Shipping a 3 samples (70KG) from China to the UK

Discussion in 'International Business' started by Ben Austin, Feb 23, 2018.

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  1. Ben Austin

    Ben Austin UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Looking at importing 3 samples from China (Qingdao) to the UK to start up a business if the samples work out OK. Not really sure who to get prices from and what I should be paying. I did a quick quote and online and got quoted £1200 which makes the project a non runner (as its the 1st time doing this).....Can any one recommend a cheap way to get the following into the UK as a sample:

    1) 195cm x 25cm x 15cm - 32KGS
    2) 105cm x 105cm x 20cm - 31KGS
    3) 92cm x 21cm x 7cm - 7KGS

    I don't mind too much how long it takes really to get the samples

    Many Thanks
    Posted: Feb 23, 2018 By: Ben Austin Member since: Feb 23, 2018
  2. Mr D

    Mr D UKBF Legend Free Member

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    Looks and sounds like a pallet job, due to size and weight. And that level of quote ties in with pallet.
    You have factored in VAT and import duty payable by you?

    You could try some of the shipping agents. Do a google search.
    Posted: Feb 23, 2018 By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017
  3. GraemeL

    GraemeL Pain in the neck? Full Member - Verified Business

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    Are these dimensions after the items are boxed and protected?
    If so its LCL - give Woodland Global a call. @Import Expert is a forum member and I can recommend them.
    Posted: Feb 23, 2018 By: GraemeL Member since: Sep 7, 2011
  4. Tom Gardner

    Tom Gardner UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    You say that the items are samples. Could you describe what they are as there is scope for relief from Duty\VAT providing that the goods meet certain provisions.
    Posted: Feb 25, 2018 By: Tom Gardner Member since: Dec 9, 2017
  5. UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    you should be looking for a shippment agent including with Clearance services in China.
    Posted: Feb 26, 2018 By: Member since: Oct 14, 2017
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