The Cost You Need to Pay When Importing Wholesale Food Containers from China

Due to the cost of labor and other issues, if you want to sell wholesale food containers in your home country, it is a good choice to choose to import from China. How much does it cost to import from China, and how to calculate the cost? This article can give you some guidance.

The cost you need to pay when importing wholesale food containers from china

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1.Tool Cost

Especially for plastic products, such as wholesale food containers, if you want products that are different from those on the market and customize your own unique style products, you need to open a mold, and you need to pay for it. Plastic product molds Fees are usually high, and you don’t need to pay for the mold if you only need to buy the factory designed product.

2.Product Samples

Most of the Chinese suppliers will provide free samples to check the quality if you choose the existing wholesale food containers from the factory, of course, the shipping cost still needs to be paid by the buyer. If it is a product that needs to be customized, customized size, customized color pattern, etc., the additional proofing fee still needs to be borne by the buyer.

3.Sourcing and Product Development Services

If the procurement and product development services are taken over by themselves, this part of the cost can be ignored, but especially for beginners, there is no clear ability to distinguish suppliers, and no ability to distinguish product quality and standards (the market is usually flooded with products of different quality), some people will choose to hire a purchasing agent instead of choosing a supplier themselves, at this time, there will be additional agency purchasing costs. If you want to develop a product, you need to design drafts and prototypes, and there will be costs for developing designs.

4.Social Responsibility Audit

Whether a supplier can pass the social responsibility audit will affect the image and brand of the company. Especially for some large retailers, they usually require their suppliers to have social responsibility audit qualifications, such as BSCI, SEDEX, etc., because they are always under the scrutiny of the public and the media, and the image of their suppliers will also affect them. Impact, in addition to large retailers, more and more small businesses are starting to pay attention to this impact. It is a very cost-effective brand investment that will be used by more and more small and medium businesses in the near future. such services.


Quality inspection can ensure that imported products meet product specifications and quality requirements, and avoid imported products with poor quality and defective products. This work can be done by yourself, or you can hire a quality inspector to inspect the products after the production is completed and before shipment. Due to the poor information transfer between buyers and suppliers, or the use of cheap and substandard materials by suppliers, non-compliant products will be produced, so quality inspection is a very important link, and the cost in this regard cannot be omitted.

6.Lab Testing

If your country’s market supervision has mandatory testing requirements for such products, for example, Europe requires LFGB and other testing reports for imported wholesale food containers, then you need to pay additional testing fees for this, so you must understand before purchasing Local market laws and regulations to avoid unnecessary losses.


The finished wholesale food containers is shipped from the factory floor and finally arrives at your warehouse, which incurs significant transportation costs as follows: Shipping to the port of loading (China)

Export Customs Clearance

Freight (port to port)

Document Delivery (Bill of Lading, Packing List and Commercial Invoice)

Local charges at destination port (unloading and management)

Inland transport

8.Import Duties and Other Taxes

Goods imported from China are basically subject to import duties. Tariffs vary by product and market.

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