional in plywood and trade business. Even though everybody claims that they make good quality, don’t buy big quantity at first time. It is common sense to make a small order to check the quality of certain supplier.

Be alert if anyone offer you very low price.

Payment Term

There are two payment terms if you import from China.

  • Wire Transfer or Telegraphic Transfers, T/T for short (30% TT advance, balance after supplier show you copy of bill of lading.
  • Irrevocable letter of credit (L/C)

Import with a Custom Broker

Your Chinese supplier is capable of shipping to plywood till your port. After that you, as an importer, will need to handle the import process. This process should be done with the help of a custom broker.

What custom broker can do for you?

  • Import Process
  • Paying import tax
  • Transport the container to your warehouse