After living in China for an extended period of time, you will accumulate stuff. Beautiful antique furniture, vehicles, gorgeous silk textiles, art, clothing, and at least one street cat who became your best friend. When it comes time to leave, you could have anything from a half-dozen boxes to a 40-foot container full of things you simply must get back home.
When it comes to shipping from China, there are usually three kinds of people who need the service.
First, expats who live in China and accumulated beautiful antique furniture, vehicles, gorgeous silk textiles, art, clothing, and at least one street cat—but are now looking to send those things back home when they leave the country.
Second, exporters who want to ship their products from China to anyplace in the world. And third, people who want to import goods from China.
No matter which scenario you fit into, this guide will help you prepare your shipment, pick the best shipper and method, and understand the issues that could come up with customs when shipping from China.