Are you considering moving to China? Make the process of transporting valuables, household items, vehicles and even pets simple and stress free with Arrowpak International. Although we are based in East Anglia, our expertise spreads across the world; our global moving company has the connections and knowledge you need to easily navigate customs without delays.

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Duty is payable on household items and personal effects brought into China. Electrical equipment must be itemised and include make, model and serial number. You will need to obtain a Chinese Residency card when you arrive in China and then apply for an import permit which is valid for six months. We at Arrowpak International will advise on all procedures, including obtaining necessary paperwork, from our base in East Anglia.
Pets are usually limited to dogs and cats which must have recent vaccination and rabies certificates. Dogs and cats are subject to 30 days’ quarantine, but 23 of these can be within the owner’s home. You can discuss this further with our global moving company experts if you have any additional questions.
Electrical current is 220 volts, 50Hz. Plug types vary, but the two-pin flat blade and oblique three-pin flat blade plugs are common.
It is possible to import motor vehicles into China, but only cars with left-hand drive are accepted and taxes are levied on arrival. Many expats prefer to buy a car in China, although choice is limited. Driving can be hazardous – China has the highest road casualty rates in the world – so taxis and other public transport may be a better option. Our East Anglia team at global moving company Arrowpak International will be happy to advise about shipping your vehicle to China should you wish to do so. You will need to obtain a Chinese driving licence from the police before driving in China.
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