Require shipping from China to Singapore? M&P International Freights has the capabilities to assist you.
We have years of experience in this industry and we are able to handle all sizes and types of cargo.
With our wide network of partners and suppliers, we are also able to provide one of the most competitive rates in the market.
WHAT ITEMS ARE COMMONLY BEING SHIPPED FROM CHINA TO SINGAPORE?
Here is a list of some of the most commonly imported cargo from China to Singapore:
- Electronic equipment
- Machinery (usually for construction)
- Mineral fuels as well as oil
- Medical and technical equipment
- Iron and steel for building homes
- Iron or steel products
- Live trees and plants
- Organic chemicals for various purposes
PRODUCTS THAT ARE RESTRICTED EXPORTS FROM CHINA
When exporting goods from China, it is important to take note of some items that are prohibited from export:
- Crop-breeding technology
- Technology for chemical raw material production
- Technology for biological pesticide production
- Nuclear and nuclear-related items and technologies
- Missle and missile-related items and technologies
PRODUCTS PROHIBITED FROM ENTERING SINGAPORE
Before shipping cargo to Singapore, take note of this list of prohibited goods to avoid any problems:
- Chewing gum
- Chewing tobacco including imitation tobacco products like e-cigarettes
- Gun shaped lighters
- Controlled or psychotropic drugs
- Endangered species of wildlife
- Any type of pornography
Shipping Methods Available
Air freight is a faster mode of transportation as compared to sea freight and an aircraft is used to ship your goods to the destination.
Sea freight requires a longer time to transport your goods. However, it is usually more cost-efficient.
When you are choosing to ship items, it’s important to determine the volume of the cargo before paying for the shipping. In international freights, there are two ways to ship your cargo: FCL or LCL.
FCL (Full Container Load)
This shipment mode is best used when shipping a large amount of cargo. And by large, they mean enough to fill an entire cargo container. When you choose to get FCL as your mode of shipment, you will be paying for the entire container so it is best to make full use of it.
LCL (Less than Container Load)
If your shipment is not enough to fill an entire cargo container, you could choose to share the container with other customers. With FCL, you will be paying for the entire load inside the container, while with LCL, you will only be paying for the space your cargo occupies. And this is measured by cubic meter, making this a cheaper option.
How Long Does It Take For Cargo To Arrive In Singapore?
If your cargo is shipped via air freight, the goods should arrive in Singapore within 1 day.
If your goods are shipped via sea freight, the goods will take a longer time to arrive as customs checks are mandatory for all cargo arriving at the port. The custom checks will require a few days before the goods are cleared for shipment.
Benefits of Using a Freight Forwarder
If this is your first time shipping large amounts of cargo from country to country, then you might want to consider availing the services of a freight forwarder. But what is a freight forwarder? A freight forwarder is a firm that handles your shipments for you. They are not a shipping firm, rather think of them more as a travel agency but for cargo.
They will be responsible with finding you the best rates in shipping your item with the best delivery time. They can also help customers with all the legal documents and other types of services including:
Why Choose M&P International Freights?
M&P International Freights is qualified to ensure that your cargo will be safe as it gets from point A to point B.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the quickest way to ship goods from China to Singapore?
As compared to sea freight, air freight is a quicker way to ship your goods if you need them urgently. It is a great option for transporting goods that are small and lightweight.
How much is shipping from China to Singapore?
The sea freight rate determines the cost of shipping your cargo via ship vessels.
On the other hand, the cost of shipping via air freight is calculated by multiplying the air freight rate by the actual or volume weight of the cargo. The weight of the cargo is also known as the chargeable weight.
To get a shipping quote for your goods, you can contact us here.
What is the cheapest way to ship from China?
Shipping via sea freight is typically more cost-saving than air freight for bulky items or large volumes of cargo. It can be 5 to 6 times cheaper than the latter.
However, if you are shipping small items, air freight may be more affordable.
Do I need to pay taxes when exporting goods from China?
Export duties are imposed on some raw materials and semi-manufactured items shipped from China.
Temporary duty rates may also apply to exports at certain periods of time.
Do I need to pay taxes when importing goods into Singapore?
Goods and Service Tax (GST) are imposed on all items imported into Singapore. Dutiable goods will incur duties on top of GST payments.
The full list of dutiable goods and duty rates can be found on the Singapore Customs website.
How do I ship Taobao furniture to Singapore?
You can ship directly from the Taobao website using their existing forwarders like 4PX and PRouter.
Alternatively, you can engage an external freight forwarding company like M&P International Freights. An external freight forwarder can help to bridge the language barriers you may face when engaging Taobao’s existing providers. You may also purchase insurance for your big-ticket goods to safeguard your items.
Read our article to find out more about how to ship furniture from Taobao to Singapore.