The Ecommerce import solution is for the Chinese government can setup a system to benefit on foreign companies to import their products back into the Chinese mainland market.
The major differences in between Ecommerce Import and traditional Chinese General Trade. Ecommerce Import designed for business to run their business and test for the Chinese market. Ecommerce Import is also reduce import times and paperwork compare to general trade. This is designed for the companies who are serving their direct clients in China mostly B2C network.
The products approved under Ecommerce is only allowed to sell online only
General TradeThe products under General Trade is allowed to sell both Online and Offline.
For our experience in China trade, we will recommend to test the market by using Ecommerce solution if the products are getting good feedback then you can apply for the General Trade import for bigger business. General Trade Tax
VAT + Duty + Excise tax = Genaral Trade Tax, levy on cargo value.
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