Ekimport - a Crowd Importing Platform | Import from India to USA

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Winners at K-Startup Grand Challenge 2019

Ekimport.com - Crowd Importing Platform

The idea of Crowd Importing (What is Crowd Importing?) via Ekimport.com was conceived in India and was accelerated in South Korea as a part of the K-startup Grand Challenge in 2019. As one of the top 4 winning startups, Ekimport promoted and exported products of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to the world.

Ekimport Team is a Crowd Curator

Ekimport.com - Crowd Importing Platform

Ekimport team consists of professionals from international trade and logistics, market research and international marketing, business development and sales. Under the leadership of the founder and CEO Mr. Naveen Peter, the team is on a mission to curate crowds of credible exporters and international SME* buyers to make importing and international sourcing faster, cheaper and more reliable.

*SME: Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise, where a small-sized enterprise typically employs less than 50 people and has a turnover of less than US $10M, while a medium-sized enterprise employs between 50 to 250 people and has a turnover between US$10M to US$50M.

Ekimport.com - a Crowd Importing Platform:

Ekimport.com - Crowd Importing Platform

Ekimport.com is a crowd importing platform that curates two types of crowds:

  1. Crowd of Credible Exporters:

    The crowd of credible exporters for a given product is curated specifically to quickly provide multiple competitive B2B quotes (quotations) to importers who buy in large quantities.

    Such importers can send an RFQ (Request For Quote) to a crowd of credible exporters for a given product by going to the section “CROWD QUOTES” on Ekimport.com. The importers can then receive multiple competitive B2B quotes from the crowd of credible exporters quickly.

  2. Crowd of International SME (Small and Medium-sized Enterprise) Buyers:

    The crowd of International SME buyers is curated specifically to help purchase of a product in small quantity at wholesale price and no MOQ (Minimum Order Quantity) by an international SME buyer who is interested in a few samples, placing small trial orders or whose purchase size is smaller than than a typical MOQ needed for receiving competitive wholesale pricing.

    The international SME buyer can join a crowd of other international SME buyers for a given product by booking a Crowd Import Deal in the section “CROWD IMPORTS” on Ekimport.com. In this way, the international SME buyer can take advantage of the crowd of other international SME buyers curated by Ekimport.com to buy in small quantities and yet be able to get low wholesale prices!

RESOURCES RELATED TO IMPORTING IN USA

FDA is responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the control and supervision of food safety, tobacco products, dietary supplements, etc.

United States Customs and Border Protection is the largest federal law enforcement agency of the United States Department of Homeland Security, and is the country's primary border control organization.

Imported motor vehicles are subject to safety standards under the Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966, revised under the Imported Vehicle Safety Compliance Act of 1988.

APHIS issues permits for the import, transit and release of regulated animals, animal products, veterinary biologics, plants, plant products, pests, organisms, soil, etc.

TTB, is a bureau of the US Department of the Treasury which regulates and collects taxes on trade and imports of alcohol, tobacco, and firearms within the United States.

FWS is the premier government agency dedicated and responsible for the conservation, protection, and enhancement of fish, wildlife and plants, and their habitats.

ATF's does investigation and prevention of unlawful possession of firearms and explosives; acts of arson and bombings; and alcohol and tobacco products.

CBP does not require an importer to have a license or permit, but other agencies may require a permit, license, etc, depending on the commodity being imported.

Office of Textiles and Apparel is dedicated to increasing the international competitiveness of the U.S. fiber, textile, apparel, footwear and travel goods industries.

The US-Bahrain FTA generates export opportunities for the US, creating jobs for US farmers and workers. The agreement also supports Bahrain’s economic & political reforms and enhances commercial relations with an economic leader in the Arabian Gulf.

The United States-Chile FTA eliminates tariffs & opens markets, reduces barriers for trade in services, provides protection for intellectual property, ensures regulatory transparency, guarantees nondiscrimination in the trade of digital products.

TPA is a comprehensive free trade agreement that provides elimination of tariffs & removes barriers to U.S. services, including financial services. It also includes important disciplines relating to customs administration & trade facilitation, etc.

CAFTA-DR is the first free trade agreement between the United States and a group of smaller developing economies: our Central American neighbors Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, as well as the Dominican Republic.

Implementation of the obligations contained in the agreement will generate export opportunities for US goods & services providers, solidify Oman’s trade & investment liberalization, & strengthen intellectual property rights protection & enforcement.

The PTPA entered into force on February 1, 2009. The PTPA creates new opportunities for increased US agricultural exports to Peru. More than 2/3 of current US farm exports became duty-free immediately after the Agreement went into force.