If you are shipping to China, contact us for a free, no obligation pre-move survey where an International Consultant will explain shipping options, transit times and other details to you as well as assessing the volume of your shipment. Both sea and air freight options are available. In addition, please be advised of the following customs information.
In most cases, you will need an Import Permit to import your household goods shipment into China. To apply for this, you will need to provide documentation and other paperwork requested by the Customs Authorities in China (such as residence permit, passport among other documents). A full list of the required documentation will be provided with your quotation and by your Move Manager.
Different regulations apply for other types of shipment such as diplomatic removals, returning Chinese citizens and other categories of personnel. Your Move Manager will be able to provide specific advice where required.
For air freight shipments to China (applicable for airports of entry Shanghai, Beijing and Nanjing) we strongly advise not to include the following items: food, alcohol, cosmetics, toiletries and health items / products.
Inventory / Packing Lists
It is very important when shipping to China that the packing list / inventory descriptions are accurate, otherwise additional intensive inspection will be conducted by Chinese Customs.
For shipments to China, John Mason International will complete the packing and packing list on your behalf. If you have selected an option to pack your own personal and household effects, you will need to make sure that all descriptions are accurate and specific.
Shipping Household Goods to Shanghai
100% of sea freight household goods shipments inbound to China are physically inspected and x-rayed. A quarantine inspection will take place at this stage also with the focus being mainly on wood and foodstuffs.
We recommend that foodstuffs and alcohol are not included in your shipment to Shanghai as it could cause potential delays to shipments and possible additional charges or the destruction of the items.
Please note that regulations can change on a regular basis so please contact us if you require further information regarding your move to China. A full Customs Guide to China is available upon request.
International removals to China
Moving to China from the UK, is full of benefits. Whether it was the warmer climate and diverse nature of China that swayed your decision, or the wealth of career opportunities, then our international removals service will ensure your move is smooth. Your household goods, and personal possessions will be transported from the UK and shipped to China in an efficient and productive manner. This beautiful country is simply filled with opportunity for both work, and culture, if you’re looking to move to China from the UK then be sure to consider John Mason’s international removals service. Our international removals services will ensure your move is both time efficient and effective.
Consider any legal regulations that encompass moving to China from the UK, prior to moving. If it’s the vast number of career opportunities or simply personal reasons, our international removals service will provide. Make your move to China an effective one, with John Mason’s international removals service. For more information surrounding our international removals services, or simply want to find out more, be sure to get in touch with us here.
Other Popular Destination Countries
The estimated transit time for international shipping from the UK to other countries depends on various factors such as the destination, the mode of transport, and any customs clearance requirements. Our experienced Move Managers will provide you with an estimated transit time based on your specific requirements. We will keep you informed throughout the entire shipping process and provide regular updates on the status of your shipment. At destination, our local agents will contact you to arrange delivery and provide you with an estimated delivery date.
What is the process for obtaining a quote for international shipping services from the UK with John Mason?
To obtain a quote for international shipping services from the UK with John Mason, simply complete our online quote form or contact us by phone or email. Our experienced Move Managers will provide you with a detailed quote based on your specific requirements. We will take into account the volume of goods, the destination, and any additional services you may require such as packing, storage, or pet relocation. Our aim is to provide you with a competitive and transparent quote that meets your needs and budget.