In 2011, U.S. businesses imported $399.1 billion worth of goods from the People’s Republic of China, according to the U.S. – China Business Council. This figure represents more than a 32% increase over 2010. The top three categories of items imported consist of electronic equipment – $98 billion, machines, engines, and pumps – $97.8 billion, and toys/games – $23.7 billion.

Here are the next six most imported items from China:

  • Clothing – $30.63 billion
  • Furniture, lighting, signs: $22.7 billion
  • Footwear: $17.5 billion
  • Plastics such as plastic sheds – $11.8 billion
  • Iron/ steel products – $9.4 billion
  • Vehicles – $8.7 billion

Any person or firm that plans to import goods from China must follow several requirements, which include the following items:

Harmonized Tariff Schedule

The importer needs to know the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) classification number of each good. The HTS determines if certain items have quota restrictions or qualify for the reduced rates of duty. This means the importer will have to negotiate the complex process of finding out each item’s HTS number.

Refer to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s website for more information on Duty Rates.


Goods imported from China must have the following label: “Made in China.” The rules required that the marking be legible and permanent so that the end-users of the goods have complete awareness of the country of origin. The “end-user” ultimately buys or receives the goods in the same condition in which it was imported.

An end-user refers to a consumer, person receiving a gift, or a manufacturer who purchases the good for further processing.

If the good cannot be marked, such as a fruit, the sender must place the label on the outer container.

Intellectual Property

Importers who plan to distribute copyrighted or trademarked items should understand that specified individuals or firms have contracts that grant them exclusive rights to distribute certain intellectual products in the U.S. If you plan to import an intellectual property covered under this agreement and do not have the legal rights to do so, you risk the products being confiscated at the border.

Other Agency Requirements

Goods imported from China to Israel (more reading about China Import in Hebrew) and other western countries must meet the criteria, such as safety, health, energy efficiency, and other standards, established by other governmental agencies. The goods may require a special permit before  access is granted for importation into the U.S. The pamphlet “Importing Into the U.S.” can provide more information on the requirements and how to proceed.

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The reign of the iPad 2 is over, long live the iPad3! Or in fact, long live the iPad because the 3 isn’t really attached to this model – Apple decided to revert to the original model name instead. Despite the name change, customers are still calling this model the iPad 3 so we’ll continue that tradition in this article.

The iPad 3 – Clearer Images than Ever Before

The biggest and most noteworthy change for this model is the addition of the retina display. Weighing in with an impressive resolution of 2048 x 1536, the tablet now outperforms all but the most expensive high definition television sets. That’s very impressive for a hand-held computing device.

You’ll find that video and photographs come to life on the screen, with really sharp crisp images during rendering. In fact if you hold the tablet at arm’s length – you’ll find that you can’t make out any of the individual pixels at all. There’s no better screen on any device in the same price bracket and that’s a big deal for potential purchasers.

If you’re a big fan of magazines, then you’ll love how they’re rendered in print quality perfection on the retina display of the iPad 3 – though you might be shocked at the 2+GB downloads for print quality .pdfs.

In keeping with the image quality theme, the iPad 3 also comes with an improved camera – you’ll see people snapping away on the device everywhere now. The screen makes setting up the perfect shot much easier than using a traditional camera.

The iPad 3 – Other Improvements

The other improvements may not be as spectacularly obvious but you’ll be glad of them all the same. Firstly the processor’s been upgraded to an AX5 in order to handle multi-tasking in a more powerful manner. Then there’s the boost to the battery for the iPad 3, which is essential to deliver the same battery life as before whilst running the energy hungry retina display. Apple has also added support for speech dictation, and this marks the narrowing divide between tablets and mobile phones.

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January 18, 2010

Have you ever been intersted in an elctric truck?

Well there are some electric trucks that are mad in china, read to learn more about there specs:

Transmission type: Automatic transmission

Wheel size base: 2,620mm

Maximum speed: 60 kmph

Parking brakes: Hand brake and back wheel brake

Maximum payload: 750kg

Safe distance for braking: 6m

Running distance: 100 – 200km

Battery: 12v 32kg Lead acid battery, needs charging every 7 hours

Battery charger: 48v

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