How to Import cars: The Definitive Guide

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If you’re importing cars from China.Then this is a must read guide for you. Why?

Because this article will guide you on every process of import from China and provide helpful tips for you
With our long-time experience, we ship the vehicle safely and import the car in China in a correct manner.We can walk you through your shipment on a step-by-step bass if you are buying vehicles for us. We can arrange both ex works and FOB shipments depending on our clients’ requirements.

Icenses or some documentation

Importing from China requires some paperwork, licenses or some documentation.
Generally, we can provide, certificate of origin, certificate of conformity issued by the factory, packing list to the customer, bill of lading, invoice, relevant certifications required for different regions

China ports and airports:

Shanghai / Ningbo / Tianjin / Xingang / Hong Kong Qingdao/ Dalian / Shenzhen /Fuzhou / Guangzhou.

Buying cars from our platform: step by step guide

First and foremost, finding a trusted place that sells cars is critical. https://chinaautoexp.com/would be the best platform where you can browse hundreds of cars(New or Used) for sale from various car brands in China. Car types include Coach, Truck, bus, and other Special vehicles. We work closely with very famous car brands in China to offer various models. If you couldn’t find the car on our website, just contact us and tell us your need. We can help you source the cars or recommend cars you might be interested.

If buyers are not familiar with seafreight shipment, we can handle shipment for them to help ship the cars they buy to the destination country. Inbound custom clearance and car registration in buyers’ country will be handled by buyers. So please consult with your country’s customs and agent to make sure you know how to import cars before you buy auto from China.

Placing an order

After you choose how many units you will buy and the country you want the car to be shipped to, Our sales staff will give you a quote according to your order.We accept flexible payment methods (LC/TT/DP/DA)

Once we confirm payment, we will start preparing the car you purchase. Normally it takes 7-30 days for the car to be assembled. If the car has ready-made stock, then it might take 1-2 days.

When the car is ready, we will inspect the car by ourselves and share car details with you, which include paranamic video around the car, exterior pictures, interior pictures.

The next step would be to transport cars to a designated port. If you will handle seafreight shipment, then we will order a truck to transport the cars to your designated warehouse after we confirm shipping schedule with your shipping agent. If you need us to handle seafreight, then we will transport to our shipping agent’s warehouse according to our shipping agent’s schedule.

When cars arrive at warehouses in the port, we will start preparing documents for customs clearance.We will keep you updated every step of the process so you know where your car is, what’s needed to be done.

For import, Make sure you have all the necessary paperwork with you. This includes the original registration certificate, the purchase invoice, and ID-documents.

Customs Clearance in Destination Country

When shipping vessel arrives at your destination country’s port(POD), you will be notified to proceed with inbound custom clearance.

If you have any additional questions, feel free to reach us.

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