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Shipping to China

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International Shipping Services to China

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.

Our Credentials

As one of the leading providers of overseas removals services on a national and international scale, we pride ourselves on providing a professional and friendly service from ourhighly trained and competent team. We have been recognised as one of the leading international moving companies by the networks below and we are, therefore, proud of our credentials and the quality standard they represent.
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Some of our Customer Reviews

If anyone asks me to recommend a removal company, you and your team are absolutely first on my list. You guys have been super helpful plus, all the way from initial contact to the end and so approachable.

Surrey, UK to Sydney, Australia - December 2020

We have been so impressed with the care taken and the quality of packing, and also realise perhaps how lucky we have been to instigate the move when we did, and then to ask John Mason to do it for us.

D.P. Leeds, UK to Perth, Australia – November 2020

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 - September 2020

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