complete timeframe of receipt of manufactured products from China
to the US location is about 3 to 4 months. This timeframe can be
broken into three different phases: Order Placement, Lead Time,
and Freight Forwarding & Customs Clearance.
the Order Placement phase, the factory will start manufacturing
the product when the purchase price has been paid in full, a certain
amount has been received, or when a Letter of Credit has been confirmed
to be opened by the client-buyer. This phase will take up to about
5 business days.
the Lead Time phase, where the factory actually begins production
of the product, the manufacturer will place the order in the production
schedule. The production time is a function of product volume and
sensitivity of the product. This phase will take up to about 30
to 60 days.
the Freight Forwarding & Customs Clearance phase, most client-buyers
will ship their products via ocean freight. The ocean voyage will
take about 13 to 15 days from China to the US. There will be some
variance depending on the exact location where the goods will be
shipped. As for Customs Clearance, this will take about 3 to 4 days
for the goods to be cleared.