Have you ever wondered, how tough or easy it is to send goods to China? One of the world’s fastest-growing economies, the place is home to many foreign nationals who are bridging a gap for the increased need for the English language teaching professionals. You could have a family putting up there or some friends whom you want to send across a gift or a parcel, to remind them of things back home.
There can be innumerable questions doing rounds in your mind like how to Send goods to China (ส่งสินค้าไปจีน, which is the term in Thai)? Or what articles are permitted and which are not?
We’ll address each one of them and help clear all your doubts one by one about shipping to China. So, let’s get started.
Checking beforehand if the Article could be shipped:
Before you put in all the efforts in the packaging of the parcel, it makes so much sense to check once if the article is permissible to be sent via courier service in China.
There is a restricted and prohibited item list uploaded on the customs website of China. You must refer to it first to clarify all the doubts.
Check on Taxes and Fees applicable:
Like elsewhere, China has customs fee and other taxes applicable for all imports. In case of a gift item having a value of less than 800 Yuan, it is exempt from all the fees.
Run through the customs website of China to have a closer look at the charges applicable.
When you send a document (ส่งเอกสาร, which is the term in Thai) or an article to China, you need to make sure that it is packaged appropriately. The place is mighty far from Europe and Australia and other countries of the world, hence, your parcel could be covering the distance by either land, sea or air. No wonder, you’ll need a robust packaging to ensure it makes it through the journey and lands safely with the recipient.
Take care about the Labelling part:
Every item that gets shipped to China needs to be mandatorily accompanied with a correctly filled Pro-forma invoice. It contains all details about the article being shipped like its package contents, value, origin country etc.
You’ll need to take 5 prints of Pro-forma invoice and attach it alongside the parcel- this will make the process at the customs duly streamlined.
Choose your Shipping option wisely:
Take the all-inclusive quotes from the reputed shipping companies to compare and take your pick.
Make sure that you consider all the above details before shipping your parcel in China to ensure safe, hassle-free and timely delivery at the intended destination.