China

Letter mail
Parcel
EMS
Prohibited articles list
 
Weight / size limit admitted:
üPostcard – maximum weight 20g.  maximum size - 240X340mmmaximum thickness – 5mm
üLetter – maxsimum weight 250gmaximum size - 240X340mmmaximum thickness: 5mm.
üSmall packets – maxsimum weight 2kgmaximum size - 240X340mmmaximum thickness: 50mm.
üM bag – maxsimum weight 30kg. maximum height - 80cmmaximum circumference -120cm.
 
Insured* letters admitted – yes;
Maximum insured value – 876 SDR**;
 
On-line tracking provided – no;
 
Payments for inbound items in case, when content is a goods:
ü Customs clearance fee - 8 RMB / $1.2;
ü Threshold level below which items are free of customs duties and other taxes - 500 RMBN / $75;
 
Numbers of customs declarations required for inbound letter – 1;
Languages in which customs declarations must be completed – Chinese, English;
 
Delivery charge for small packets exceeding 500 g 
 
Period of retention for letters – 1 month;
 
 
Web site address of postal administration – 
 
*Insured Parcel–Type of Registered Parcel,  which is insured at cost declared by the sender. Insured value should not be more than the actual cost of the package content and should not exceed 10 000 GEL.

**SDR–Monetary unit (Special Drawing Rights) created by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) - The value of the SDR in terms of the US dollar is determined daily based on exchange rates quoted at noon each day in the London market and posted on the IMF’s 

 
***Custom declaration for letter post is required only in case, when content is a goods.
 
 
Weight / size limit admitted:
ü Max weight – 20 kg
ü Max size - 1,05m X 1,05m X 1,05m (or 2m length & greatest circumference);
 
Insured* parcels admitted – yes;
Maximum insured value - 838 SDR**;
 
On-line tracking provided – yes;
 
Numbers of customs declarations required for inbound parcels – 2;
Languages in which customs declarations must be completed – English, Chinese;
 
 
Payments for inbound parcels:
ü Customs clearance fee - 8 RMB / $1.2;
ü Threshold level below which parcels are free of customs duties and other taxes - 500 RMBN / $75;
 
 
To customers’ address:
ü Free – yes;
ü Paid service – yes;
 
 
Period of retention for parcels:
ü Min – 7 days;
ü Max – 
 
Web site address of postal administration – http://intmail.183.com.cn/
 
 
 
*Insured Parcel–Type of Registered Parcel,  which is insured at cost declared by the sender. Insured value should not be more than the actual cost of the package content and should not exceed 10 000 GEL.
 
**SDR–Monetary unit (Special Drawing Rights) created by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) - The value of the SDR in terms of the US dollar is determined daily based on exchange rates quoted at noon each day in the London market and posted on the IMF’s 

 

 
Weight / size limit admitted:
ü Max weight – 20 kg
ü Max size - 1,05m X 1,05m X 1,05m (or 2m length & greatest circumference);
 
 
Maximum insured value:
 for documents: 4000 GEL
 for merchandise: 10 000 GEL
 
Numbers of customs declarations required for inbound EMS – 3;
Languages in which customs declarations must be completed – English;
 
Payments for inbound parcels:
ü Customs clearance fee - 
ü Threshold level below which parcels are free of customs duties and other taxes:
For private customers -
For business customers 
 
How many attempts at delivery are made: 2
 
Period of retention for EMS items: 
 
Coverage: entire territory
 
Days of the week on which EMS items are delivered: 1/2/3/4/5/6/7
 
EMS item delivery to P.O. Box: No
 
National holidays on which EMS items are not delivered: 1,2,3 January, 4-10 February, 5-7 April, 1-3 May, 7-9 June, 13-15 September, 1-7 October
 
Web site address of postal administration – www.11183.com.cn
 
 
*SDR–Monetary unit (Special Drawing Rights) created by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) - The value of the SDR in terms of the US dollar is determined daily based on exchange rates quoted at noon each day in the London market and posted on the IMF’s 
 
The amount of insurance paid by the customer should not exceed the actual value of the contents of the parcel

Definition of Terms

 

 

·        Prohibited items – items whose import into the country is prohibited.    

·        Items admitted conditionally – items whose importation into the country is allowed with the term if a document issued by the relevant authorities of the exporting country is presented.    

·        Items admitted without conditions – items whose import into the country is allowed.    

 

Detailed information on the HS codes and their titles can be found on the Revenue Service web-page (http://www.rs.ge/4509) or at the following address: http://www.foreign-trade.com/reference/hscode.htm

 

For easy search for a desired item, you can use the “ctrl+F” combination. A search field will appear in the right upper corner where you can write the title of the item. Pressing the “Enter” button will highlight the search word provided by you throughout the text in a different color.

 

The below information is based upon the official source of China

 
List of items prohibited as imports and exports
 
  • Items containing lithium batteries, liquids or aerosols.
  • Arms (93.01-93.05, 93.07), firearm components (including replica firearms ); ammunition (93.06) and explosives (36.01-36.04), of all kinds. Prohibited knives and edged weapons, crossbows;
  •   Defensive chemical dispensers (mace, pepper spray, tear gas, etc.), electric stun guns, etc.;
  • Explosives (fireworks, blasting equipment, etc.);
  • Compressed and liquefied gases and their containers (lighters, hairsprays, aerosols, etc.);
  • Flammable liquids and solids, and spontaneous combustion materials;
  • Toxic substances;  Biochemical products, infectious substances; Radioactive materials; Corrosive substances.
  • Coins (71.18), banknotes, currency notes, securities of any kind payable to bearer, travellers' cheques, counterfeit currencies and counterfeit negotiable securities (49.07).
  • Printed matter (49.01, 49.02, 49.11), films (37.04, 37.05), photographs (4911.91), gramophone records, cinematographic films (37.06), loaded recording tapes and videotapes, compact discs (video and audio) (85.23), storage medium for the computer and other articles which are detrimental to the political, economic, cultural and moral interests of the People's Republic of China.
  • Deadly poisons of all kinds.
  • Opium (1302.11), morphine, heroin (2339.11), marijuana (1211.90) and other addiction-inducing drugs and psychedelic substances.
  • Animals, plants and products thereof infected with or carrying disease germs, insect pests and other harmful organisms.
  • Foodstuff, medicines and other articles coming from epidemic-stricken areas and harmful to man and livestock or those capable of spreading diseases. 
  • Platinum (71.10), gold (71.08) and silver (71.06), whether manufactured or not, precious stones (71.02, 71.03, 71.04), jewels or other valuable articles.