Amongst the many commodities transported within the DHL Express network, "personal shipments" are one of the most regular occurrences - and for good reason. DHL Express allows for the fastest, all-in, door-to-door service internationally.
More often than not, sending personal items, personal goods, or gifts can incur unnecessary duties, taxes, and even delays. While our certified international experts work round the clock to try and offer the smoothest international transit, you can also take a few pre-emptive steps to allow your shipment to be transported without worry.
Your first basic move should be to get a better understanding of the term ‘personal effects’. These are some of the most commonly shipped items and mainly things that are used for personal use, like clothes or books, etc. So, if you want to ensure all your personal belongings reach India and China in the safest and easiest way possible, it’s good to learn about their customs requirements as well.
Personal effects are typically items pertaining to personal property usually worn or carried by individuals, and other items that have an intimate relation to the individual. This could be personal documents, items of personal use in the office or at home, and so on.
Now that you have a better understanding about personal effects, it is crucial that you know its shipping process from Singapore to India and China. The reason is to simply prevent your shipments from being unnecessarily delayed.
The table below shows the guidelines for some of the common personal effects items shipped to India. Note that it is applicable for walk-in customers or personal shippers.
For more information, please read our published guide on the complete shipping process from Singapore to India. Plus, if you are interested to know how to ship oxygen cylinders to India, check out our article on shipping oxygen concentrators from Singapore to India.
The below table shows the guidelines for some of the common personal effects items shipped to China. Also, note that it is applicable for walk-in customers or personal shippers.
If you wish to know the complete shipping process from Singapore to China, then read our published guide for more details and tips.
At DHL Express, we care about customer satisfaction by delivering goods on time and in perfect condition. Besides, improper handling of shipments could pose a huge risk to our network services or worse, customers bearing additional duties or their shipments being confiscated or abandoned. So, no matter what, remember to zoom into the commodities and thoroughly check the customs requirement individually, instead of combining them generically.
To know more about our import and export services, feel free to reach out to us.