Important Notes on Customs Clearance (China)

1. Value of the commodities

According to China imports regulations, all personal shipments imported into Mainland China 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 should not exceed RMB 800

Total declared value should not exceed 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 future reference.


2. Accurate information for customs clearance

You are required to declare the type, brand name, value and description in light of actual commodity conditions.


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 of time (6-12 months) but if you ship more than 1 quantity of watches with 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 Chinese Mainland

There may be duties incurred for commodities shipped to the Chinese Mainland. Duties may be paid by either the shipper or receiver in China. The 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 at customs. According to China import regulations, the receiver must provide their ID copy for customs clearance approval of personal shipments.



You can upload your ID copy via WeChat or the SF official website.

WeChat is a social application which supports both iOS and Android systems. “顺丰国际” is an official WeChat account run by SF Express to provide customers with convenient service inquiry tools and shipment tracking services.


Two ways to follow SF International on WeChat:

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

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


· Upload ID copy

2 easy steps to upload the receiver’s ID copy via WeChat:

                           Step 1                                                           Step 2

Step 1

Enter ”顺丰国际” WeChat official account.
Select “
寄快递” > “通关服务”.


Step 2
Fill in all information
1/4. SF air waybill #
2/4. Select type of document, 1. ID; 2. Passport; 3. Others
3/4. Upload image of identity proof document with name, photo and number (front)
4/4. Upload image of identity proof document (back)


6. Please click here for information on prohibited and restricted goods imported to the Chinese Mainland.

For more information, please contact our Customer Service Hotline at 02 295 1889.