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Shipping and Customs for Importing from China 1

Shipping and Customs for Importing from China

June 7, 2023

Research Shipping Options:

When importing from China, we at We Do Import should research the available shipping options to determine the most suitable and cost-effective option for products. This includes air, sea, and rail freight. Each option has its advantages and disadvantages.

Choose a reliable shipping company:

We choose a reliable shipping company that can handle their products and deliver them on time. This can be done by researching the shipping company’s reputation, experience, and customer reviews.

Obtain a shipping quote:

At We Do Import, we will obtain a shipping quote from the shipping company that includes the shipping cost, insurance, and any additional charges. This quote will help them determine the total cost of importing their products.

Prepare the products for shipping:

We prepare products for shipping by ensuring they are properly packed and labelled. The packaging should be sturdy enough to protect the products during transit.

Obtain Customs Clearance:

We also obtain customs clearance for products. This involves submitting the necessary documents, including the import license, customs declaration, invoices, bills of lading, packing lists, and certificates of origin to the customs agency.

Pay Duties and Taxes:

We Do Import should pay the applicable duties and taxes for their products. The duties and taxes are calculated based on the product value, quantity, and country of origin.

Follow Customs Rules and Regulations:

We follow the customs rules and regulations of their country to avoid any issues. This includes ensuring their products meet the required standards, restrictions, and labelling requirements.

Verify Shipment Delivery:

We at We Do Import should verify the delivery of their shipment and ensure the products are in good condition. We inspect the products upon arrival and report any damages or discrepancies to the shipping company and customs agency.

Keep Records:

We will keep records of all the shipping and customs documents obtained and their authenticity. This includes the shipping quote, customs clearance, duties and taxes paid, and any other relevant documents.


Shipping and customs on importing from China requires research, planning, and attention to detail. We Do Import should research the available shipping options, choose a reliable shipping company, obtain a shipping quote, prepare the products for shipping, obtain customs clearance, pay duties and taxes, follow customs rules and regulations, verify shipment delivery, and keep records. By following these steps, We Do Import can successfully import their products from China and comply with their country’s regulations.

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