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Importing from China Interview: Lance Scoular interviewed by Brendan Elias

Importing from China Interview: Lance Scoular interviewed by Brendan EliasIMPORTING FROM CHINA

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INTERVIEW

Importing From China Video Interview March 2011

Lance Scoular, ‘The Savvy Navigator’ interviewed by Brendan Elias, of China

Import Formula.


Produced in in Sydney, New South Wakes, Australia, March 2011 and uploaded to: https://www.youtube.com/user/LanceScoular

February 23, 2012.


Note: Due to time lapse since these videos were produced, changes may have occurred regarding some matters or organizations referred to.

 

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9 Short videos can be viewed by scrolling down the page

 




This wide ranging interview discusses a variety of issues relating to those wishing to import products from China into their own country.

The Interview takes place in Sydney, Australia and many of the issues are discussed from an Australian perspective. However, the concepts will apply in other countries as well with variations depending on the jurisdiction.


Topics covered in each video include:

1. Lance’s Background & Experience

2. Role of Customs and Customs Brokers

3. Customs Brokers’ Expertise + Disasters

4. Documentation and Demurrage/Storage Problems

5. Choosing a Customs Broker + Beginners Mistakes

6. Customs & Quarantine Inspections + Taxes incl. GST, VAT, Sales Tax

7. Government Agencies Importers May Deal With

8. China and Incoterms® 2010 (International Commercial Terms)

9. Lance Scoular, Author, Top Tips on Importing from China


Importing From China Interview: Lance’s Background & Experience

Pt1/9 - Run Time 7:39


I help people navigate the minefields of International Trade and Transport

• Global Market Strategist
• International Trade Facilitator
• Importing/Exporting Course Presenter
• Former Licensed Customs Broker and Freight Forwarder for 40 years
• Freight Negotiation
• International Methods of Payment Strategies
• International Trade Risk Mitigation
• Social Media Marketing Strategies
• Global Business Strategies
• Workshops and Seminars
• Business Coaching
• International Trade -- Import/Export Training
• Social Media Training & Strategies
• New Media Marketing
• Keynote Speaking

 

Role of Customs and Customs Brokers

Importing from China Pt2/9 - Run Time 8:00

Key Points

The Role of the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (now Australia Border Force): 


Protection

Collection

Facilitation

Protection: of Australia's Borders fro Prohibited Imports/Exports

Collection: of Customs Duties and Taxes including Goods and Services Tax (GST) Wine Equalization Tax and Luxury Car Tax.

Facilitation: of legitimate travelers and traders importing and exporting.


The Role of Customs Brokers

Customs Brokers are licensed by Customs to commercially represent Importers.

Importers in Australia can either clear their own goods or employ the services of a Licensed Customs Broker.



Customs Brokers’ Expertise + Disasters

Importing from China Pt3/9 - Run Time 4:05

Key Points

Qualities and experience to seek when choosing a Customs Broker.

Disasters to avoid by not assuming anything.


Documentation and Demurrage/Storage Problems

Importing from China Pt4/9 - Run Time 4:35

Key Points:

Documentation problems include not having correct documentation or delays in receiving required documents.

Importers and exporters should research their document and process requirement before placing or receiving orders.



Choosing a Customs Broker + Beginners Mistakes

Importing from China Pt5/9 - Run Time 5:26

Key Points

Preparing yourself to know what to ask when choosing a Customs Broker.

Importers: Beginners mistakes to avoid.



Customs & Quarantine Inspections + Taxes incl. GST, VAT, Sales Tax

Importing from China Pt6/9 - Run Time 8:39


Key Points

Customs and Quarantine Inspections and examples:

Foot and Mouth, mad cows disease, red ants, cane toads and Equine Influenza.


Working with different tax regimes in different countries.



Government Agencies Importers May Deal With

Importing from China Pt7/9 - Run Time 2:46

Key Points

Government Agencies Importers May Deal With

e.g. Defense , Health, Quarantine and Communications.



China and Incoterms® 2010 (International Commercial Terms)

Importing from China Pt8/9 - Run Time 7:30


Key Points

The Incoterms® 2010 are arranged in two categories as follows:


Rules for Any Mode of Transport

EXW - Ex Works

FCA - Free Carrier

CPT - Carriage Paid To

CIP - Carriage and Insurance Paid

DAT - Delivered At Terminal

DAP - Delivered At Place

DDP - Delivered Duty Paid


Rules for Sea and Inland Waterway Transport Only

FAS - Free Alongside Ship

FOB - Free On Board

CFR - Cost and Freight

CIF - Cost, Insurance and Freight


In addition to the 11 rules, Incoterms® 2010 includes:

• Extensive guidance notes and illustrative graphics to help users efficiently choose the right rule for each transaction;

• New classifications to help choosing the most suitable rule in relation to the mode of transport;

• Advice for the use of electronic procedures;

• Information on security-related clearances for shipments;

• Advice for the use of Incoterms® 2010 in domestic trade.


Used in international and domestic contracts for the sale of goods, Incoterms help parties avoid misunderstandings by clearly identifying the obligations of the buyer and seller.

Featuring the two new rules, the Incoterms® 2010 edition reflects advances in international trade over the last decade, and is an essential tool for trade. Used in both international and domestic contracts for the sale of goods, the rules simplify the drafting of such contracts and help avoid misunderstandings by clearly setting out certain obligations of buyers and sellers

The new Incoterms® 2010 are effective 1 January 2011.


Lance Scoular, Author, Top Tips on Importing from China

Importing from China Pt9/9 -- Run Time 2:21

Key Points

Lance is Co-Author of:

"Exporters and Importers - Survive and Prosper" John Yelland and Lance Scoular

Halstead Press for AGPS Press in association with the National Executive of Small Business Agencies Copyright Commonwealth of Australia

1994 ISBN : 0 644 32430 9

This publication is OUT OF PRINT and no longer available.


I help people navigate the minefields of International Trade and Transport

• Global Market Strategist
• International Trade Facilitator
• Importing/Exporting Course Presenter
• Former Licensed Customs Broker and Freight Forwarder for 40 years
• Freight Negotiation
• International Methods of Payment Strategies
• International Trade Risk Mitigation
• Social Media Marketing Strategies
• Global Business Strategies
• Workshops and Seminars
• Business Coaching
• International Trade -- Import/Export Training
• Social Media Training & Strategies
• New Media Marketing
• Keynote Speaking


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Lance \ud83d\udc1d Scoular the video 1/9 already outperformed 1300 views over the main article,meie you get the chance to backlink the 9 videos to the main content. The article is at 800 ?

Lance \ud83d\udc1d Scoular do not forget to build links in the invidual videos on MybeBeeTV to drain visit form the 9 videos to the main article!

Milos Djukic

4 years ago #9

#8
My pleasure Lance.

Lance 🐝 Scoular

4 years ago #8

#6
Thaks for the sharing Milos.👍

Milos Djukic

4 years ago #7

cc. Phil Friedman.

Milos Djukic

4 years ago #6

Thanks Lance \ud83d\udc1d Scoular!

Lance 🐝 Scoular

4 years ago #5

#3
Thanks for your kind words Stephan. I will contact you re posting these videos on MybeBeeTV's hive !

Lance 🐝 Scoular

4 years ago #4

#2
Much appreciated David. More to come at the Import Export Made Easy Hive.

Ha, Lance \ud83d\udc1d Scoular is our corner stone, we started to Call him the Wiseman, the Wiz, like a Chamane, but for knowledge and business. We are gonna post his videos on MybeBeeTV's hive !

David B. Grinberg

4 years ago #2

Lance, thank you for continuing to educate us about the field of importing and exporting. Your wealth of knowledge and expert points make me feel as if I have an honorary degree in this subject matter. You deftly display the intricacies and nuances of this highly competitive industry which is a critically important cog in the global economy. You are truly the one-and-only "Savvy Navigator," Lance. Please keep doing what you do, which is always very much appreciated by all, mate. You represent the best of beBee!

David B. Grinberg

4 years ago #1

Lance, thank you for continuing to educate us about the field of important and exporting. Your wealth of knowledge and expert points make me feel as if I have an honorary degree in the field. You are truly the one-and-only Savvy Navigator. Please keep doing what you do, which is always very much appreciated, mate. You represent the best of beBee buzz!

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