As the largest country on Earth by population and with hundreds of booming cities, China is one of the world's most fascinating nations.
It has over 14,000km of stunning coastline and a diverse landscape spanning sandy deserts, towering mountains and famous bodies of water like the Huang He (Yellow) and Yangtze rivers - and that's before you even begin to consider the highly urbanised cityscapes of Shanghai, Beijing and more.
There are many reasons you might need to send parcels to this enchanting nation. Perhaps you are a growing business looking to increase your exports to the East Asian powerhouse, following in the footsteps of companies like British success story Jaguar Land Rover - our biggest exporter to China.
And while China was historically a Communist state with much less international trade than it has today, in recent decades it has implemented reforms which now make it a thriving market. In the last few years, the country has found itself accounting for around 3.6% of the UK's exports, and with commercial interest in the nation on the rise across the west, that figure is only likely to go up.
Or maybe you have a friend or relative working or studying out in one of China's 665 cities, and you want to surprise your loved one by sending them a hamper of home-grown favourites. If so, ParcelBroker has got you covered.
Do I need to deal with customs when sending from the UK to China?
Yes. To ensure your items get into the country, a customs invoice will be required. This should contain a description of what's inside, as well as the value of the item, the reason you're sending it and the country in which it was made.
How much does it cost to send a parcel from the UK to China?
Customs fees usually need to be paid by the recipient when the parcel arrives in China, and can often cost between 20% and 30% of the value of the goods. However, if your parcel has a value of 500 Yuan or under then these fees are waived.
How should I address my parcel for delivery to China?
Write the recipient's name on the first line followed by the street and house/flat number. On the third line, add the sub-province, and on the fourth line, write the six digit postcode immediately followed by the province. On the final line, write "P. R. CHINA" to indicate the country.
To obtain a quote and get the cheapest parcel delivery to China you will need to enter accurate weights and dimensions for your parcel above, below is some example pricing.
|Parcel Weight||Post and mail||ParcelBroker||Savings|
|5kg||£88.65||£38.97||£49.68 Save 56%|
|10kg||£133.65||£38.97||£94.68 Save 71%|
What items can I send to China?
Restricted items which could face additional inspection or be turned away from the border altogether include precious metals like gold, silver or platinum, as well as radio transmitters and soil. Items made using wood - especially cane, rattan and bamboo - will require a Phytosanitary Certificate from the Chinese authorities, while any imported food items should have a shelf life of more than six months.
Are you looking to send parcels to China? Save money on your delivery by arranging postage online with ParcelBroker today.