How does it work?
Follow these steps to send your shipment
- Make sure your parcels meet the size and weight requirements
Max. size: 150 x 50 x 100 cm (length x width x height)
Max. weight: 20 kg
- Provide all the required data for pre-clearance
To ensure smooth Customs procedures, it is mandatory to provide all the required data and documentation for pre-clearance. All content must match 100% with the data (for more details, read about Pre-Clearance Requirements below).
- Prepare your parcels for shipment
Pick, pack and label your parcels, and enter the data for pre-alert by using our software or your own integrated labelling software.
- Hand over your parcels for delivery
How and where to hand over your parcels depends on your location. Alternatively, we can also collect them if you prefer. Feel free to contact us for more information.
- Follow your parcels using our online tracking service
Our tracking system shows you the latest information about the delivery status of your parcel(s). This way you will know exactly when delivery has been completed.
What does it cost?
Direct Parcel rates for destination China are calculated based on item weight and number of items per shipment. For the exact rates, contact us for more information.
Customs import regulations for China
The import rules for Direct Parcel significantly differ from our Parcels Non EU Plus solution. Shipping e-commerce parcels are based on commercial terms and strict Customs regulations by the Chinese government, that result in smooth clearance procedures and faster transit times.
Commercial Customs clearance demands pre-registration and extensive documentation including 100% specification of goods, sender, receiver and value per shipment. Per shipment, the following data for pre-clearance is required:
- 100% specification of goods: EAN code of the product + description (amount and value per item).
- URL of website of purchase.
- ID number and telephone number of the recipient.
Tax & Import duties - China
All e-commerce imported goods are regulated under the China Customs terms and require duty payment. For Direct Parcel as a commercial B2C parcel solution, a recipient is always required to pay import duties.
The tax rates are based on different applied product categories for imported goods to China.
China has an official list of goods that are not allowed to be imported. This ‘negative list’ can be found on the website of the Chinese government.
For questions concerning the Customs regulations for China you are welcome to contact us for advice.
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