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Shipping to Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a global trade centre and leading financial city where many expatriates are posted by their employer or choose to relocate.
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It is often described as a place where East meets West and there is no doubt of both Eastern influences from China and Western influences in the former British Colony. The official languages are Cantonese Chinese and English. A multicultural population means there are also a lot of other languages spoken in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region of China. It is characterised by its tall buildings and skylines which create a breathtaking skyline across the mountainous landscape . The region also has a reputation for being a culture and entertainment hub with many recreational activities available, making it a popular destination for international visitors and tourists also. Residents and visitors can also benefit from many green areas, although the region is very urbanised, it is also hope to national reserves and country parks.

As the region of Hong Kong is a very densely populated area, with approximately 7 million residents, many expatriates live in high rise apartments. It is often ranked in global surveys as an expensive city for expatriates, however it is also often cited as one of the best places in the world to do business due to its highly capitalist economic structure and well developed infrastructure.

Shipping to Hong Kong

If you are shipping your personal effects and household goods to Hong Kong, you will need to be aware of the following customs regulations. Your International Move Manager will also provide you with a full copy of regulations with your quotation.

Shipping Wine and Alcohol to Hong Kong

If you are deciding to take alcohol in your shipment, an inventory of all of the bottles will be required for Customs procedures. Details will need to be included such as quantity, % alcohol content and size of bottle. Your Move Manager will be able to assist further and advise on your specific circumstances.

Shipping food items to Hong Kong

Small amounts of food for personal use only are allowed if they are cans and non-perishable. The food items must be unopened and in a durable to prevent spillages during transit.

International Pet Relocation

Pets, dogs, cats and birds will require an import licence. Quarantine will also be necessary for between 1-6 months depending on origin country’s export requirements.

A Health Certificate is needed (issued not more than 14 days prior to departure of the pet).

Additional Regulations

– An Import licence will be needed if you are planning to import a protected species item e.g. feathers, furs etc. Such items will be inspected upon arrival in Hong Kong.

– Import licences are required for plants.

– Dangerous items such as fireworks are not permitted in shipments.

Please note that regulations can change on a regular basis so please contact us for further details. 

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From the initial meeting to the pack up John Mason were both friendly and professional. We have already recommended them to friends, we don’t hesitate to recommend them for your move.

Surrey, UK to Auckland, New Zealand - June 2018

My whole experience with John Mason's has been very good, from having Tony surveying till today with the container being packed, I will definitely recommend John Mason to provide removal services.

M.H. South Shields, UK to Perth, Australia – May 2018

Absolutely one of the best movers I have worked with. Pleasant helpful admin staff and the delivery drivers were absolute angels sorting and moving the boxes where I asked them to. Arrived exactly when they said it would.

Selby, UK to Sydney, Australia - April 2018

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