I have been on BHW for about a month and I finally decided that I would like to start selling items on eBay/Amazon and open up an online store. I'm in the process of finding a reliable wholesale company that will send me a steady supply of items. I found a few companies in China that I would like to work with, but wanted to get some information here before I confront them about setting up a deal. First of all, if a company ships items from China to New York, what taxes do I have to pay? I will be buying beauty supplies without any banned chemicals or dangerous substances, if that makes a difference. Is there a chance that customs will not allow me to receive my package, even if the shipment is legitimate and all the paper work is in order? If you guys can share your experiences with importing goods from China to USA (preferably NY), I would appreciate it.