A satisfied customer is the best business strategy of all.
— Michael LeBoeuf



Next stop China sourcing...   

Next stop China sourcing...



If you are thinking of doing business in China, but are unsure of the path you need to take, then Custom 401 Imports will be a great resource for you. With decades of combined experience in China, we have been able to find reliable suppliers, source quality products, develop relationships with freight forwarders, understand the process of importing, and negotiate pricing.  If you have ever asked yourself some of the following questions, then you have come to right place.

  • Would my raw materials be less expensive in China?
  • I have a great idea for a product, but where do I start?
  • How do I find the right supplier?
  • How do I make sure I am not working with a middle man?
  • How do I ship products from China?
  • How much duty, if any, should I pay to import?
  • How do I know if I am getting the very best price?
  • Should I ship by air or by boat?
  • How do I calculate my door to door cost?
  • How can I control my quality in China?

We offer a variety of services. If you don't see what you need below, feel free to contact us, as we may still be able to assist you.  We would love to hear about your project and specific needs; if we can't help, we may be able to at least point you in the right direction.  Our goal is to provide you with a worry free experience when doing business with China, while taking advantage of all the benefits China has to offer.




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Our Team



Chuck Simard, Owner/President

Chuck entered the manufacturing industry over a decade ago and has been gaining experience traveling to, and working with China ever since.  Having lived in China for two years and made dozens of trips to China, Chuck is well versed in Chinese culture and business practices. His successes include establishing and training a purchasing team, running a 200 employee factory, negotiating deals with vendors, visiting dozens of factories and exporting many shipments to various countries. Custom 401 Imports was founded with the intention of utilizing his years of experience to assist individuals and businesses eager to source products in China.  


Risa Yuan. China Operations

Risa was born and raised in Southern China and continues to live and work in China today with her husband and son.  Risa is diligent and detail-oriented in her daily work. She has an impressive resume and has been sourcing products and suppliers for the past decade.  She managed a purchasing department for 5 years and suppliers quickly learned that they would be held accountable when answering to Risa. If something is available or produced in China you can be certain Risa will find it.



We recently approached Custom 401 Imports for a general discussion on potential cost savings. After our initial communication with Chuck, it was clear that he understood the direction of our business and was committed to assisting us achieve our goals.
They took a hands on approach in sourcing alternatives and bringing an immediate positive cash impact to our business. In a short few months, we had dramatically reduced material costs that we had been carrying for years. The service received complemented the positive reward our company had accomplished.
We are tremendously satisfied with the mutually beneficial business relationship we have developed. We look forward to exploring next steps in this exciting process and would not hesitate in recommending their services to anyone.
— Ryan Frankland, Provincial Partitions
It has been a pleasure working with Custom 401 Imports. The company assisted us in sourcing/designing over 1500 Hockey jerseys for our events. The products were exceptional and done in a timely fashion. Throughout the process they were extremely professional and timely. What really set them apart was how proactive they were throughout the entire process. We look forward to working with them in the future.
— Doug Christiansen, United States Hockey League



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