Like most countries, the UK puts restrictions on what goods you can import into the country. China has export restrictions, so make sure you acquaint yourself with the laws before you try to ship anything from China to the UK.
How much will be the shipping cost?
The shipping method, distance, and service you use can make your costs differ intensely.
The UK has implemented new, and complicated import tax laws that disturb sellers shipping goods to the UK. The rules are diverse for foreign sellers stocking British shelves, so make sure you read the rules and understand what your situation calls.
How long does Express shipping take to the UK?
Courier shipping from china to UK can range anywhere from 1 to 3 days, with the cost increasing with speed. We pass through our higher volume rates to you, making using these methods more affordable than if you constricted them yourself. As the fast and hassle-free method of shipping goods from China to the UK, express shipping is the expensive shipping method. Rates for express shipping vary depending on the load.
Air Freight facilities from China to the UK
Air freight is the movement of goods through air carriers. Air Freight is a good option for shipments that you need quickly and is the most economical. Unless the air freight quote you request is all-included, it does not typically include:
- logistics from your factory in China,
- from your destination in the UK to the final shipping point,
- customs clearance on arrival
The benefits of air freight shipping from china to UK are the:
- speed relative to the sea freight
- the ability to send valuable cargo, with few chances of damage cargo can be delivered wherever, consolidated, deconsolidated, trans shipped in ways that air express does not offer. In general, you should be ready to pay anywhere from 5% - 20% value-added tax on Chinese exports, depending on the type of product. The UK has a threshold of £135, so if you are shipping a container of goods worth less than that, you will not have to worry about customs or excise duty. For tariffs, the UK administration has a handy lookup tool for you to calculate possible fees if you want to get an idea of how much you will be charged.
How long will the shipping process take?
If you are shipping to the UK, you are probably sending your goods by sea, along with 95% of all the UK import and export tonnage. Chances are you will be using one of the ports. Sea freight from China to the UK can take between 25 - 60 days, depending on the origin destination, the load, whether or not the goods are being shipped port-to-port or from door-to-door.