These Links May Be Useful If You Work In International Trade
(Or Fun If You Enjoy China, Manufacturing or Transportation!)
It isn't a secret that you can get almost anything done if you have the right resources. Many of our customers are go-getters who want information available, at their fingertips, and at a moment's notice. Please see the links below for useful trade-related information.
Fremont Lancaster takes no responsibility for the content in the following links. You should always consult a trade professional to make sure you're getting the complete picture. We're available to help at any time at 800.768.5618 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to making public resources easy to find, Fremont's Resources page also links to original articles by Fremont staff and consultants that you may find useful, interesting, or both!
To succeed at a business meal in China - and to understand why this is such an important ritual - you may enjoy reading the following:
Have you heard about "Singles' Day" but aren't sure what it means? Check out:
Chinese National Holiday Schedule
Chinese holidays affect production schedules; we keep track of the dates, but many of our customers like to know when Chinese workers are off so that they can plan their own purchasing and production.
Here is a link to dates for and information about Chinese national holidays, including observance dates.
Don't forget: some Chinese holidays are based on a lunar calendar.
Chinese New Year takes place at a different time every year!
DHL Fuel Rates
One of the most common questions we answer is "What's the fuel rate?".
We like to make it easy to find the information you need.
The fuel rate changes, but our "Resources" page is always in the same place.
Check here for current and historical fuel surcharge rates:
Harmonized Tariff Schedule
If you work in international trade, chances are good that you've dealt with customs classifications; they allow us to determine the duty rate on an imported product.
The US government provides an electronic version of the HTS online:
In case of government shut down or problems with the official site, we host the complete Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States for your convenience:
This is a 15MB file and may take a few minutes to download.