From Abroad to Asia: Step-By-Step Guide for Seamless Imports

Navigating the complexities of international trade is a strategic move for businesses looking to expand their global reach.

Whether you are a company eager to export to Asia and unlock the vast potential of the local markets (especially given the rising demand of growing middle-class populations and the fast-paced development of e-commerce in the region), or an importer or buyer sourcing goods from abroad, the process can be complex, time-consuming, and bring unexpected added costs for companies, thus requiring meticulous planning and execution. Optimizing and streamlining this process is thus key!

In this comprehensive guide, we will walk you through the step-by-step process of exporting to and importing in Asia, highlighting the best practices and import solutions for seamless, efficient, and cost-effective operations toward the Asian markets!

International Shipping

The first step to exporting/importing your goods is ensuring efficient transportation across international borders. It thus requires careful coordination, adherence to shipping regulations, and selecting the most suitable mode of transportation (sea freightair freight, road freight, multimodal).


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ASI Logistics provides comprehensive international logistics and freight forwarding solutions, ensuring your products are handled with utmost care throughout the journey.Our experienced team manages every aspect, from ensuring the products’ importability in the destination country and guiding you regarding the most adapted mode of transportation to arranging global pick-up to ensuring timely arrival at your chosen destination on the Asian continent.

By entrusting this step to ASI Logistics, you can focus on your core business while ensuring your goods are in safe hands!

Smoother Cross Border and Interprovincial Operations

Once your products arrive in Asia, the next critical step is customs clearance and registration, which ensures compliance with the region’s import regulations.


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ASI Logistics’ seasoned experts are well-versed in these processes, guiding you through and handling the paperwork on your behalf, accelerating customs clearance, and ensuring adherence to the destination country’s import guidelines.

Whether you're dealing with standard products or those requiring registration with, for instance, the Chinese National Medical Products Administration (NMPA), such as cosmetics or health supplements, our experienced professionals will guide you through the process, saving you time and effort.

We make this step hassle-free, enabling you to entirely focus on your business’ core activity.

Efficient Storage Solutions

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After clearing customs, proper storage plays a pivotal role in streamlining the import process. Choosing the right storage facilities for your products, the right location, and whether they should be bonded or not bonded, is crucial to minimizing holding costs and optimizing product availability.

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ASI Logistics offers you warehousing solutions in Asia, handled by our dedicated teams in China, Cambodia, and Vietnam, strategically located for accessibility and cost-effectiveness.

Our secure and flexible storage options ensure that your products are well-preserved and ready for distribution as per your demand, further enhancing your supply chain efficiency.

Distribution & Last-Mile Delivery

The final step in the import process is the seamless distribution of your products to their intended destinations or final customers.


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ASI Logistics provides end-to-end door-to-door distribution services from the moment of worldwide pick-up until the last mile delivery in China, Cambodia and Vietnam.

Our efficient trucking and unloading services ensure timely and cost-effective delivery, regardless of the scale of your operations.

With ASI Logistics as your reliable partner your products reach their final destination swiftly and securely, helping you meet the demand of the Asian market.

Successfully navigating the import process in Asia is crucial for both companies eager to expand their business to the region and importers/buyers in China seeking to source goods from abroad.

At ASI Logistics, we pride ourselves on delivering tailored solutions that meet the unique import needs of our clients in China, Cambodia, and Vietnam. From international shipping and freight forwarding to customs clearance, efficient storage, pick & pack services, and seamless door-to-door distribution, we ensure your products reach their destination swiftly and securely.

Whether you are venturing into the Asian market or sourcing goods from abroad, ASI Logistics is your trusted partner to unlock endless possibilities for your business.

ASI Logistics, strong with 15 years of expertise, provides you with the most adapted logistic solution to fit your needs and ensure you enjoy the benefits of smooth operations.

Thanks to our seven offices, including six conveniently located on China's east coast logistic hubs (Shanghai, Qingdao, Xiamen, Ningbo, and Hong Kong), its two branches in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and its worldwide network of logistic experts, ASI Logistics accompanies you at every step of your product's journey from, to and within Asia.

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