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Moving to China from the USA

“The ways open when we move.”

Are you considering moving to China from the USA?

If you are relocating to Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Hangzhou, or elsewhere in China, you will need a mover to treat you as a family member. 

You can contact us with any questions, and we’d love to arrange your move to China! We have been moving and relocating people for almost ten years, and surely, we can assist you as well. You can fill out a free quote form to find out about the cost of shipping. 

SDC International Shipping will get you to any destination in China. We have compiled the following information on what is involved in our service. So, request a quote to get the ball rolling, or give us a call! 

Moving to China from the USA Service

The worldwide services we provide are household removals, vehicle shipping, car shipping, overseas artwork shipping, and international piano moving

We can also handle your moving insurance, storage, and packing. So wherever you are in the USA and no matter your destination in China, we can move any contents of a house or apartment. In addition, we operate moves to Europe too. 

What to Know About Shipping to China from the USA

When it comes to importing household goods to China, there are a few things to keep in mind. 

  • You will need to apply in writing to import your personal belongings if you are a long-term non-resident; 
  • But you can file your application for permission if you already have a residence card. 
  • Your household items will be duty-free if they are intended for personal use. 
  • Only expats considered resident personnel can import a car duty-free. 
  • To be eligible for duty-free, you need to apply for approval in advance. 
  • The exemption from paying duties only applies to long-term residents who are importing personal effects for the first time. So try to ship high-value possessions with your first shipment. 
  • You will need an inventory list for all items you are planning to ship. 

As your moving service provider, we can take care of all the paperwork and bureaucracy and provide you with more information on importing goods into China. 

Containerized Shipping to China from the USA

We ship to China any apartment size, from one-bedroom to 4-bedroom houses. So regardless of the shipment amount, we can accommodate you through the services as follows: 

  • Shared container or LCL (Less than Container Load) when you pay for the volume you ship; 
  • Solo container or FCL (Full Container Load) when you pay for the entire 20ft or 40ft container; 
  • A containerized service is when you can include your car and household items in one container. 

Sea and Air Freight Services to China 

Both sea and air freight services are available with SDC International Shipping. If you are unsure which option works best for you, you can discuss your plans with our international relocation consultant to explain shipping methods, transit times, and other details to help you make the right decision. 

For airfreight shipments to China, we don’t recommend sending the following items: food, alcohol, cosmetics, toiletries, and medications. 

Why Moving to China from the USA with SDC International 

If you are relocating to China, take a look below at the pros of hiring SDC International Shipping for your moving needs: 

Wide Logistics Network

Over ten years, we have developed a worldwide logistics network that makes the moving experience the best of the best. So whether you need a door-to-door service or a port-to-port service, you will be dealing with professionals from start to finish. 

No Surprises by The Price

When you ask us about the price by filling out an online quote form, we’ll send you an initial cost of shipping that won’t include additional services like packing, pickup service, or customs clearance and paperwork. What you will get is rather a basic price without applying extra services you may wish to book. 

Packing + Inventory List

It’s crucial to prepare an accurate and detailed description of items to be shipped to avoid inspection by Chinese Customs. 

For shipments to China, SDC International Shipping will perform packing and help you prepare an inventory list. We’ll make sure that all descriptions are accurate and specific. 

Most Popular Cities for Expats to Live in China

Our moving services cater to shipping household items to big and small cities alike. A number 1 destination for American expats in Shanghai, followed by Hangzhou, Beijing, Shenzhen, and Chengdu. These are common cities for American expats to settle in China. Other popular cities we move to are:

  • Guangdong
  •  Hong Kong
  • Tianjin
  • Guangzhou
  • Dongguan
  • Taipei

Moving to China with SDC International Shipping

‘There’s nothing as powerful as a good reputation.”

They made our whole move to China less complicated. This was our first shipping experience outside the U.S. So we felt stressed about the process. But SDC made things a lot easier. The customer service was great, and they always answered the phone and my messages. Packing, customs paperwork, delivery, and unpacking went above and beyond. Amazing job, guys! Thank you!” – Grace C.  

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