Customs Broking for Exporting from China
For all shipments from China, CNXtrans automatically manages the export customs clearance process for you in China, which is generally quite straightforward. What most customers are more concerned with is the clearing of import customs and minimizing or avoiding duties altogether.
For air courier shipments from China
For air courier shipments to most countries, typically the air courier (DHL, FedEx, UPS, TNT, SF Express and others) will be able to clear customs for you without your assistance or the need for a customs broker, unless you're shipping items that are prohibited from being imported into your country. For air courier shipments to countries like USA, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, South Korea, India, Hong Kong & Taiwan (Greater China) and others, we do also have special air courier shipping routes that come with automatic customs clearance in your own country. Hence, generally speaking customs broking is not required for air courier shipments around the world.
For Sea Shipments from China
For sea shipments from China to around the world, we can either ship to port or ship to door. For large shipments or container shipments, customers generally choose to ship to port as it is more cost effective to do so. However for shipments to port, note that no customs broking service is included which means you would have to get a local customs broker to clear customs for you upon arrival of goods. If you're shipping to the US, click here to locate the major port closest to you and find a list of local customs brokers. Alternatively, for sea shipments to most (but not all) countries we can also ship to door which would be inclusive of customs clearance services but do note that shipping to door usually costs significantly more than shipping to port.
For Train Shipments from China
Shipping by train cargo from China is only available for shipments to Europe and only shipments with at least 100kg in chargeable weight are eligible to be shipped by train. All train shipments to countries in Europe are inclusive of customs clearance, customs duties and delivery all the way to the customer's doorstep. Hence if you ship by train you will not need to enlist the services of a customs broker. Contact us at email@example.com to find out more.
For Air Cargo Shipments from China
Shipping by Air Cargo (also known as Air Freight) is different from shipping by air courier. Air courier refers specialized international courier delivery services such as DHL, FedEx, UPS and TNT which is automatically done on a door-to-door basis while air cargo refers to shipping your goods via commercial airlines. By default, air cargo is shipped to a major airport closest to you. However, for most countries, we can also offer air cargo on a door to door basis - meaning we include the last mile delivery to your doorstep, which would naturally cost more than just shipping to the airport. For shipping to airports, customs broking services are not included - hence you will either have to go to the airport to clear customs yourself (will be easier to do so if your company has an import license) or find a local customs broker to clear customs for you and even handle the last mile delivery to your doorstep if required. If instead you choose to ship on a door-to-door basis, we will include customs broking and the last mile delivery to your doorstep.
Point to Note: Unlike importing to China, for exporting from China to your country we do not offer customs broking service on a stand-alone basis - this means our customs broking services via the various door-to-door shipping methods as described above are only offered if you use us to ship internationally from China.