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How to Ship from china to Canada in 2020?

How to Ship from china to Canada in 2020?

In this article, I will explain Canada and its economy and then go to the ways in which you can ship your products from China to Canada.


Canada is in the north of America and has ten provinces and three territories. The major difference between a Canadian province and a territory is that provinces’ power is from the Constitution Act, 1867, while territorial governments have got power by the Parliament of Canada In 2018, its trade in goods and services reached CA$1.5 trillion and is one of the world’s largest suppliers of agricultural products; also it is net exporter of energy. In 2018, Canada was the world’s tenth-largest economy. Now it is the world’s top ten trading nation and its trade in goods and services reached CA$1.5 trillion.

What is China’s relation with Canada?

Canada’s relation with China is long and dates back to 1970 when diplomatic relations were established. Canada has an embassy in Beijing.

All the diplomatic missions are managed by 10 trading offices throughout the country. Major bilateral structures have supported the friendship between Canada and China.

The Foreign Investment Protection Agreement between Canada and China is a Bilateral Investment. It gives important securities to Chinese and Canadians to put resources into the other country.

Shipping from China to Canada

Much shipping goods are carried out from China to Canada. DDPCH can do all kinds of shipping goods, such as general merchandise, Chemical industry and Hazardous, and we offer all modes of transport, including by sea, by air and by express. Besides, we provide good solution, good service and competitive rates. DDCPH has the best shipping solution system to any city of Canada. Be sure that it is affordable and you will get the best price whether by sea freight or air freight.


The Cost  of Shipping from China to Canada

Many factors affect cost of shipping from China to Canada such as location, size, and shipping mode: sea FCL, sea LCL, air, or express.

Is China Still Shipping to Canada?

Because of corona virus, there has been so much delays in shipping and manufacturing. However, production in China is normal now, but in Canada there are declined demand and delays at ports and warehouses. Also, limited air travel has reduced air freight capacity, leaving space tight and costs.

Shipping Rates from China to Canada: Express

The cost for door-to-door shipping for a load of 50 kg/0.2 cbm is $860. But shipping freight under 100 kg from China to Canada is cheaper  and faster by express. For 100 kg load, air freight is the cheaper:

China to Canada Shipping Time

Actually, location, shipment size, and season affect the shipment’s transit time.

How to Ship from China to Canada

If you have questions about shipping from China to Canada, you’ve come to the right place. This guide will cover:

Freight from China to Canada: How to choose the fastest and cheapest way to ship

There are 4 options for shipping from Canada to China; FCL sea freight, LCL sea freight, air freight, or express. I explain all as follows;

FCL Sea Freight from China to Canada

FCL, or full container load, means your goods fill the whole of a container. It is suitable when you have a high volume since you’ll save time and money by choosing FCL and the cost is as the same as a flat rate.

LCL Sea Freight from China to Canada

LCL, or less than a container load, means your goods do not fill an entire container, and will be sent with other loads. Remember that by this option, your goods should be consolidated at the origin port and deconsolidated at the destination port. Therefore, LCL shipping takes longer time than FCL.

Air Freight from China to Canada

As you know, shipping by air is faster but more expensive than shipping by sea.

Express from China to Canada

When you have a small load and need to send it urgently, you can choose express.

What are incoterms and how do they affect freight prices from China to Canada?

You should always note the level of service the freight forwarder is offering.

For instance, if you want to ship from Shanghai to Vancouver, you should ask your supplier about the price difference between shipping from the supplier’s warehouse in Shanghai (using the EXW incoterm) and shipping from the port of Shanghai ( using the FOB incoterm).

Costs for FOB are lower and some incoterms such as FOB are used for sea shipping only.

What customs duties and taxes will I owe when shipping from China to Canada?

When you import goods from China to Canada, you must pay Customs Duty and GST before releasing your goods into the country.

Do I need insurance to ship from China to Canada?

For protecting your goods from damage, it is better to pay insurance. You can get help from your freight forwarder. Insurance costs are around 0.3% – 0.5% of your Commercial Invoice Value.

International shipping ports in China

Choosing the right port is based on location, ease of customs clearance, transit time, port volume, and relationships between the factory and the you should consider location, cost, and transit time for selecting a port

To decrease the shipping price and time from China to Canada

In order to reduce shipping cost and time you should keep these notes in mind;

  • Book in Advance. Though shipping by sea takes longer time but it is cheaper. So you should book in advance to save money.
  • Don’t ship in peak times. When carriers get busy, both shipping prices and transit times increase.
  • Compare quotes of various providers. Quotes can vary, so check out offers from different providers before making a decision.
  • know what’s included in your quote. Is your quote port to port or door to door? What service does it include?
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