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Used Machines China Customs Clearance: The Flow, Procedures and Common Problems that May Occur

SeaHog International Logistics Co., Ltd operates the import and export of goods and technology. Yet, importation is our main focus. We provide import logistics, customs clearance, document preparation, certificates & registration, warehouse, transportation, import rights and other relevant import services. Seahog¡¯s customs clearance agent team has been operating throughout its huge network covering Shanghai, Tianjin, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Qingdao, Ningbo, Suzhou, Xiamen, Hong Kong and Dongguan since 1997, and thus have rich actual handling experience for all kinds of importations, such as machines and equipments, food and beverage, timber,logs, building materials, chemicals and cosmetics, luxury items, and many other groceries.  With a mature network and excellent handling ability, Seahog is one of your best choices of China customs broker.



Hereby Seahog introduce some basic knowledge on China Import Customs Clearance of used machines

The main procedures and time frame
1.Pre-shipment inspection and obtain pre-shipment inspection certificate - 7 - 15 days
2.Automatic import license - 5 days
3.Customs clearance in China - 10 days

Problems common seen during Customs clearance
1.The declared prices fail to pass the price valuation of China customs,especially when importers under declare shipment value in order to save some import tariffs. Seahog¡¯s experience will help you declare reasonably in an honest manner while ensuring smooth customs clearance Incomplete documents. The consequence of incomplete documents during China customs clearance can either be clearance delay or shipment return, depending on the seriousness. Seahog¡¯s expertise will help you sort out all required documents and get them prepared all correctly

Basic materials required

Packing list, invoice, sales contract, bill of lading, user¡¯s manual

Detailed information needed
Commodity name, model, quantity, weight, specification, value, place of origin, new and old condition, packing method, and photos


Recommendation Ports
Shenzhen Yantian/Shekou, Guangzhou (Huangpu/Nansha), Shanghai(waigaoqiao/yangshan), Tianjin Xin Gang, Qingdao, Ningbo, Suzhou, Xiamen, Dongguan Shantian

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