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FEEDBACK

Just want to tell you that you have an excellent crew who was able to deliver a first class service. All of the crew was professional, polite and very nice gentlemen.

I have troops of over 370 officers working for me in the office and your crew is as good as my officers. If I were you, I would feel very proud of them. Please pass my compliments to them and let the Boss know as well.

Annie

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

  • Visa/Work Visa (Valid for not less than 12 Months)
  • Foreign Expert Certificate
  • Identity Card
  • Residence Card/Permit
  • Original Passport and Authorization Letter
  • Residency Registration (to obtain Green Card)
  • Application for Customs Sealed Letter (three copies)
  • Letter of Employment Certification (preferably in Chinese) from employer's registered China Office, or Chinese host organization, certifying that Customer will be either personnel of Foreign Resident Office, or Foreign Expert
  • Detailed inventory in English (describing general carton contents - PBO "packed by owner" and "misc." not acceptable)
  • Arrival Customs Declaration (to be completed by Customer on arrival at port of entry)
  • Application for import of personal effects (Import Permit)
    • List of goods and quantity to be imported must be in Chinese
    • Must list all items planned for import within six months from the date of approval of the application, even if not contained in the first shipment
  • Certificate of Origin may be required
  • Customs Permit (must be approved prior to arrival of goods)
    • Customs Permit and inventory must MATCH EXACTLY!!
  • Health Certificate
    • Full physical examination with blood test to prove evidence of absence of communicable diseases, especially AIDS

CUSTOMS REGULATIONS

  • CUSTOMER MUST ARRIVE IN CHINA BEFORE SHIPMENT, IN ORDER TO COMPLETE IMPORT FORMALITIES
  • Personal registration of owner of the goods and employer's registration must be approved before arrival of the shipment
  • Used household goods and personal effects are dutiable for Chinese persons holding a foreign passport and foreigners entering China for an extended period of time (not holding a Residence Card)
  • Only one air and one sea shipment may be imported within six months of Customer
  • Shipments are subject to physical inspection by Customs

DUTIABLE/RESTRICTED ITEMS

  • Alcohol and tobacco products
  • Foodstuff
  • Office supplies and furniture must be for personal use
  • Office equipment can not be imported as personal effects and are dutiable (i.e. copiers and fax machines)
  • Electrical/electronic items (new or used) are subject to import duties (including computers) make, model, and serial number must be on inventory
  • One of each electrical/electronic item per customer may be imported such as TVs, stereos, refrigerators, VCRs, washer/dryer
  • Audio cassette tapes, video cassette tapes, compact discs, etc. (limited importation applies) will be inspected by Customs Office
  • Cordless or portable phones (Import Permit required)
  • Radio transmitters and components
  • Bicycles
  • Oriental antiques and objects d'art must be declared in detail, otherwise re-export might be prohibited
  • Textiles and fabrics of wool, silk and artificial and synthetic fibers and bedding
  • Cosmetics
  • Cameras, watches, clocks and their parts and accessories
  • Small quantity of prescription medicines may be allowed (with a copy of the prescription)
  • Computers/printers : only one of each item allowed per customer
  • Dutiable/restricted items must be clearly indicated on the inventory and loaded last for easy access

PROHIBITED ITEMS

  • Weapons and ammunition
  • Drugs or poisons
  • Fresh food, especially meat
  • Pornographic and subversive literature, films, tapes, etc.
  • Endangered and rare animals and their products

MOTOR VEHICLES

  • Motorcycles are prohibited
  • Privately owned vehicles are considered a luxury item and are dutiable
  • Restrictions and taxes depend on the type and size of vehicle
  • Subject to import duties of up to 200%
  • Documents must be provided to support the age and value of the auto
  • Documents required:
    • Written application to Customs Office
    • Import Cargo Declaration
    • Invoice

PETS

  • Only one pet per Residence Permit, regulations for licensing of dogs are complicated and strict
  • Health Certificate and original Certificate of Rabies Vaccination is required
  • Subject to strict quarantine regulations
  • Veterinary inspection must be arranged by owner upon arrival

Note Ė Custom regulations of China are subject to change without notice.





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