Important Notes for Shipping Personal Shipment to Mainland China

1. Value of the commodities

According to China import regulations, all personal shipments imported into the Mainland have to meet the following requirements:

Maximum Declared Value Ship From Hong Kong, Macau And Taiwan Ship From Other Countries
A shipment with multiple items Total declared value cannot be more than RMB 800 Total declared value cannot be more than RMB 1,000
A shipment with one undividable item If it is intended for personal use, it would be imported as personal shipment even if the total declared value exceeds the prescribed limits.

You are recommended to keep a screenshot of the transaction details or sales receipt for reference.

2. Accurate information for customs clearance

It is necessary to report the declared value and description accurately.

3. Quantity of commodities

Please ensure that the quantity of your purchase is reasonable for personal use. For example, 2 bottles of the same health supplement can be considered as an adult dosage for a period (6-12 months) but if you ship more than 1 watch of the same model, it will probably be considered as a commercial shipment and this will lead to a delay in customs clearance and request for additional supporting documents.

4. Duty incurred importing to Mainland China

There may be duty incurred for commodities shipped to Mainland China. Duty may be paid by either the shipper or receiver in China. Duty amount is determined by the type of commodity, quantity, declared value or duty paid value (as determined by China customs). According to regulations on postal items by China Customs, the current import duty threshold for personal item is RMB 50. Duty amount equal to or less than RMB 50 is waived.


You can check the duty rate and duty paid value from the link below.


5. Receiver's ID copy for customs clearance

All shipments shipped through S.F. International are formally declared. According to China import, the receiver must provide their ID copy for customs clearance of personal shipment.


You can upload receiver's ID copy via S.F. International’s official WeChat account, S.F. website or email. WeChat is a social application which supports iOS and Android. Please find our official account on WeChat and you can enjoy many convenient self-services like shipment tracking or placing shipping orders via the WeChat platform.

2 ways to follow SF International on WeChat:

1.  Download WeChat, scan below QR code and follow SF International.

2.     Search "顺丰国际" on WeChat and follow.

Please click here for the procedures of uploading ID copy via WeChat.


6. Information on prohibited and restricted goods imported to Mainland China, please click and check here.


For more information, please email us at or contact our Customer Service Hotline at 1855 901 1133