|Population:||1.357 billion (2013)|
|Area:||3,705,407 square miles|
|Top 5 Largest Cities:||1. Shanghai 2. Beijing 3. Chongqing 4. Tianjin 5. Guangzhou|
|Climate:||Dry, windy and temperate.|
Searching for a reputable company to move your household goods to China? We will love to help you make this a pleasant experience. Here at Nationwide Van Lines, we value our customers and their goods. From a few items to an entire household, Nationwide Van Lines will guide you and your furniture to a destination of satisfaction. Allow us to take charge to send you on your way to China the right way.
Your appearance at Customs is a must for the receipt of your household goods shipment. Prior to your shipment arriving to China, you must have your Personal Registration of Owner of Goods and your Employer’s Registration approved. You are only allowed one sea shipment per 6 months.
Import Declaration – A document stating the household goods being shipped.
Customs Value Declaration – A document used to calculate duties and taxes that states the value of the entire household shipment.
Certificate of Origin – Certificate that certify the place of export.
Certificate of Analysis – Certificate that approve goods have been inspected.
Inspection Certificate – The clearance of inspection of your goods by the commodity inspection authorities.
Health Certificate – Certification of physical done by a license doctor
Once your household goods have arrived in Cananda along with your documents, both are subjected to examination by Customs. A CBP officer will examine your household goods to determine the value, correct markings, proper invoicing, existence of prohibited items, damages, deterioration and illegal narcotics. It’s important to assure all items are properly described and accounted for to avoid any delays or seizure of items. Once your items are approved for release, they are safeguarded by the proper officers.
Customs require various taxes with a stem of percentages for each import. Duty Tax can range from 0 to 35%. Your Value Added Tax (VAT) will be a standard percentage of 17%. Consumption Tax can amount somewhere between 5 to 10%. China allows Duty-Free import on certain items. Here is a list below of the items and the quantity allowed:
All labels and markings can be in either Chinese or English.
The liability for duties are paid once Customs has cleared your shipment for release. There are no options of prepaid duties or taxes prior to exportation from a foreign country. Once your shipment is filed with CBP, the party and only the party listed as the receiver can pick up the shipment. If household goods are warehoused, the party of liability can be changed to another party, most whom purchased the goods. The Customs broker cannot pay duties, but can accept a check written out to the Customs and Border Protection to forward. Once items are received, all articles are deemed owned by the receiver and no longer in ownership of the CBP.
For more information, please visit
The Chinese Embassy
All information featured above is for viewing purposes only. To obtain up-to-date information about overseas shipment, please notify your nearest Consulate.