Shipping to China
There are many different things that you will need to know about before you move into China that you might not have thought about before. When you have household goods that are set up for shipping to China you will need to be aware that you absolutely must have both a one year Work Permit as well as a Residence Permit that is also set up for one year. You might be asking what you will end up paying if you are not going to be living and working in China for a full year.
The answer to this is that you might have to pay the full amount I terms of Import Duties (taxes) if your Residence and Working Permits are set up for less than 11.5 months. The other thing that you really need to be aware of is that you might have to wait a little while to be able to get that all important Import Permit required for shipping to China if your Work and Residence Permits state that you will be in China for less than the required 12 months but more than 11.5 months.
This is something that can definitely interfere in your plans and possibly even interfere in your professional and private life because you cannot get to China when your company wants/needs you to be there. If you are not too certain about the rules and regulations regarding your personal and household goods and shipping to China then you really need to talk with people that are in the field of international shipping and moving of personal and household goods. Even you really don't know that much about shipping to China you would be very wise to consult people that know all the ins and outs so that you don't get caught in a trap that you really cannot afford to get caught in.
There is no doubt that China is a country that is something else to see and live in give the fact that a good bit of the top notch electronic items that are made in the world today come from either China, Japan or Hong Kong. When you are setting things up for shipping to China you are going to want to have as much information prepared ahead of time as you possibly can so that you do not run into problems that could end up costing you more than just money in both the immediate situation and the long run.