Tax: up to 13%

Duties: up to 30%

Restricted items: Certain goods of USA origin

Non-working days: Saturday, Sunday, and Public Holidays 

Lead times: 3-4 weeks

Best Carrier option: Freight Forwarder or Courier 

Prominent Languages: Mandarin, Cantonese

The Complexities of Importing into China

As a world power, it comes as no surprise that the Technology sector with ~ 13% of the world’s largest tech companies such as Google, headquartered here. While imports and exports in China remain strictly regulated requiring extensive compliance, the trade war with the USA has had far less of a toll on China’s economy than it has on that of the USA. Although goods of American origin are still allowed into China, they can incur additional duty charges of 10-25% depending on HS code, making cost prediction extremely difficult. Further considerations when shipping into China include unique compliance requirements, such as photographs and restrictions on the type of pallet used. Further considerations include the port of entry which may affect freight cost. 

How TecEx Can Help You Import into China

TecEx has extensive experience in shipping to China and will be able to accurately predict changes in costs that come with certain HS codes. We ensure we are on top of all changing requirements, not only in terms of compliance but also health and safety. Therefore, we can make certain all packaging of goods meets the required standard, all costing is 100% accurate, and goods clear easily the first time. Finally, using our established relationships with world-class logistics providers TecEx will bring you the best value for money freight regardless of which port is used. 

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