Importing From Wenzhou to the UK

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UK importers have become increasingly accustomed to dealing with exports from China in recent years and it is easy to understand why when you take a moment to consider just how powerful the Chinese economy has become.

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Importing From Wenzhou to the UK

According to industrial analysts in the country, the trading city of Wenzhou has been a big contributor to Chinese exports in the recent past. For example, in the first three quarters of 2021, Wenzhou saw a year-on-year growth of 8.7 per cent in the volume of foreign trade that passes through its port.

With a population of some 9.5 million in this prefecture-level city, it is easy to see why Wenzhou has become so important to the trade of Zhejiang province and, more widely, the overall Chinese economy. Although the 9,000 or so exporting companies that operate in the city predominantly serve US and Latin American markets, the city is increasingly seen as a useful one for European importers, including those located in the UK. Barrington Freight can help you with everything you need to know if you are considering importing goods from a supplier based in the city, whether your business deals with wholesale items, electronic goods or clothing – plus much more besides.

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Why Is Importing From Wenzhou a Good Idea?

Firstly, it is worth noting that Wenzhou is a port city on the south-eastern coast of Zhejiang province. This means that container ships leaving its large port will already be that bit closer to the Singapore Straits – through which all cargo vessels must sail to reach Europe – than those in ports further north, such as Lianyungang or even Shanghai. Secondly, for those businesses that prefer dealing with privately owned companies in the People’s Republic, it should be said that nearly all of the exporting firms in Wenzhou fall into that category. There are only a dozen or so state-owned exporters in the city.

All manner of finished goods can be purchased in Wenzhou ready for import into the UK. The city is probably best known for its mechanical and electrical products since south-eastern China is mostly geared up to this sort of manufacturing. However, all classes of goods pass through its port, so there are not many limitations for general importers to worry about. There is also a large international airport in the city, known as Longwan, that accounts for at least 38,000 tonnes of cargo each year.

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Advice on Importing from Wenzhou

Although it is undoubtedly geared up to meet the needs of European importers with a highly educated population – Wenzhou is known as the cradle of mathematics in China – it can still be tricky to get imports organised, especially if you have no experience in arranging freight from a major Chinese port. Getting shipping quotes and booking confirmations can take time and resources away from your other business operations.

We are friendly, easy to work with, honest and we do not charge the earth.

At Barrington Freight, we have the expertise to ensure your imports from Wenzhou will be conducted in a timely manner and within budget, especially when it comes to making the right declarations so that UK officials do not hold your order up when it arrives in Britain.

Sophie Benge
Sophie Benge
2024-02-06
Joshua at Barrington Freight is friendly and patient. Their service hassle-free and affordable compared to other freight forwarders.
Alex Burton
Alex Burton
2024-02-04
Fantastic service from Barrington Freight. It was our first time exporting goods from the UK and it was very reassuring to have them manage the shipment. The process was made easy and hassle free and Simon was always quick to respond to any queries. I would highly recommend.
Mat Wilkinson
Mat Wilkinson
2024-01-22
these guys are excellent. Incredibly helpful, flexible and friendly- i cant recommend them highly enough- genuinely a brilliant team.
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Top Tips
2023-11-14
The guys at Barrington are brilliant! I've used them for my shipments for around 12 years now and they never let you down. Always happy to help with anything!
David Darrock
David Darrock
2023-11-10
Barrington Freight are extremely helpful and professional, promptly answering any questions or queries. Communication from them has been great and they have taken the difficulty out of importing freight.
Scott Glazebrook
Scott Glazebrook
2023-11-01
Our business is the supply of high end luxury furniture and as such we rely on Barrington Freight to provide a 5* delivery service which they have done time and time again. Reliable, friendly and efficient sums up this great approachable freight forwarding business.
Krishan Dhillon
Krishan Dhillon
2023-11-01
10/10, dealt with everything start to finish. Customer service was friendly and helpful
Sharmane Barrett
Sharmane Barrett
2023-10-20
We had a last minute request and Lee was fantastic in helping us to arrange transportation and facilitate delivery from Europe, very quickly with no hiccups. I would highly recommend.
Simon Edgecombe
Simon Edgecombe
2023-10-16
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