One of the evolutions made possible by the advancement of the Internet was the massive development of virtual stores to market all kinds of items and services that can be imagined. Importing products from China is one of the trends that have emerged.
With easier and more constant connections, a benefit that has been made possible in a simple and practical way is the import of products from China for consumption. Having as differential the low prices practiced and the sending of products to all the corners of the planet, the Chinese inventions extended even more its expansion through marketplaces that sell products to the final consumer.
Let's see in this article how you can take advantage of the benefits of importing from China and save a lot.
The Brazilian tax legislation applied to imported products establishes that, in order to be considered a product for consumption, it must have a value of no more than US$50. So, avoid making purchases above this value, because your order may be withheld by customs until you pay the taxes due, which can be up to 50% of the purchase value, which is a very high percentage and will affect the desired economy.
Still, if you want to buy items that have value above this range, just do the calculations, including all the possibilities of taxation that will generate the extra cost, perform the conversion to the real and define whether it is worth finishing the order.
The following are some restrictions imposed by the IRS that may cause orders to be withheld:
Initially, search for suppliers on the Internet and then register. It is interesting to have a minimum notion of English, in some cases, but the vast majority of sites offer options completely translated into Portuguese.
During and after registration, read carefully all the information offered about the purchase process, deadlines, product measures, etc. To buy, you must have an international credit card, in almost all sites, but some offer the option to pay with a boleto, although unusual.
The companies that work with this type of sales meet requests from all over the world and have complex logistics operations that mostly pass by sea, air and road.
Most suppliers exempt the buyer from freight, and this counts as one of the benefits, because the average period stipulated for you to receive the order is between 30-60 days. In other words: do not risk buying something you need before the next two months.
Do not ignore the fact that, although this type of procedure has become something quite simple, it is still necessary to be very careful not to fall into blows and snares. There are many malicious people who create online stores with images of imported products, as if they were representatives, but after receiving the money from buyers do not send the order and simply add up. There are several examples of such cases happening frequently. Give preference to already known companies that have credibility and good reputation.
Even if the store where you bought the product presents the values in reais, your purchase will be made in dollars. The price of this currency oscillates daily up and down, being necessary a lot of care not to burst the limit of your card or to end up becoming a disadvantageous purchase in this aspect.
It doesn't pay to import products from China that will take months to arrive, running the risk that when they are delivered they won't be exactly what you want, if it doesn't come at an extremely attractive cost. Otherwise, it will be better to buy right here, receive in less time and still be able to complain at the stores, based on the Consumer Protection Code, which cannot be applied in these operations.