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Moving to China from the USA

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Moving to China from the USA

Embark on a new journey as the world opens up when we move. Are you considering relocating to China from the USA? Whether it’s Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Hangzhou, or any other city in China, your move deserves the care and attention of a mover who treats you like family.


Why Choose SDC International Shipping:

At SDC International Shipping, we understand that moving is more than just transporting belongings; it’s about transitioning to a new chapter in life. With nearly a decade of experience in moving and relocating individuals worldwide, we are here to make your move to China seamless and stress-free.

How We Can Help:

Contact us with any questions you have about your upcoming move. We’d love to assist you in arranging your relocation to China. By filling out a free quote form, you can discover the cost of shipping your belongings with us.

Our Service Offerings:

SDC International Shipping will take you to any destination in China with precision and care. Our dedicated team has compiled comprehensive information on what our service entails, ensuring that your move is handled with expertise and professionalism. Take the first step by requesting a quote to kickstart your journey or simply give us a call for personalized assistance.


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 considering shipping household goods to China, there are essential details to be aware of:

  • Application Process:

    • Long-term non-residents must submit a written application to import personal belongings.
    • If you already hold a residence card, you can apply for permission without written documentation.
  • Duty-Free Eligibility:

    • Household items intended for personal use are generally duty-free.
    • Duty-free import of a car is limited to expats classified as resident personnel.
    • Advance approval is necessary to qualify for duty-free status.
  • First-Time Importers:

    • Duty exemption is exclusive to long-term residents importing personal effects for the first time.
    • Consider shipping high-value possessions in your initial shipment for optimal benefit.
  • Documentation Requirements:

    • Prepare an inventory list detailing all items intended for shipment.


Our Assistance:

As your moving service provider, SDC International Shipping streamlines the process by handling all paperwork and bureaucratic procedures. We offer comprehensive guidance on importing goods into China, ensuring a smooth transition for your relocation.


Containerized Shipping to China from the USA

At SDC International Shipping, we cater to shipments of any size, ranging from one-bedroom apartments to four-bedroom houses. Our flexible services ensure that regardless of your shipment volume, we can meet your needs through the following options:


  • Shared Container (LCL):

    • Opt for a shared container or Less than Container Load (LCL) when you pay based on the volume you ship. This cost-effective solution allows you to share container space with other shippers, making it ideal for smaller shipments.
  • Solo Container (FCL):

    • Choose a solo container or Full Container Load (FCL) when you pay for the entire 20ft or 40ft container. With exclusive use of the container, FCL provides added security and privacy for your belongings, making it suitable for larger shipments.
  • Containerized Service:

    • Our containerized service enables you to consolidate your car and household items in a single container. This integrated approach streamlines the shipping process, offering convenience and efficiency for your relocation to China.


Seamless Shipping Solutions:

Whether you opt for shared or solo container shipping, SDC International Shipping ensures a seamless experience tailored to your specific requirements. Trust us to handle your belongings with care and precision as they journey from the USA to China in a secure containerized service.


Sea and Air Freight Services to China

SDC International Shipping offers both sea and air freight services to cater to your shipping needs. Whether you’re considering sea or air transport to China, we provide comprehensive solutions tailored to your requirements.


Choosing the Right Option:

Not sure whether sea or air freight is the best choice for your shipment? Our international relocation consultant is here to assist you. By discussing your plans with our expert, you can gain insights into shipping methods, transit times, and other essential details to make an informed decision that aligns with your needs.


Air Freight Considerations:

When opting for airfreight shipments to China, it’s important to note that certain items are restricted. We advise against sending the following items via airfreight:

  • Food
  • Alcohol
  • Cosmetics
  • Toiletries
  • Medications


Our Recommendation:

To ensure a smooth and hassle-free shipping experience, adhere to these guidelines when selecting airfreight services. Our team is committed to providing reliable and efficient shipping solutions while prioritizing the safety and compliance of your shipments to China.


Why Choose SDC International Shipping for Your Move to China

Considering a relocation to China? Discover the advantages of entrusting your move to SDC International Shipping:

Wide Logistics Network

Benefit from our extensive worldwide logistics network cultivated over a decade. Whether you require door-to-door or port-to-port service, our seasoned professionals ensure a seamless moving experience from beginning to end. Rest assured that your belongings are in capable hands throughout the relocation process.

Transparent Pricing

At SDC International Shipping, transparency is key. When you request a price estimate by completing our online quote form, we provide an initial shipping cost without hidden surprises. Our quotes include the basic price, excluding additional services such as packing, pickup, customs clearance, and paperwork. This upfront approach allows you to plan your budget effectively without unexpected costs along the way.

Packing and Inventory Management

Accurate documentation is essential to facilitate smooth customs clearance upon arrival in China. To streamline this process, SDC International Shipping offers comprehensive packing services and assists in creating a detailed inventory list for your shipment. Our team ensures that all items are meticulously packed, and the inventory list is precise and compliant with Chinese Customs regulations.

Experience a Seamless Move

By choosing SDC International Shipping for your relocation to China, you can expect a stress-free and efficient moving experience. From meticulous packing to thorough inventory management, we prioritize the safety and integrity of your belongings every step of the way.



Most Popular Cities for Expats to Live in China

At SDC International Shipping, our moving services extend to shipping household items to a variety of cities, catering to expats’ diverse relocation needs. Here are some of the most popular cities where American expats often choose to settle in China:

  1. Shanghai: A top destination for American expats known for its vibrant international community and modern amenities.

  2. Hangzhou: Renowned for its picturesque West Lake and thriving tech industry, attracting expats seeking a blend of natural beauty and urban development.

  3. Beijing: The capital city offers a mix of historical charm and modern infrastructure, making it a popular choice among expats.

  4. Shenzhen: Known for its rapid economic growth and proximity to Hong Kong, Shenzhen appeals to expats looking for career opportunities and a dynamic lifestyle.

  5. Chengdu: Famous for its laid-back atmosphere, spicy cuisine, and panda conservation centers, Chengdu offers a unique cultural experience for expats.


In addition to these key cities, other popular destinations where we provide moving services include:

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


Whether you’re relocating to one of these bustling metropolises or other regions in China, SDC International Shipping ensures a seamless and reliable moving experience tailored to your specific destination.


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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