Shipping to China?

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Introduction

China has the world's biggest eCommerce market, with Chinese consumers making up almost 50% of global eCommerce sales. The market totaled $581.61B in 2015, up 33.3% year-on-year, with a growth rate of around 30%. China's eCommerce market is forecasted to rise 20% annually right the way through to to 2020.

Taxation

The taxation for a particular country depends on the local GST/VAT, as well as the item category and its declared value.

The tax & duty threshold is the amount at which a person begins paying taxes based on the declared value of an item.


CIF: import duty and taxes are calculated based on the sum of the customs value, shipping cost and insurance.

FOB: import duty and taxes are calculated only on the customs value of the imported goods.


Country
China - CN
Currency
Chinese yuan - CNY
Tax (VAT / GST)
17%
Threshold Method
CIF
Tax Threshold
0 USD
Tax & Duty Calculation Method
CIF
Duty Threshold
0 USD
Incoterms
CIF (Cost, Insurance and Freight), which means that the import duty and taxes payable are calculated on the complete shipping value, which includes the cost of the imported goods, the cost of freight, and the cost of insurance.
Import duties
Mobiles
0%
Tablets
0%
Computers & Laptops
0%
Cameras
0%
Accessories (no-battery)
0%
Accessories (battery)
0%
Health & Beauty
10%
Fashion
16%
Watches
23%
Jewelry
0%
Dry Food & Supplements
5%
Home & Appliances
4%
Home & Garden
0%
Toys
0%
Sports
6%
Luggage
20%
Audio Video
12%
Documents
0%
Gaming
0%
Books & Collectibles
0%
Pet Accessories
20%
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Rates

0.5lbs parcel going from United States to China
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Delivery Time
Courier Rating
Services
Shipping Cost

Fastest

FedEx - International Priority Pickup
2 - 4 working days
4.4 / 5 123 votes

Drop-off

FedEx - International Priority Pickup
USD 30.38

Our pick

FedEx - International Economy Pickup
4 - 6 working days
4.7 / 5 122 votes

Drop-off

FedEx - International Economy Pickup
USD 28.99
USD 80.53
- 64%

Cheapest

Global Post - Economy
10 - 15 working days
2.8 / 5 234 votes

Drop-off

Global Post - Economy
USD 11.97

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Restrictions

The list of restricted items changes frequently, so it's always best to check the official customs page prior to sending your goods.

Restricted Items
Restricted items are goods which must meet certain conditions before going through Customs Clearance.
Seeds
Tobacco
Flowers
Pets
Substance of human or animal origin
Prohibited Items
Prohibited items are goods which cannot be imported into the country.
Drugs
Firearms
Explosives
Fresh Food
Plants
Chemicals
Money
Radio Transmitters
Endangered Animals

Shipping Documents

Shipping internationally requires a lot of documentation, which can be confusing and time consuming. Easyship generates this paperwork for you automatically based on your shipment's information, making the whole process easy.
Commercial Invoice
Battery Statement
Tax Documents & Shipping labels

Additional Information

Outside Delivery Area
The courier may apply a surcharge to this destination country when delivering to less populated areas due to the higher operational costs involved.
Non-working Days
Saturday and Sunday are considered non-working days. You may experience delays for your shipments on these days.
Public Holidays
Non working days also occur during public holiday. Please refer to the official Holidays Page .