When you shipping from China to these countries, you should pay attention to the special regulations of the customs.

Discuss with your supplier and Chinese freight forwarder or your customs broker, to make sure all paperwork is well provided.

1 Countries which need to declare AMS

United States, Canada, Mexico, Philippines

Shipping from China to the US:

The US ISF 10+2 filing regulations must be provided to US Customs 48 hours prior to the ship’s departure, otherwise, there will be a fine of USD5000, AMS fee cost $25/shipment, if modified, $40/shipment.

 Shipping from China to the Philippines:

Since July 1, 2016. all goods imported into the Philippines must be declared AMS in advance. In addition to the original EBS, the CIC will charge an additional AMS surcharge.

Goods arriving in the Philippines are required to declare AMS in advance.

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2 Countries which need to declare ENS:

All EU member states, ENS costs 25-35 US dollars /shipment.

ENS (Entry Summary Declaration) is the English abbreviation of “entry summary declaration form”, which refers to the European Customs Advance Manifest Rules.

For all goods entering the EU, the company must submit an entry summary declaration (ENS) to the first port where the vessel reached and must submit it 24 hours in advance in the loading port.

  3 Countries which the Wood products need to be fumigated :

 When Shipping from China to Australia, USA, Canada, Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Israel, Brazil, Chile, Panama, you have to prepare the fumigation.

In international trade, countries protect their own resources and impose mandatory quarantine systems on some imported goods.

Wood packaging fumigation is a mandatory measure to prevent harmful pests and diseases from harming the forest resources of the importing country.

Therefore, for export goods containing wood packaging, the wood packaging must be decontaminated before shipment, and fumigation is one of the methods of decontamination.


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4 Country of origin certificate required:


When Shipping from China to Canada, Cambodia, United Arab Emirates, Doha, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka

 The certificate of origin is divided into the general certificate of origin and GSP Generalized System of Preference.

Certificate of origin which the full name of the general certificate of origin.

C.O. Certificate of Origin is also known as a general certificate of origin and is a type of certificate of origin.

The C.O. certificate of origin is a kind of certification document used to prove the place where the export goods are manufactured.

It is the “original certificate” of the goods in international trade. Under certain circumstances, the importing country gives different tariff treatment to imported goods.


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 5 Customs regulations:

 Shipping from China to Indonesia:

 The final consignee must have the Import and export license, otherwise, it is impossible to clear the goods. Therefore, it takes about one month to modify the Bill of lading.

Shipping from China to Saudi Arabia:

All goods imported into Saudi Arabia must be shipped on pallets and packed with Origin mark.

And as of February 25, 2009, all incoming goods that violate the regulations without pallet shipments will be fined SAR1,000 (US$267)/20GP and SAR1,500 (US$400) /40HC, paid by the importer.

Jeddah and Dammam Port Authority stipulate that:

  1. All goods passing through the two ports must be palletized, and good which inside the container also must be packed in pallets and load.
  2. The contents of the cargo documents must be detailed.


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Shipping from China to Brazil:

1. Only accept the full set of the original bills of lading which cannot be modified. The bill of lading must display the shipping cost (only US dollars or Euros). The bill of lading “TO ORDER” is not accepted. The bill of lading must display the contact information of the consignee (telephone, address)

2. The CNPJ number of the consignee must be displayed on the bill of lading (the consignee must be a registered company), and the consignee must be a company registered at the destination customs;

3, The shipping fee cannot be collected, cannot be overcharging extra money in the destination port, wood packaging comply for fumigation, so pay more attention to the LCL destination fees.


Shipping from China to Mexico:

1. To declare an AMS bill of lading, the merchandise code must be displayed, as well as the AMS information and the packing list and invoice;

2, Notify shows third-party notifiers, usually shows freight forwarding companies or agents of CONSIGNEE.

3. SHIPPER shows the actual shipper and CONSIGNEE shows the real consignee;

4, the product name can not display the general name, to display the detailed product name;

5, the quantity: required to display the detailed number of pieces. Example: 1 PALLET has 50 boxes of goods, can not only display 1 PLT, must display 1 pallet containing 50 cartons;

6. The bill of lading should show the origin of the goods. If revised the bill of lading after the ship departure it will be fined at least USD200.


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Shipping from China to Chile

Chile customs does not accept the telex release bill, wood packaging should be fumigated.

 Shipping from China to Panama

Do not accept the telex release bill, wood packaging should be fumigation, to provide packing list and invoice;

If cargo transit through COLON FREE ZONE, goods which reach to Panama must be stackable and can be forklifted. The weight of each pallet cannot exceed 2000KGS.

Shipping from China to Colombia

The shipping cost must be displayed on the bill of lading (only US dollars or Euros can be used).

Shipping from China to India

Regardless of the FOB or CIF terms, whether the bill of lading is “TO ORDER OF SHIPPER” (indicating the bill of lading), no matter the bill of lading is in your hands or not, the Payment  can be refused and the handling is legal, in the import declaration BILL OF ENTRY (Import Declaration Manifest) 

As long as the name of the Indian customer is displayed on the IGM (Imported Goods Manifest), the shipper has lost the right of the goods, regardless of whether the bill of lading is in your hand,

So be sure to pay 100% in advance as much as possible. This is the tips for shipper.


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Shipping from China to Russia

1, we highly suggest the shipper get the payment in advance,, or shipper and consignee are long-term cooperation, otherwise we suggest the shipper get payment first! Or let consignee prepay more than 75%.

2. After the goods arrive in the destination port, there must be two reminders: one reminds the customer to pay, and the second reminds the customer to pick up the goods!

Otherwise, after the goods arrive at the port or the station, no one picks up the goods and the goods are blacked out by the customs, or you have to pay the high cost.

While the consignee Through the relationship or under table rules, you can engage in the delivery of goods without Bill of lading. This market is sometimes unclear!

3, Due to the Russian people’s procrastination, we must remember, whether it is to pay in advance, or to pick up the goods, or to collect the balance, we must urge reminders and reminders.

 Shipping from China to Kenya:

The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) began implementing the Pre-Export Standards Compliance Program (PVOC) on September 29, 2005.

Therefore, PVOC has been adopted as a pre-shipment verification method since 2005. Products in the PVoC catalog must be compliant (CoC) prior to ship. CoC is a mandatory customs clearance document for Kenya.

Without this certificate, the goods will be refused entry after arriving at the port of Kenya.


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Shipping from China to Egypt:

1. For goods Shipping from China to Egypt, the China Inspection and Quarantine Bureau carries out pre-shipment inspection and supervision work.

2. Whether or not the legal requirements for CIQ are required, the customer is required to provide a replacement voucher or receipt, a formal inspection power of attorney, Packing list, invoices, and a contract.

3, that replacement certificate (slip) to the commodity inspection bureau to handle the customs clearance work (the legal inspection can get the customs clearance in advance), and then with the commodity inspection bureau commodity inspection staff to make a specific time to the warehouse for supervision.

(A few days in advance, you need to go to the local commodity inspection bureau for consultation)

 4. After the personnel of the Commodity Inspection Bureau arrives at the warehouse, they will take pictures of the empty container first, then check the number of boxes for each packing list, check one ticket and one ticket, and take a photo, until that all are loaded, then go to the Commodity Inspection Bureau. Change the customs order before you can arrange customs declaration.

 5. After about 5 working days after customs clearance passes the green light for your cargo, go to the Commodity Inspection Bureau to collect the port of destination for customs clearance and pre-shipment verification.

Foreign customers can use this card to clear the customs at the port of destination.

6. All goods exported to Egypt, the corresponding documents (certificate of origin and invoices) must be certified by the Embassy of Egypt in China.

The sealed documents and pre-shipment verification can be cleared at the destination port of Egypt. The Embassy recognizes After the customs declaration or export data is determined.

7. The Egyptian Embassy is about 3-7 working days. It takes about 5 working days to check the pre-shipment inspection. Other customs and commodity inspections can consult the local authorities.


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Shipping from China to Pakistan:

Karachi Port Authority stipulates that the carbon powder, graphite powder, magnesium dioxide, and other dyes packed in imported which should be palletized or properly packed.

Otherwise, they will not be unloaded. In addition, Pakistan does not accept vessels anchored by India, South Africa, Israel, South Korea, and Taiwan.

 Shipping from China to the United Arab Emirates:

The health authorities in Dubai and Abu Dhabi stipulate that all imported foods must be marked with an expiration date and accompanied by a health statement, otherwise the destination port will not discharge the goods.

 Shipping from China to the Maldives:

It is not allowed to import various drugs and sulfuric acid, nitrates, dangerous animals, etc. without the permission of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

It is not allowed to import alcoholic beverages, dogs, pigs or pork, statues, etc. without the permission of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Shipping from China to Canada:

The Canadian government stipulates that goods to the east coast of the country, winter delivery is best in Halifax and St. Johns because the two ports are not affected by freezing.


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Shipping from China to Argentina:

Argentine law stipulates that the consignee loses the bill of lading must declare to the customs.

After the customs agree, the shipping company or the Shipping Company entrusts the agent to issue another set of bills of lading, and at the same time submits a statement to the relevant institution that the original bill of lading is invalid.

Shipping from China to Tanzania:

 The Tanzania Port Authority requires that all goods destined for the port of Dar es Salaam to be handed over to Tanzania or to Zambia, Zaire, Rwanda, and Burundi shall be marked with a cross mark of a different color on the packaging for the purpose of classification. Otherwise, the ship will charge a classification fee for the goods.

Shipping from China to Djibouti:

Djibouti Port requires that the goods transshipped in the port, all documents and packaging gimmicks should be clearly filled in the final destination port, such as WITH TRANSHIP-MENT TO HODEIDAH.

But it must be noted that the above content cannot be included in the port of destination of the bill of lading, but only It can be indicated on the head or in other blanks of the bill of lading.

otherwise, the Customs will regard it as Pick the goods at Djibouti’s port., and the consignee will release the import duty.


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Shipping from China to Cote d’Ivoire:

 Abidjan Customs provides:

 1. The name of the goods listed in the bill of lading and manifest should be specific and cannot be replaced by the goods.

If it is not handled in accordance with the above provisions, the shipper’s customs fines will be borne by the shipper.

 2, after passing through Abidjan to Mali, Burkina Faso, and other landlocked countries, bills of lading and shipping documents and goods transport packaging, you must indicate “Côte d’Ivoire transit” in order to avoid tax, otherwise additional tax will be imposed.

 Shipping from China to Nigeria:

In order to prevent unscrupulous merchants from arbitrage, the Central Management Department of Nigeria stipulates that all imported goods must pass the inspection by the branch office of the Swiss General Notary Public before the issuance of the goods, and obtain the “CLEAN REPORT OF FINDINGS”, and the consignee can clear the goods.


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Shipping from China to Australia:

When the Port Authority of Australia stipulates that the wood should be fumigation and the fumigation certificate should be sent to the consignee.

If there is no wood fumigation certificate, the wooden box will be dismantled and burned, and the cost of replacement packaging will be borne by the shipper.

Shipping from China to New Zealand:

The New Zealand Port Authority stipulates that the wooden structure of the container and the wooden packaging and the mat wood in the box must be quarantined before entering the country.

Shipping from China to Fiji:

 Fiji Customs stipulates that horse knives and old clothes are prohibited from being imported.

Shipping from China to Iran:

Article 90 of the Iranian Tax Law stipulates that the exporting goods at the Iranian port, regardless of the sea freight is prepaid or collect, are subject to a freight tax of 50 %.

Importing goods are exempt from shipping tax.