China is the largest country in the world by population, and one of the most vast by land mass. As you would expect it is extremely diverse, from stunning natural beauty in the countryside to enormous cities.
China is also one of the world’s largest economies, and is a huge market for exports. Many UK businesses rely on the Chinese market and many more are looking to grow their international presence by shipping to China, so it is important that parcels can reach the country quickly.
ParcelBroker will enable you to send parcels to China at a low cost and with minimum fuss. If you are a business exporting to China, you should also consider using the ParcelBroker WooCommerce plugin on your eCommerce platform to make sales even quicker.
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Most parcels will take 3-5 days to reach China from the UK. However, as it is such a vast country, delivery times can vary greatly so make sure you check estimated delivery times for the carrier you are using.
Every parcel being sent to China must go through customs. It is mandatory to declare the contents of the parcel, its value, the country in which it was made, a tariff code for the item and your reason for shipping it to China. Additionally, customs fees of around 20-30% of the item’s value will be charged to the recipient, unless the value is below 500 Yuan (around £57). ParcelBroker will help you with the customs process to make sending parcels to China as easy as possible.
There are a number of differences between the Chinese address format and that of the UK. The first line(s) should be the name of the recipient. The next line should be the street name and number. Following this, you should write the six-digit postcode and the name of the province you are shipping to. The final line should read “P.R. CHINA”.
You can write the address in Western characters, but make sure you leave extra space around the label in case instructions need to be written in Chinese. As always, if you are writing the address by hand, ensure it is especially clear. Block capitals will help with this.
Import restrictions in China tend to be fairly strict so it is advisable to check for any restrictions on what you are shipping. For example, most wooden items will be inspected before being allowed in. Make sure you check China’s customs rules before sending anything.
There are quite a few items which cannot be shipped to China. For instance, any materials undermining the Chinese government or China in general will be destroyed. As well as this, certain other items like food, wood, bamboo and electronics are inspected upon arrival with some deemed not acceptable for entry. It is imperative you check the list of prohibited items before shipping. Also make sure you check our prohibited items list before attempting to ship to China, as there are are certain goods we cannot deliver.