FTTH (Telecom) equipment export import issue FAQ
What is the most important issue when purchasing telecommunication equipment during an international trade business?
Let’s say even more clearer, if customers need to import our FTTH products, like our EPON ONU/OLT, GPON ONT/OLT, EoC, RFoG, CATV, SIP Phone, Power line adapter, VDSL, Triple play solution device from another country.
Obviously, the quality and the prices of the Telecom product is also very very important, but I would say we should not ignore export / import procedure and related issue.
- How to import?
- How to deliver(by air or sea)?
- How the equipment will be packaged?
- How long is the delivery time?
- Our project is very urgent, please send to us ASAP.
- How to pay cost(prepaid or collected)?
- … and so on.
Due to the great importance, in our opinions, it is very necessary to list most of our high priority export or import issue’s questions, which are asked by our international trading customers frequently.
Question and answer
What’s kinds of certificate or licence does it need when we import telecommunication equipment?
It depends on your local importing custom laws. For example:
- In some European countries, it may need CE.
- In USA, it may need FCC.
- In Brazil, it will need ANATEL.
- In Argentina, it will need DJAI.
So, if you import the telecom equipment first time, you can inquire about your local agent for more detail.
Can we put our LOGO on your device?
Yes. Fiber Optic Telecom (FOT) focus on providing telecom equipment OEM/ODM for SI(System integrator), ISP(Internet Service Provider), so brand OEM is available.
Does your equipment unit price include freight cost?
Generally, we will quote the FOB price. If you want to know the C&F or CIF price, you can provide your quantity and address for us calculating.
How do you deliver the device? How much does it cost?
Generally, for sample and small order, we will deliver the equipments by Fedex, DHL or EMS. When the goods’ weight is more than 100Kgs, you can also consider about shipping by air or sea. But as it takes more long time by sea, so we recommend to ship by air. When receive your order information, we will quote our shipping agent cost for your reference, you can compare and prefer freight cost pre-paid or collected.
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