Shipping from Malaysia to China

sea freight container vessel

If you’re looking to ship cargo from Malaysia to China, M&P International Freights is the freight forwarder for you.

We provide a comprehensive range of services to cater to all your shipping needs.

Read on to find out more about item restrictions, shipping methods and shipping procedures.

How are goods shipped from Malaysia to China?

Goods are shipped from Malaysia to China via two ways – by air or sea.

The number of days required for delivery is dependent on which freight service you opt for.

Air freight

Air freight is carried out during commercial flights with passenger aircrafts. Sometimes, specialised cargo airlines are used instead.

Deliveries via air freight can usually be completed within 1 to 2 days.

Sea freight

Sea freight utilises massive vessels to transport goods.

Deliveries via sea freight are generally completed within 4 to 12 days.

What is the cheapest shipping method from Malaysia to China?

The cost of shipping via sea freight is cheaper as compared to air freight due to the longer delivery time needed.

Do take note that certain hazardous items (such as chemicals and flammables) have to be transported via sea as they are not allowed on aircrafts.

Need to ship your goods from Malaysia to China? Contact us today for a free shipping quotation!

Documents required for exporting from Malaysia

To export goods from Malaysia, the following documents have to be presented to customs officials:

  • Certificate of origin,
  • Customs export declaration form,
  • Delivery letter,
  • Commercial invoice,
  • Bill of lading,
  • Packing list and
  • Proof of payment.

Documents required for importing into China

China has strict policies regarding its imports; every shipment entering China is required to have the China Compulsory Certificate (CCC) mark.

Apart from the CCC, the freight forwarding company will also need to acquire these documents for the importation of goods into China:

  • Certificate of origin,
  • Commercial invoice,
  • Pro forma invoice,
  • Bill of lading,
  • Packing list,
  • Sales contract,
  • Customs declaration form and
  • an Import permit.

Restricted and prohibited items for import into China

a bag of weed

The following items are prohibited for import into China:

  • Counterfeit currencies
  • Weapons, ammunition and explosives
  • Toxic substances of any kind
  • Harmful drugs such as opium, marijuana, cocaine and heroin
  • Animals, plants, food and medicine that can be harmful to the health of others
  • Rare and endangered species of plants and animals
  • Physical or digital articles that can threaten China’s development

The following list of items are restricted for import into China:

  • Tobacco and alcoholic drinks
  • Security communication devices such as radio transceivers
  • National currencies
tobacco products

Shipping procedure

Declaration of Shipment

Your freight forwarder will require a packing list detailing what you intend to ship. An estimate of the shipment’s value should be included in the list.

Offer of quotation

The freight forwarder will then be able to recommend the type of shipping that will best suit your needs and offer a quotation.

Making of payment

Once you are agreeable with the quotation, payment has to be made.

During this process, additional costs incurred such as tariffs will be charged to you. In some cases, they may be collected from the recipient of the shipment at the time of delivery.

Preparing the shipment

The items to be shipped will be prepared and packed for delivery. For example, breakables will be placed in crates and timber products will be sterilised.

Seeking approval for customs clearance

When the cargo is ready to be shipped, the freight forwarder will seek approval from both the export and import countries for customs clearance. The necessary paperwork such as the certificate of origin, invoice, packing list etc. will be prepared beforehand.

Delivery of shipment

Delivery to the customer will commence after customs clearance of the shipment has been fulfilled at the import country.

Interested in finding out how you can ship your goods from Malaysia to China? Contact us today and our sales team take at most one working day to get back to you.

Why choose M&P International Freights?

Secure Services at affordable prices

M&P International Freights is an international freight forwarder that can offer you the best services at the most competitive rates.

Over a decade of experience

With over 10 years of experience, you can rest assured that our team of professionals will ensure your cargo is securely and promptly delivered.