Customs Descriptions

Customs Descriptions are required to be entered by ALL China Vendors - whether Import or Domestic.

Please follow below requirements when entering customs descriptions 

For a PDF version of the below instructions, please click here.
*Note: the customs descriptions page/PDF may be updated – if you choose to print the PDF, you may still need to refer to updated information posted here.

*Once you have determined what your customs description(s) should be, please see How to Enter a Customs Description for instructions to enter your customs description in Tradestone.*

Apparel & Textile Accessories:

  • Gender (LDS or MENS)
  • KNIT or WOVEN
  • Type of garment/accessory
  • Fiber contents (including weight % of fibers)

Example #1:  LDS KNIT BLOUSE 100% POLYESTER

Example #2:  LDS WOVEN SCARF 100% POLYESTER

Shoes:

  • Gender (LDS or MENS)
  • Type of shoe (i.e. boot, slipper, sneaker)
  • Content of upper
  • Content of outsole
  • Covers ankle, covers calf or DOES NOT cover ankle
  • Is the vamp made of straps? Or is one of several pieces cut out? – If vamp has straps or cut outs, is the sole & heel combined have a height of more than 3 cm?

Example #1:  LDS SANDAL, POLYESTER UPPER, RUBBER OUTSOLE; DOES NOT COVER ANKLE

Example #2:  LDS HEELS, LEATHER UPPER, RUBBER OUTSOLE; DOES NOT COVER ANKLE, HAS VAMP CUT OUTS WITH HEEL GREATER THAN 3 CM

Example #3:  MENS BOOTS, LEATHER UPPER, RUBBER OUTSOLE; COVERS ANKLE AND CALF

Beauty/Cosmetic Products:

  • Type of product
  • Form of the actual product (i.e. cream, gel, liquid, oil, etc.)
  • Type of container product is sold in & what it is made of (i.e. glass bottle, plastic tube, etc.)
  • Net quantity of product in each unit
  • Contains alcohol or no?

Example #1:  PERFUME IN GLASS BOTTLE; CONTAINS ALCOHOL, 10 GRAMS

Example #2:  HAND LOTION IN PLASTIC TUBE; DOES NOT CONTAIN ALCOHOL; 30 GRAMS

Example #3: FACE SERUM, OIL; IN GLASS BOTTLE; DOES NOT CONTAIN ALCOHOL; 3 OZ

Jewelry & Hair Accessories:

  • Material content (with % breakouts)
    • Please add if precious metal (plated or clad), semiprecious, or precious stones
    • Textile: please add if KNIT or WOVEN
  • Item type (i.e. bracelet, necklace, headband, etc.)

Example:  BASE METAL EARRINGS; PLASTIC HEADBAND COVERED IN WOVEN POLYESTER FABRIC

Bags & Wallets:

  • Item type (handbag, suitcase, tote, travel bag, etc.)
  • Material content (i.e. plastic, polyurethane, leather, textile – specify % fiber content)

Example:  100% COTTON HANDBAG WITH LEATHER TRIM

Belts:

  • TEXTILE:
    • KNIT OR WOVEN
    • BELT
    • Material content (including weight % of fibers) for the INSIDE and OUTSIDE of the belt

Example:  WOVEN BELT 50% COTTON 50% POLYESTER

  • NON-TEXTILE:
    • Material Content on the INSIDE and OUTSIDE of the belt
    • BELT

Example:  100% LEATHER BELT

Hats:

  • KNIT or WOVEN
  • Type of hat/headwear
  • Fiber contents (with %)

Example #1:  WOVEN 100% COTTON HAT

Example #2:  100% POLYURETHANE VISOR

Sunglasses & Readers:

  • Material content
  • Type of glasses (i.e. sunglasses, prismatic readers, non-prismatic readers)
  • Material of lens

Example:  BASE METAL SUNGLASSES WITH PLASTIC LENS

Textile Linens:

  • KNIT or WOVEN
  • Item type
  • Fiber contents (including weight %)
  • Printed or not printed
  • If bedding, include if quilted or not quilted
  • If filled, include what it’s filled with (i.e. animal feathers, faux feathers, down, polyester, etc.)

Example #1:  WOVEN TABLECLOTH 100% COTTON

Example #2:  WOVEN DUVET 100% COTTON, NOT QUILTED, NOT PRINTED

Pillows:

  • Fiber contents (including weight %)
  • Type of fill (i.e. polyfill, down, faux feathers)

Example:  100% COTTON WOVEN PILLOW WITH POLYFILL

Furniture:

  • Material content (including weight %)
  • Type of item (i.e. chair, sofa, table, etc.)
  • Upholstered or NOT upholstered (for chairs and sofas only)
  • For indoor or outdoor use

Example:  UPHOLSERED INDOOR CHAIR WITH MANGO WOOD FRAME

Rugs:

  • KNIT or WOVEN
  • Type of item
  • Material content (including weight %)
  • Tufted or NOT tufted
  • Knotted or NOT knotted
  • Pile construction or non-pile construction
  • Dimensions
  • If rug has tiles, surface area of the tiles

Example:  WOVEN RUG 100% COTTON, NON-PILE CONSTRUCTION, NOT TUFTED, 100 CM x 100 CM

Lighting:

  • Material content (iron, rattan, plastic, etc.)
  • Item type (i.e. chandelier, lamp, wall light, etc.)
  • Wired or not wired (i.e. plug in or battery operated)
  • Specify if for household use

Example:  IRON TABLE LAMP; FOR HOUSEHOUSE USE

Kitchenware:

  • Material content (plastic, glass, stainless steel, etc.)
  • Item type (serving tray, pitcher, bowl, etc.)
  • Glassware: has stem or stemless
  • If it has etched/engraved glass
  • Indicate whether it is food/drink safe

Example:  GLASS STEM DRINKING GLASS, ENGRAVED, FOOD SAFE

Wall Art:

  • Whether image is printed or embroidered
  • Type of item
  • Framed or not framed

Example:  PRINTED WOODEN WALL ART WITH FRAME

Wallpaper:

  • Type of item
  • Coated or non-coated

Example:  COATED WALLPAPER

Mirrors:

  • Type of item
  • Framed or unframed
  • Material of backing
  • Reflective surface dimensions in cm2

Example:  FRAMED MIRROR WITH MDF BACK, 950 CM2

Watches & Clocks:

  • Type (wristwatch, alarm clock, wall clock, clock with watch movements, etc.)
  • Electrically operated or not
  • Display type (Mechanical Display or Opto-Electronic Display or both)
  • Whether it has stopwatch capabilities or not

Example #1:  ALARM CLOCK, BATTERY OPERATED

Example #2:  WRISTWATCH, ELECTRICALLY OPERATED WITH MECHANICAL DISPLAY ONLY, DOES NOT HAVE STOPWATCH

Electronic Accessories:

  • Material content
  • Item type
  • Number of speakers (if applicable)
  • Whether it emits radio frequency

Example:  PLASTIC FM RADIO BLUETOOTH SPEAKER; WITH 2 SPEAKERS

Toys & Novelty Items:

  • Material content
  • Item type

Example:  POLYESTER STUFFED ANIMAL TOY

Books:

  • HARDCOVER or PAPERBACK
  • Number # of pages

Example:  HARDCOVER BOOK WITH 350 PAGES

Umbrellas:

  • Type of umbrella (i.e. handheld or garden)
  • Telescoping shaft or non-telescoping shaft

Example:  HANDHELD UMBRELLA WITH TELESCOPING SHAFT

Miscellaneous:

** If your product is not listed above, please indicate material contents & intended use**.