I've recently started to take the idea of importing cheaper products from China more seriously as my sales volumes (furniture) have increased. Clearly there are a number of different methods of shipment all with different abbreviations. At the moment I'm trying to work out the cost implications of CIF (Cost Insurance and Freight). The seller pays for the insurance and shipping costs, and there's the VAT to pay on my part, but I'm seeing a clearance fee might also be payable at my end. Could anyone shed some light and potentially outline the fees I might be on the hook for my end? Thanks.