Importing from China? Don’t neglect the certification requirements.

Frederik Grondvist

China has lowered the bar for companies to do business on an international scale. While neglected by many importers, product certification compliance is not to be taken for granted when importing products from China. In this article I’ll explain why this is the case, and what you can do to improve your odds.

First, let me tell you something about myself. I’m a Swedish entrepreneur that’s been based in Shanghai, China, since 2009. I’ve managed hundreds of orders for European companies importing from China. Import business is always challenging, but certification compliance is one of the hardest nuts to crack. My hope is that this article will contribute to the general awareness among business owners. If I can make at least one European or American business owner think twice before importing non-compliant products, I’ve succeeded.