I am getting ready to get a shipment sent from China, the supplier has quoted a decent rate CIF for the first shipment.
As I understand the term CIF means the supplier has arranged the export from China and will have completed the forms for it landing in the US.
When it arrives it will be held at customs and I need a customs broker to clear it for me.. Is this right?
I have read that I will need this broker to be the IOR as it needs to be a US citizen/company
Once cleared, I will need to get the collected quickly to avoid warehouse cost at the port, then prepared for FBA and sent to them..
Have I missed anything, any recommendations for the broker piece, I have contacted a few people and none seem very willing to explain things to a newbie, apologies if what I'm asking is obvious, it's got me confused!