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As the world's largest consumer market, shipping to China is a critical service for businesses around the globe. With a population of 1.3 billion people, many of whom make up part of the rapidly growing middle class, it is no surprise that China has become a focus for exports for many countries. Businesses have already recognised the exploding demand for luxury goods, specialist equipment raw materials in China and rely on us to make sure that their goods arrive on time and in the condition they left home. Ship to China with TNT and expand the reach of your exports.
Exporting your goods can often be reliant on local knowledge and time-consuming bureaucracy. Take advantage of TNT's decades of global experience and let us help you ship to China. Whether you need assistance with customs clearance, export controls or international transport, we can help. Limit the time you spend navigating controls in place at the border and spend more time where you're needed in your business. For more information, visit our Customs Services page.
Delivering to locations in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide, TNT is one of the world's leading express delivery companies.
TNT's core services will get your goods where they need to be and do it on time. In addition, everything we do is accompanied by a clear cost breakdown, so you know exactly how much you're paying and what for. For shipments with special requirements, we can offer bespoke services including dangerous goods, large and/or heavy and temperature sensitive.
Offered together with all of TNT's services are additional options to make life easier for you. So whether you require insurance, customs assistance or special collection, don't hesitate to contact us directly for a personalised quote.
While expanding your business's reach to China can offer huge opportunity, it can be a little more complicated to ship to than some other countries. A number of legal considerations mean that the market may not be open to you. Here are a few other things to consider before exporting.
China Compulsory Certification
You may have to obtain a China Compulsory Certification (CCC) mark before you can sell to the Chinese market, depending on what your product is. This is a compulsory quality and safety mark. Check the website for China’s National Certification and Accreditation (CNCA) for a list of all the products that need a CCC mark.
Restricted and prohibited items
The item you wish to export to China may have restrictions or be banned altogether so it is important to check before beginning the export process. Prohibited items include (but are by no means restricted to) animal skins, antiques, jewellery, precious metals and stones, military equipment. Further information on restricted and prohibited items an be found here.
Customs Registration and POA
The receiver of the goods must have a Customs Registration (CR) number and Power of Attorney (POA) for all goods that are not documents. It is important to make sure this is in place before exporting in order to reduce the risk of delays.
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Chinese customs authorities have strict controls on what can be exported into the country and the information it must be accompanied with. As well as incorrect or missing paperwork causing delays, failure to present it within 3 days could mean goods will be surrendered to the Chinese authorities.
What information is required?
As well as the full contact details of the sender and receiver, you will also require shipping paperwork that includes waybills, labels and a China Inspection and Quarantine (CIQ) declaration. Paperwork must also include quantity of goods, value and full description of goods, clearly marked commodity codes, packing list and a typed invoice with no manual charges.
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