Am looking at importing some fairy lights (LED and Solar Powered Lights) to hire out to wedding planners, DIY Brides as well privates decor during the festive season, i have been doing it for a year now.The only problem is, the locally sourced ones that i have found do not give a wide choice in colours and sizes that clients are looking for and am losing business.
Now, i found a supplier in China who manufactures them and they are cheaper. I intend travelling there myself so that i can choose quality lights than have them courier or post my first consignment to me, only to find the goods are rubbish.
I have imported a few things but those have been delivered to my door because they were under R400.
1. Is there any documentation i need to import LED and Solar Powered Lights apart from the normal Importers code?
2. How much VAT will i pay? Estimate?
4. Do i need SABS approval or??
Am clueless when it comes to custom clearing, please help.
Thank you so much.