Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Sending a Parcel to Hong Kong

Hong Kong is one of the UK’s most important business partners and its third biggest export market in Asia. It is also one of our most popular parcel delivery destinations due to our preferential rates for imports into Hong Kong from the UK.

If you looking to send a parcel to Hong Kong quickly and economically, Transglobal Express are there to help you every step of the way. We offer services from top courier providers including DHL, UPS and TNT at up to 70% off their standard parcel delivery rates.

Customs Information for Hong Kong

When sending items to Hong Kong, the packages will be subject to customs clearance, as the territory is outside of the EU. A customs invoice must be completed and accompany the package. This will describe the contents and value of your consignment. It will be automatically generated by us for you so it is important you give us the correct information when placing your order.

As a Special Administrative Region of China, Hong Kong is a very business friendly destination since import duties are not typically applied to any goods except alcohol and tobacco products. It is still advisable to check the relevant customs regulations before shipping.

Dangerous, Hazardous & Prohibited Items

There are a number of items that can’t be sent when you send a courier to Hong Kong. Some items are classed as dangerous and hazardous items and if sent, will incur a fine of £100. Other items are classed as restricted which can vary depending on carrier or country. You can find more information on sending a parcel to Hong Kong here. One other category of items is No Compensation Items. These are items where we offer no standard liability or insurance cover for damage.

Sending Documents to Hong Kong

Maybe you have business documents or personal correspondence you need to send to Honk Kong. Our UPS Envelope service starts at £13.95, which is less than half price than our usual UPS tariff. This is a fantastic option for documents that weigh up to 0.5kg and that fit into a branded UPS envelope. It is also worth noting that documents aren’t subject to customs clearance so transit times will be quicker.

Transit Times to Hong Kong

Although Hong Kong is a considerable distance from the UK, because it is an important business centre, transit times to the region are impressive and can even be as little as two days from the UK. For an estimated transit time for your chosen service, you can use our Transit Times Calculator tool to help. Please note that, although we enjoy a very high success rate, transit times are never guaranteed due to issues such as local bank holidays, adverse weather conditions and potential customs delays.

If you would like more information on sending a parcel to Hong Kong, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.

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