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Shanghai Customs Broker For Used Laboratory Equipment

Seahog Logistics, the expert Customs Broker in China for Used Equipment and Second Hand Machine, provides door to door, port to door import solution for used Laboratory Equipment, used  laboratory instrument, and used appliances.

Compared with regular goods, the procedures for importing used equipment/machines into China are more complex. With experience and expertise in this field, Seahog is able to help client complete these procedures efficiently.  

Below comes our brief introduction of the relevant flow and the procedures:

Key Procedures
1.Pre-shipment Inspection and Quarantine for Imported Used  Used mechanical and electrical products. The pre-shipment inspection can be conducted in where used machines/equipment is stored before shipping or in Hong Kong.
2.Obtain Automatic Import License. Whether the automatic import license is required depends on the relevant Chinese HS code of the used machines/equipment.
3.Obtain bill of entry

The required materials:
Packing list, sales contract, photos of machines/equipment, photo of machine nameplate, users manual, Chinese HS code, brand, place of origin, value, manufacturer, new and old condition.

How long it takes
Pre-shipment Inspection and Quarantine - around 15 days(including obtaining certificate)
Automatic import license: 5-7 days
Commodity Inspection declaration:2-3days
Customs declaration: 3-5 days

The basic operation flow
1.Client provides relevant materials of the used machines/equipment to be imported Seahog checks import costs and make quotation both sides sign import agreement
2.Seahog contact CCIC to arrange Pre-shipment Inspection and Quarantine
3.Seahog/client arrange shipment, meanwhile seahog obtains automatic import license if required
4.Seahog declares commodity inspection, CIQ do inspection and examination on field
5.Seahog declares customs customs check the declaration prices    Customs issue tax bill  Seahog pay taxes on clients behalf customs inspection customs release shipment pick up goods