We all know China as the world’s largest consumer market. Automatically, shipping to China becomes a critical service for any shipper around the globe. While sending a gift to a close friend or documents to your business partner may sound simple, the process of shipping from Singapore to China may not be as easy as you’ve thought. On top of that, if you are not privy to the rules and customs duty charges of the place, your parcel may be delayed in the process and eventually get lost or damaged. This is where DHL Express comes to your rescue.
With DHL Express, you can stay assured of the safety of your items. Our efficient and reliable courier service makes sure that your goods reach the consignee on time and in good condition.
In this article, you will learn everything you need to know about parcel shipping from Singapore to China.
When you are shipping to China, make sure that your DHL air waybill contains detailed information about the items in the package that you have shipped. DHL Express believes in simplifying the journey of your parcels, and hence preparing your shipping invoice is of utmost importance. This invoice is then used to clear customs duties in China. However, that depends upon which items you are shipping to China.
For instance, if you are shipping any diplomatic mail or pouch with a seal, it can only be cleared by the embassy staff of China and you should apply for a 'customs envelope' for further clearance.
Remember that all parcels, with the exemption of documents being shipped to China, must contain a Harmonized System code to be indicated on the customs declaration form. This code, along with the right, detailed description of goods in the supporting documents will help expedite the process of clearance.
Also remember to create your AWB and invoice in English instead of local language. All invoices must be itemized with unit value and total value.
Note: All importers in China must register with the Customs authorities for an importer Customs Registration code (CR Code). They can also engage with an agent who has the CR Code and is certified to act as the importer of their shipments. This CR code must be shown on the customs declaration form of all shipments, except documents and personal effects.
Take the duty of packing your own shipments. You cannot miss this step as it guarantees the safe shipment of your parcel from Singapore to China. After packing, you can call us for your shipment collection. This can be simply done by scheduling for your pick-up at DHL’s Customer Service. You can also plan for your shipment collection through MyDHL + or deliver the shipment by yourself to any DHL Express retail store near you. And you’re done!
Teaming up with a logistics partner with knowledge of China’s customs duty rules ensures smooth shipping process, saving you additional time and cost. So, make the most of DHL Express’s hassle-free shipping to China and have the assurance that your shipment will cross the border swiftly and smoothly.
Do you have more items on your list that you wish to ship from Singapore to China? Contact us for more information. To learn more about how DHL Express can help grow your business internationally, feel free to reach out to us!
If you are shipping to China you are recommended to send shipments of up to USD 700 in value. Anything exceeding this amount might result in additional delay and/or duties.
The full recipient details has to be indicated clearly on the paperwork (Air WayBill/Invoice). Personal shipments should be shipped in reasonable quantities, if not it might alert the destination customs and incur additional delay and/or duties.
Meat, seafood, and yolk related products are prohibited to send into China.
It is important to clearly list down all the contents and their value when sending a personal shipment.
Items not described clearly, or without the supporting paperwork will cause delays with Chinese customs. You are recommended to speak to our Customer Service advisors if you are unfamiliar with the requirements.
Restricted commodities are not limited hence you are encouraged to contact our Customer Service advisors to have a better understanding of the customs requirements if you are unfamiliar or sending a commodity for the first time.