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Importing From Fuzhou to the UK

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If you are importing goods from Fuzhou port to the UK for the first time, you probably have plenty of questions on the process to follow, both in China and the UK.

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Importing From Fuzhou to the UK

This guide will show you:

  • how to ship from Fuzhou Port to the United Kingdom,
  • how long it takes to ship from Fuzhou to the United Kingdom, and
  • how to handle customs in China and the United Kingdom.
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Sea freight from Fuzhou to the UK

Experienced importers often choose to transport consumer goods from China to the UK via sea freight since it is the most affordable way to transport large amounts of goods over long distances. To ship a large consignment of goods, you may choose a full container (which can be 20 to 40 feet long), and when you are exporting a small volume, you can share space in a container with other importers.

Sea freight takes several weeks to get your goods to your destination. However, it is far less expensive than air freight – four to six times less costly on average. Sea freight operators calculate charges based on the volume of your goods rather than the weight. They will also consider the nature and value of the commodities you are shipping from Fuzhou to the UK. When importing a large volume of goods above 100kg, consider using affordable sea freight services.

REQUIREMENTS

Import Requirements

Transition time from Fuzhou port to the UK

Transition time from Fuzhou port to the UK

Before starting the import process, it is critical to understand how long your cargo will take to ship to the UK. Knowing when your products will arrive allows you to make the necessary preparations and decisions in good time. Often, importers forget that the location of your supplier or manufacturer affects the transit time. Therefore, it is best to choose a supplier close to the port or one who can arrange for speedy local transport.

Transit time also includes the amount of time your goods spend at the container port and handling customs procedures. Therefore, ensure that your schedule leaves additional time for cargo handling as well as customs clearance.

UKCA mark for Chinese goods

UKCA mark for Chinese goods

Your imported goods must bear the UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) mark to move freely in the UK market. The UKCA mark is a certification mark for products sold in the United Kingdom (England, Scotland and Wales). It took the place of the CE mark at the end of the Brexit transition period on January 1, 2021. However, an adjustment grace period was in place, allowing importers to keep using the CE mark until January 1, 2022, while making necessary changes. However, you may want to consider switching to the UKCA mark early. You will need the UKCA mark under the following conditions :

  • When the target market for your imported goods is the United Kingdom.
  • When your goods fall under regulations that necessitate the use of the UKCA branding.
  • If a third-party conformity assessment is required for your goods to be imported.
  • The conformity evaluation was carried out on your goods by a conformity assessment body in the United Kingdom.

 

The UKCA designation applies to the following product categories:

  • You will need the UKCA when importing Machinery
  • You will also need the mark when importing Measuring equipment
  • Low voltage electrical equipment will also need the UKCA mark
  • When importing radio equipment to the UK market, your goods will need the UKCA mark.

Using specialist freight forwarders

Using specialist freight forwarders

Specialist freight forwarders are international logistics experts who can arrange to transport your goods from their original location to your doorstep. Usually, freight forwarders provide customs brokerage, which means they will handle everything from picking up your shipment from your supplier to delivering it to your UK store or warehouse. Freight forwarders will transfer your goods via a group of specialised transportation and logistical suppliers, regardless of where they begin their journey.

A freight forwarding company is especially helpful when you don’t have local relationships in the area. It also means you’ll have to deal with one person to handle all of your shipment’s specifics. Freight forwarders charge a fee for their services, but they can also help you save money by negotiating bulk rates with cargo firms, airlines, and ports.

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At Barrington Freight, we are one of the UK’s leading freight service providers, serving Europe and the rest of the world. We provide speedy freight services in the UK, from road freight to sea freight and air freight. Contact us to take advantage of the most effective and cost-effective services available. Contact us today for a quote

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