SEA FREIGHT & AIR CARGO SHIPPING FROM CHINA TO MEXICO
Are you looking for transportation and logistics services for China to Mexico?
We offer a wide variety of services, tailored to your needs.
Whether it’s shipping by air freight or via ocean shipping containers, our team will endeavour to bring you the best and most affordable transport solutions from China to Mexico
Door to Door shipping from China to Mexico
When it comes to DDP shipping, there are 2 main options for you: DDP air freight and DDP sea shipping.
With your authorization, we can pick up the goods from your factory to transport them to the sea port or airport.
Otherwise, the goods you wish to ship need to be sent to our warehouse in Shenzhen.
China to Mexico DDP air freight
- First Leg: Air freight
- Shipping Type: LCL Shipping
- Shipping Time: 10-15 days
- Export Declaration: Your factory is not the exporter to declare.
- Destination: We can send to your business or private address, as well as Amazon FBA warehouses.
DDP sea shipping from China to Mexico
- First Leg: Sea
- Shipping Type: LCL Shipping, check for FCL availability
- Shipping Time: 30-35 days
- Export Declaration: Your factory is not be the exporter to declare
- Destination: We can send to your business or private address, as well as Amazon FBA warehouses.
Item Rules- What Can and Cannot be shipped
- We do not ship items that break intellectual property rights or laws.
- We do not ship illegal or controlled items such as drugs, arms, cigarettes and alcohol.
- Items must be packaged and clearly labelled with SKU and “Made in China” labels or marks.
Outer Carton Rules
- Outer cartons need to be new and robust enough for travel. They should not have misleading logos or writing on them, i.e. material that does not relate to the goods or give a false impression about what is inside.
- The outer carton should be sealed with clear (not coloured) sticky tape
- Please ensure that the outer package has a “Made in China” label or has “Made in China” printed on the outer carton.
- The longest side length needs to be less than 120cm.
- The second longest side length needs to be less than 75cm.
- (Width + Height)*2 + Length<300, use cm as the length unit.
- The Minimum chargeable weight for one outer carton with items is 10Kg for air freight and 13kg for sea freight.
- The Maximum gross weight for one outer carton with items is 30Kg.
- The Minimum chargeable weight for one waybill is 11Kg for air freight and 13kg for sea freight.
Rules concerning Amazon FBA Items
- A unique FNSKU label is required for each item.
- The outer carton needs two Amazon shipment labels attached, one for the front and one for the back, stuck with clear tape to ensure visibility.
- Delivery from door to door
- Delivery by our partners
China is the new workshop of the world and as such is one of the biggest exporting countries on the planet.
When it comes to trade between China and Mexico then export numbers are around three and a half billion dollars a year.
Some of the most popular products and commodities being imported to Mexico from China are manufactured items like vehicles (cars, buses and trucks) and household goods, electronics and solar powered objects and LEDS.
Raw materials such as oil, gas, and aluminum are also popular.
So too are industrial goods for companies, such as medical and farming equipment and heavy machinery, and factory equipment for food processing.
These goods can be transported from China to Mexico by a variety of different methods.
Air freight and ocean shipping are the two dominant methods.
There are many choices when it comes to picking the right company to handle your goods so make sure that you choose a logistics provider that offers a breadth of knowledge and experience and is able to communicate well when it comes to meeting your needs.
Our Freight Shipping Services From China To Mexico
Our team brings years of experience to our role in making sure that your transportation needs are met professionally.
Our years of experience brings with it not only the expert knowledge about the best routes and methods of shipping freight, but has also given us key relationships with carriers, meaning that we can and will work to give you the best possible price on the market as well as being able to gain priority space on carriers.
Sea Freight & Container Shipping From China To Mexico
Transport by sea is one of the most popular options for shipping and this is a key means for goods coming to Mexico from China. In China we can make sure your goods are exported from all major ports such as Shanghai, Qingdao, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Dalian, Tianjin, Xiamen, Macao, and Hong Kong.
We offer a variety of services from full door-to door, to door-to-port, and port-to-port.
With a door-to-door service, your goods will be in our hands from the factory/retailer in China all the way to your address in Mexico.
Goods coming into China arrive at Mexico’s premier ports such as Manzanillo, Lázaro Cárdenas, Veracruz. From there, we’re able to bring your goods to cities such as Mexico City, Monterrey, Mexicali, Tijuana, Guadalajara, Puebla, and many others.
Transit from China to Mexico via ocean container shipping takes around 20 to 30 days from port to port.
This time varies according to certain factors such as the ports of departure and arrival and season sailing schedules.
FCL and LCL shipping
You can transport your goods by both FCL and LCL shipping. There are many factors you need to consider when shipping from China to Mexico.
A standard 40 foot container can accommodate 22 standard pallets, with a 20 foot container holding 10 pallets.
If you’re shipping large volumes and can fill a container, it makes sense to choose FCL (Full Container Load). The other advantage of Full container load is that your items are kept separate from other importers.
On the other hand, LCL (Less than a Container Load) refers to shipping where your goods share space within a container with other goods.
If you’re OK with that, then LCL shipping (also known as groupage) offers a more economical way to ship smaller quantities that make up less than half of the volume of a full container.
CONSIDERATIONS FOR LCL FREIGHT SHIPPING
LCL shipping means your goods will share space with goods from other companies.
This also means that your delivery might take a little bit longer, because of both the packing and unpacking process.
Before departure, your goods will be stored in a consolidation warehouse in China until departure, and then on arrival be held in a de-consolidation warehouse in Mexico before they are delivered to your address.
CONSIDERATIONS FOR FCL FREIGHT SHIPPING
FCL shipping means renting an entire container for your shipment.
If you have a large enough cargo to occupy a container, or even most of a container, FCL shipping may make the most economical sense.
It’s also quicker than LCL shipping as there is no need to consolidate or deconsolidate your items from others.
Your container will also remain sealed throughout the journey and unless customs officials select it for inspection will be sealed until it arrives at your address or chosen destination.
Air Freight From China To Mexico
We have developed a vast network of carriers that specialize in air cargo transportation, offering daily and weekly departures from China’s main airports to any air destination in the globe.
Our air freight service from China to Mexico provides safe and reliable solutions for all your air transportation needs including time sensitive and high value commodities.
Our shipping options include airport-to-airport, door-to-door, airport-to-door and door-to-airport services, among others.
With our service, we’ll take care of each step of the journey, making sure that your goods arrive at your destination when you need them.
The normal transit time for air freight from China to Mexico is around 3 to 7 days.
This can vary owing to seasonal demands and traffic in the freight market at certain times of year. Our years of experience can bring expert knowledge to your logistical needs in this respect.
The charter service offers you peace of mind and bespoke services as well as a long list of goods that are possible to ship. We can arrange this service for you and ship goods such as:
- Consumer goods
- High-value goods
- Sensitive cargo such as hazardous, fresh, or perishable goods
- Time-critical freight
- Medical supply & humanitarian relief aid
- Heavy load & oversized equipment
- Car, Aircraft and ships spare parts
When it comes to weight, we offer options from 10,000lb (5000kgs) to 45,000lb (22,000 kgs) which can be transported in crates or boxes, on pallets, or as bulk.
Our part charter and full charter options range from 10.000 lbs (5.000 kgs) to 45.000 lbs (22.000 kgs), loadable in pallets, skids, crates or simply bulk.
Freight Storage And Warehousing
We offer a warehousing service for all your logistic needs.
When transporting goods you might want to temporarily store them in a warehouse, especially if you are sourcing your cargo from many different outlets.
Warehousing means you can collect and consolidate your goods which can save you money in the long run, especially if it means you can collect enough to make a full container economically viable.
Our facilities provide all the standard services when it comes to warehouse logistics such as loading, unloading, crating, palletizing, and temporary storage.
Customs Clearance in Mexico
Navigating the waters of customs documentation as well as arranging for your goods to be transported in the most cost and time-efficient way can be a daunting task for importers.
That’s why it makes financial sense to utilise the services of a freight forwarder, who will not only take care of the details but also bring their wealth of knowledge and contacts to negotiate the best deals for your transportation needs.
If you’re transporting goods from China to Mexico, then choosing the right freight forwarder can make a huge difference to the success of your business.
You’ll save not only money but time as well, which can be just as important to businesses.
We make it our business to be familiar with the ins and outs and the fine print of importing laws and regulations.
Of course, each country has different regulations and expected standards when it comes to importing.
By using a freight forwarding service, you save yourself the hassle of having to learn all the different contexts and required documentation.
That’s our job and we’ll be able to make sure your goods’ journey is as smooth as possible while you can devote your time to better serving your bottom line elsewhere.
DHL PARCEL INTERNATIONAL DIRECT
Our Parcel service gives you an end-to end service that will stimulate your business in Mexico.
If you are new to e-commerce, or you’re an experienced trader looking for better logistics arrangements we are here to help you meet your needs.
We have the experience, the knowledge and the network to make international parcel delivery run smoothly for you.
From your suppliers in China to the front door of your customers in Mexico, we have all the tools and insight you need.
Steps for Importing from China to Mexico
Step 1: Check trade laws in China and Mexico
Each country has its own specific laws and regulations when it comes to importing and exporting.
When you’re importing from China to Mexico, this means being aware, or at the very least working with a logistic partner that is aware of the regulations in both countries.
Staying informed is crucial to your business as breaking the law could be a huge legal headache, not to mention potentially causing financial difficulties for your business.
When it comes to importing, having the right documents ready every time is of the utmost importance.
Step 2: Decide what you are importing
For each business, being aware of the market is crucial for success.
While you may find a commodity that you like, be sure to check that there is enough demand for it and that in cases where there are other suppliers you are serving a need they aren’t providing.
Step 3: Choose a viable shipping method
Depending on your volume and regularity of shipping, choosing the right method of transportation could be crucial for your business.
While obviously air freight is going to be more expensive, it also offers advantages in speed which could mean that it is an economically viable option.
Step 4: Find a supplier
Locating and ordering from a supplier is of course a vital step.
When you start to regularly ship you may start building a relationship with your supplier, one that can have mutually-beneficial outcomes for both sides.
The perfect scenario is getting quality goods while your supplier gets regular business.
Chinese suppliers can be found via a variety of means.
For example there are very famous websites that act as a portal for Chinese businesses and you can find websites that offer business-to-business and business-to-client services. Another option may be to visit Chinese trade fairs.
While this takes a lot more planning, seeing products in person and getting to speak to their representatives can be well worth the time and money it takes to travel.
Your freight forwarding agents may also be a great source of information. Their jobs involve logistical planning of goods and cargo so its very likely they’ll have a lot of contacts already in Chinese industry.
Feel free to get in contact with us and let us know your business and we can do our best to find you a suitable partner.
Finally, specialist Chinese sourcing companies may be an option as they provide a service based on sourcing what you need from China and save the hassle of going through long lists of suppliers.
As a company with a long history of freight logistics, we have experience in this field, so if you are looking for help with price negotiation or transportation logistics, then let us know and we’ll help you get the best price and arrangement for your business.
Step 5: Check and estimate your tax liability.
Each country has its own tax and customs regime and if you’re importing from China to Mexico, you’ll need to be aware of Mexico’s.
Mexican customs apply 16% VAT to imports and additional taxes and fees could apply depending on the items.
Make sure you know ahead of time what the fees will be as this will affect your business plan.
Step 6: Define your incoterms
Incoterms refers to the internationally recognised rules governing global trade. These rules refer to the various responsibilities along supply chains. Such rules could be who is responsible for monitoring shipments or making payments at certain stages in the process. Make sure you’re familiar with them.
Step 7: Customs clearance from China to Mexico
Customs clearance can be frustrating, but it’s a necessary part of doing business internationally. Make sure you are aware of all the stages, including declaration, obtaining permits, warehousing (if needed), and exiting the goods.
Step 8: Hiring a freight forwarder
Transporting goods is a complex procedure which is why businesses of all sizes choose to use freight forwarders to help them get their goods from A to B.
Experienced freight forwarders such as ourselves know exactly what it takes to ship goods from one country to another and we can handle your goods from door-to-door, port-to-port, or anything in-between.
Hiring a freight forwarder to handle the bureaucracy and logistics of international trade can be a very economical decision. Get in contact with us today, and we’ll arrange a quote for you.
What goods are imported into Mexico?
Some of the top goods are:
- Electrical machinery,
- Mineral fuels
- Plastics, plastic articles
- Optical, technical, medical apparatus
- Iron, steel
- Articles of iron or steel
- Organic chemicals
What items cannot be sent to China?
Every country has its own list of items that are prohibited. Mexico is no exception and we list below some of the key items that are prohibited.
It’s important to know this as being aware of the law when it comes to importing is vital to making your business a success. If in any doubt at all, then make sure you contact your freight forwarder who will be able to properly assess whether the goods you want to import are feasible and legal.
Failure to do so could result in a nasty surprise when it comes to customs and as the importer you’ll be responsible. It’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to importing, so get in contact with us.
Restricted and prohibited goods for importing into Mexico (note this list may not be comprehensive)
- Alcohol (all types: natural, industrialized, ethylic)
- Alcoholic beverages
- Animal- based products
- Animal skins
- Benzyl cyanide
- Bunker oil sample (for analysis)
- Chemicals: Haz and Non-Haz
- Circuits and circuit boards
- Coal and firewood
- Coffee and Coffee samples
- Cologne and Perfume
- Compact discs
- Computer components and parts
- Toxins and Poisons
- Cotton seeds
- Dactyl morphine
- Drugs (narcotic, hallucinogenic, etc.)
- Drugs, Prescription and Non-Prescription
- Oil (all kinds)
- Electronic Cigarettes
- Cigars and cigarettes
- Lard, fats and oils
- Used pneumatic tires
- New pneumatic tires of a kind used on bicycles
- Compact discs, recorded and unrecorded
- Sound recording equipment (CD writers)
- Used Clothing
Remember that this list can also change as regulations and laws on which goods can be imported are subject to regular change, so consult with your freight forwarder for any recent updates.
If you want to begin your business journey, but aren’t sure what to do next, then please send up a message.
We are happy to help you and teach you the fundamentals and the details when it comes to importing, because our success is directly linked to your success.
No matter the size or the scope of your ideas and vision, we’ll do our best to make it a reality and a win-win situation for all parties.