Shipping From USA To China

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Shipping from usa to china, What are the options for express shipping by sea and air from the USA to China, how much does it cost and how long does it take?Despite the trade war between the two countries, U.S. import and export business to China remains active. Exports totaled $120.3 billion in 2018, accounting for more than 7% of total U.S. exports. Soybeans are by far the most commonly exported product.

Our Import Services

We can arrange for our cooperative agents to pick up the goods locally, or arrange door-to-door pickup through UPS and FedEx,not only do we collect and deliver your shipment, but we also take care of quarantine and customs requirements to ensure your goods are granted entry to their destination country. That’s one more task ticked off your to-do list!

Prepare customs clearance materials, including contracts, invoices, packing lists, bills of lading, certificates of origin, health certificates, etc. These information need to be prepared before customs declaration, and the authenticity and accuracy of the information must be ensured.

We have China Customs certification qualifications and can declare the value, quantity, type and other information of goods to the customs, and pay the corresponding duties and value-added tax. The customs will review the customs declaration materials, check whether the goods comply with relevant regulations, and decide whether to release them. If customs believes there are any problems with the goods, they may require the importer to make rectifications or return the goods.

We can arrange transportation to pick up the goods and inform you of the specific situation of the goods. If there are any problems with the goods during transportation, we will handle them promptly

What are the options for shipping from USA to China?

The only feasible ways to import from the USA to China are international express(UPS to Chin, DHL to China) , Luft und Seefracht, and each mode of transportation has advantages and disadvantages. The purpose of this page is to highlight what they mean so that you can make an informed decision about which one is best for your business.

Shipping From USA To China By Sea

Less than Container Load (LCL): Less than Container Load (LCL) ocean shipping requires your shipment to share a container with another shipper’s product. If you plan to ship small shipments that are not urgently needed in China, LCL may offer you the most cost-effective way to ship by sea.

Full Container Shipping (FCL): Full Container Shipping allows you to arrange for a carrier to ship your shipment from the United States to China in a container without having to share interior space with other shippers’ shipments. With dedicated containers, you can load as much cargo as you need. FCL shipping is usually faster than LCL and, for larger shipments, often cheaper

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Air freight from the USA to China

Want to import from the United States to China quickly? That will be air freight. Shipping from the U.S. to China by air takes just a few days (versus weeks by sea). However, this mode of transportation is not cheap and its cost is much higher than sea freight.

Express from the USA to China

The three common providers from the USA to China are USPS, UPS and FedEx. Because sending express from abroad to China is an international express delivery, it requires customs clearance, security inspection, scanning, procedures, etc., which takes time. And after arriving in China, express delivery is also required. Go to the receiving city, receiving outlet, and deliver. If express delivery is sent from the USA to China, it usually takes 7 days and no more than 8 days.

The shipping time varies depending on the method of mailing used. Normally, the services of major international express companies such as UPS, FedEx, and DHL generally take 2-3 days, plus the receipt of goods in the USA of origin and delivery to destination China. The whole journey takes about 5 days.

How much does it cost to ship goods from the USA to China?

After receiving details about your shipment from your business, your freight forwarder will calculate your costs to export from the United States to China. Freight forwarders need to know whether you are looking for air or sea freight, as well as the origin and destination ports you wish to use.

Details of the shipment, including volume, weight and dimensions, are also required. You then need to decide whether you want door-to-door, port-to-port, port-to-door or door-to-port delivery.

If your consignment weighs more than 100kg, sea freight is usually the most economical method of transport. For shipments weighing less than 100kg, it is worth considering air freight as it is almost as economical as sea freight. Freight forwarders will not normally handle shipments weighing less than 35kg, but international couriers will be happy to do so

How long does it take to ship goods from the USA to China?

If your shipment needs to reach China quickly, air shipping from the United States is the fastest option. Most air freight shipments will be shipped within eight days. Sending by sea is a longer process. Ocean shipping takes 20 to 52 days from the United States to China.

Here is an example of how long it takes to ship commercial goods from the USA to China via ocean freight:

  1. Chicago to Shanghai – 44 days for FCL, 36 days for LCL
  2. Los Angeles to Shanghai – 20 days for FCL, 35 days for LCL
  3. New York to Shanghai – 51 days for FCL, 46 days for LCL
  4. Philadelphia to Shanghai—46 days FCL
  5. Boston to Shanghai – 43 days for FCL, 50 days for LCL
  6. Los Angeles or Boston to Shenzhen – 46 days for FCL
  7. Baltimore to Shanghai – 52 days for FCL
  8. Chicago to Ningbo or Xiamen – 46 days for FCL
  9. Los Angeles to Ningbo – 34 days LCL
  10. Los Angeles to Qingdao—28 days LCL
  11. New York to Zhuhai – 46 days for FCL
  12. Auckland to Shanghai – 25 days for FCL

Air freight from a U.S. airport to a Chinese airport can take four to eight days

  1. Los Angeles or Chicago to Shanghai – 6 days
  2. Philadelphia or San Francisco to Shanghai – 5 days
  3. Los Angeles to Beijing – 7 days
  4. Boston to Shanghai or Zhengzhou – 5 days
  5. Dallas or Miami to Shanghai – 8 days
  6. Houston to Beijing or Guangzhou – 5 days
  7. Atlanta or New York to Beijing or Shanghai – 5 days
  8. Charlotte to Beijing – 4 days
  9. Los Angeles to Guangzhou, Tianjin or Shenzhen – 5 days
  10. Chicago to Qingdao – 5 days
  11. Seattle to Shanghai or Tianjin – 8 days
  12. San Francisco to Xiamen – 5 days

Customs clearance between the USA and China

Customs clearance is an important part of every item exported from the USA to China. It’s also probably the most complex.

To save yourself or your colleagues from dealing with complex issues, you may want to follow the example of many other businesses and let a freight forwarder manage the process. This is a great way to ensure compliance with rules and regulations and avoid unnecessary delays affecting your shipments.

Even if you hire a freight forwarder, you still have an important role to play as you will need to fill out and submit important documents to accommodate your shipment from the United States to China. These are required for US export customs clearance and China import customs clearance