If you are a businessman in Colombia and interested to import products from China to Colombia, professional service by a freight forwarding company is essential.

HART has agreements with major airlines and shipping companies. Among them are MSC, CMA-CGM, COSCO, ET, TK, EK, QR, CX, AY, CA, CZ airlines, Maersk, APL, PIL, Yang Ming, OOCL, Evergreen, and more.

HART Worldwide Logistic Limited is a leading freight forwarder in China with enough experience in shipping from China to Colombia.

Professional operation teams of HART are well-trained. They are monitoring the market updates on a regular basis. HART team members have knowledge of the customs policies of Colombia.

For this reason, shipment from China to Colombia is always well managed by our team.

We assure you the cheapest rate for your shipment from China to Colombia because of those contracts.  Standardization with systematization is an important advantage of HART.

If any company has its own IT-based working system with in-house software experts, they are capable of running the activities most efficiently.

In this process, manual handling is minimized. Therefore, the service becomes hassle-free for shipping from China to Colombia.

HART maintains a high standard service at a low shipping cost from China to Colombia.

To know more about our offers, just send us a message of inquiry.

Our Services for Shipping from China to Colombia

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Air Freight

Air freight has the unique feature of the fastest delivery. We provide the service efficiently. It is also the safest way to ship from China to Colombia. In addition, we provide customs support on behalf of our clients.

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FCL Shipping

We ship your cargo from China to Colombia by sea in a Full Container Load (FCL). It is the cheapest solution for your larger shipment. HART provides this type of solution with no compromise for quality service.

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LCL Shipping

In shipment from China to Colombia, sometimes you don’t need a full container. We accept your cargo for partial space in a container as the LCL (Less Container Load) shipping. HART provides this service with a competitive price.

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Door to Door Shipping

If you need Door to Door Delivery Service in shipment from China to Colombia, HART can manage it in most of the cities. We will collect your package from the Chinese supplier and deliver them to your address.

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Express Services

We provide express shipping to Colombia from China. We have contracts with the top express shipping companies like FedEx, DHL, UPS, etc., and use their service for your shipment. You will get an attractive discount on Express Service packages.

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Customs Clearance

Customs clearance procedures are complex. You need efficient staff to manage the whole process. On behalf of our clients, we process all the documents correctly, and you will receive your shipment from China to Colombia properly.

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Warehousing

In Colombia, we can manage a warehouse for you. We have arrangements in Colombia and can provide long-term or short-term warehouse service as you need. If you need a warehouse in China, we can manage it with minimum cost.

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Pickup & Delivery

HART has the pickup & delivery shipment from China to Colombia. If you give us the addresses in China and Colombia, we will pick it up and make the last point delivery at the given address. For details of our delivery network, please discuss with HART.

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Consolidated Shipping

We can consolidate the other orders from different suppliers and ship them to you in a single cargo as per instructions. By this way, your cost will be reduced and the risk of damage will be reduced, also.

Why Choose HART To Ship From China To Colombia

Focus

Proper focusing on the target markets is important for better understanding of the demand.  Attention needed to Standardization and Systematization to reduce the shipment cost. Focusing to the right points increases efficiency in business.

Cheap Shipping Rate

To be very competitive in price, HART has signed long-term agreements with major airlines and leading logistic service providers. We emphasize to improve service efficiency. It ensures our competitiveness in the freight industry.

Standardization

We have standardized service procedures, cargo handling, and logistics solutions in business policy. With the standardization we ensured prompt response to the clients and maintained quality service.

Systematization

Our in-house qualified software development team developed the customized support system. It ensures 100% online operation, monitor, and tracking. If you have your compatible online system, we can connect with your system, also.

Full Self-control

In operation service, there are many segments. We run automated segments which are self-controlled. All segments have assigned experts. They closely monitor the in-house software system. Everything is arranged to serve you in the best possible process.

Custom Clearance Service

In different regions, our customs clearance teams are always ready to serve you. We also work with local professional customs agents in some regions for efficient customs dealings. Our compliance team is always on the study of the different customs policies in the clients’ countries. It keeps us efficient with updated government regulations.

Wide Coverage

HART has branches and warehouses in more than 20 Chinese cities. Our warehouses are located in the UK, Germany, Poland in the European continent, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh in the Asian continent, and Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda, Egypt, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Senegal in the African continent. New countries are being included regularly.

Highly Trained Team

HART gives importance to the training program for all employees. We run well-planned training for the employees regularly. Our management conducts performance audits regularly to make sure the service staff provides excellent services to the clients.

Professionalism

HART’s all staff must follow the professional norms and practice them sincerely. To keep our staff updated, we regularly provide them with updated information and notices for the efficient shipment procedures.

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Qualifications and Honor for Shipping from China to Colombia

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Business Form for International Freight Forwarders

There are regulations for international freight forwarders imposed by the Ministry of Commerce of China. With these regulations, freight forwarders working in China must have to receive the certificate issued as per “Foreign Trade Laws of the People’s Republic of China” and “Regulations of the People’s China on the Administration of International Cargo Transport Agency.” HART achieved it from the beginning.

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NVOCC Business Operation Qualification Registration Certificate

The Ministry of Transportation of China is the concerned authority in this regard. It regularly requests the freight forwarding companies to register with pre-conditions. It is tough for ordinary freight forwarding companies. So, many companies are out of the official NVOCC registration. HART has it and enjoys advantages in booking and shipment. We can issue bills of lading. It helps in required control of the parcels and cargo at the time of shipment.

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ISO9001 2015 Quality Management System Certificate

ISO certification is the worldwide recognition of quality management systems.
After achieving it, the company is bound to follow the prescribed policy and regulations for the quality management system. HART has established its management with ISO9001 2015. With this, our customers are assured of service excellence.

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Certificate of Membership for WCA

Being a member of the WCA (World Cargo Transportation Alliance), HART is well covered with the industry’s best possible financial protection support. It ensures we maintain the best business practices with other WCA members with full confidence. It provides mutual confidence with our clients.

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Certificate of Membership for CIFA

HART is one of the proud members of the China International Freight Forwarders Association and CIFA (China Freight Forwarding Association). It is a national-level social organization in China’s international freight forwarding industry. It’s guided by China’s Ministry of Commerce. The mission of CIFA is to strengthen self-discipline and coordination management. Also, to create a fairly competitive market environment.

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Member Unit for SIFFA

Shenzhen International Freight Forwarders Association (SIFFA) is an industry organization of freight forwarders. The Shenzhen Civil Affairs Bureau approves it as a legal entity. HART is a proud unit member of SIFFA. This association is engaged in the welfare of unit members. SIFFA guides and coordinates the members by sharing the issues and problems.

Our Network on the World

We have branches or warehouses in more than 20 Chinese cities, including Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Foshan, Zhongshan, Jiangmen, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Yiwu, Ningbo, Wenzhou, Taizhou, Jinhua, Xiamen, Fuzhou, Putian, Tianjin, Dalian, Qingdao, Suzhou, Zhengzhou, Changsha, etc. Representatives or warehouses in UK, Germany, Poland, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and African countries like Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda, Morocco, Egypt, Cote d’Ivoire, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Senegal, Rwanda, etc.

Shipping to Colombia from China – The Ultimate FAQ Guide

Introduction

China is the largest export country in the world and Colombia is a Latin American strong economic country with around 50 million population.

Certainly, the business in Colombia is very vibrant with its open economy policy.

If you are a businessman from Colombia and want product shipment from China to Colombia, this ultimate FAQ guide will help you a lot.

This well-planned information guide for shipping from China to Colombia has all the necessary information for an importer in Colombia.

Here, the most sought questions are added with comprehensive answers for your easy understanding.

Contents

  1. How Do I Get My Products Shipped From China To Colombia?
  2. Is Shipping From China To Colombia Allowed?
  3. What Is The Shipping Cost From China To Colombia?
  4. Is USPS Express Shipping From China To Colombia?
  5. How Much Is USPS Express Shipping From China To Colombia?
  6. How Long Does It Take To Ship From China To Colombia USPS?
  7. What Are The Advantages Of Air Cargo From China To Colombia?
  8. How Does Air Freight Calculate Chargeable Weight Ship From China To Colombia?
  9. How Much Does International Air Freight From China To Colombia Cost?
  10. How Long Is Air Freight Shipping From China To Colombia?
  11. What Is The Maximum Height For Air Freight Shipping From China To Colombia?
  12. What Is Not Allowed In Air Cargo If Ship From China To Colombia?
  13. How Much Does A 40 Feet Container Cost If Shipping From China To Colombia?
  14. How Long Is Shipping From China To Colombia By Sea?
  15. What Is The Difference Between Sea Freight And Air Freight Ship From China To Colombia?
  16. What Is The Cheapest Way To Ship From China To Colombia?
  17. How Can I Reduce Shipping Costs From China To Colombia?
  18. Do All Packages Shipped From China To Colombia Go Through Customs?
  19. Do I Have To Pay Customs Charges For Package From China To Colombia?
  20. When Ship From China To Colombia, How Much Customs Will I Have To Pay?
  21. How Is Customs Import Duty Calculated For Shipping From China To Colombia?
  22. What Happens If Customs Hold My Package When I Ship Goods From China To Colombia?
  23. Is there any advantage in import from China to Colombia?

1. How Do I Get My Products Shipped From China To Colombia?

To ship from China to Colombia, you have to engage a professional freight forwarding agent.

The freight forwarding agent will perform formal procedures of export import in both countries, China and Colombia.

Your logistic service provider will guide you from loading your shipment at the country of origin to deliver at your nearest port.

Your parcel can be shipped by air freight, sea freight, or by courier.

There is no direct railway connection between China and Colombia.

So, your shipment from China to Colombia is mainly dependent on air freight and sea freight.

In limited cases, by courier service, the shipment from China to Colombia is possible, if the parcel is not big enough.

Port-city-of-Colombia-buenaventura
Port-city-of-Colombia-buenaventura

2.  Is Shipping From China To Colombia Allowed?

Yes. China and Colombia have strong business relations for many years.

Both countries share cooperation as per formal and informal understanding.

With the policy support, import business with China and shipping from China to Colombia is running very well.

After planning your business model, you can engage a professional freight forwarding company that will help you in the long journey of your business.

3. What Is The Shipping Cost From China To Colombia?

There are different modes for shipping from China to Colombia, namely air freight, sea freight, and courier.

If you need air shipment from China to Colombia then the cost will be maximum.

If you get sea shipment from China to Colombia, the cost will be minimal.

4. Is USPS Express Shipping From China To Colombia?

Yes, some courier packages are acceptable for shipping from China to Colombia.

USPS Express is one of the leading courier service providers in the global market.

For small parcel packages, it is good.

The maximum size of the package is 46 inches in length, 35 inches in width, and 46 inches in height.

Your freight forwarding agent can provide the updated specifications of the limit.

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USPS

5. How Much Is USPS Express Shipping From China To Colombia?

USPS Express charges different packages of shipping cost from China to Colombia.

If it is a document type parcel then it will be very minimal, 7 to 23 US dollars.

In the case of a parcel box with a maximum weight of around 30 kgs, the cost will be 44 US dollars per kg in First-Class Package International Service of USPS.

USPS has many packages for envelope-based document parcels and small category box parcels.

You can consult its official website for a clear understanding of the offers.

6.  How Long Does It Take To Ship From China To Colombia USPS?

It depends on the parcel type and which country zone belongs to you as per USPS service policy for international courier management.

For shipment from China to Colombia with USPS, the transit time will be around 3 to 7 days in express shipping from China to Colombia.

It also has door to door shipping from China to Colombia in limited cities.

7.  What Are The Advantages Of Air Cargo From China To Colombia?

Air Freight from China to Colombia has some advantages in contrast to the sea freight from China to Colombia.

The main advantage of air shipment is speed.

If you need a quick shipment from China to Colombia, then it will be your first choice.

But it takes a huge cost.

Another advantage is the safety of your shipment as in air cargo every parcel is handled with very care.

Even fragile items are safe when they’re marked on the box.

If you need freshness of your product, like fruits, vegetables, sweetmeats, and fish-meats, air freight from China to Colombia will be your right choice.

But the freight cost will be much higher than the cost of sea freight from China to Colombia.

8.  How Does Air Freight Calculate Chargeable Weight Ship From China To Colombia?

The space in the air cargo is very precious which is not that much in the sea vessel.

Also, the weight limit for travel in the air is very crucial.

An aircraft’s everything is much costly, from the salary of the crews to the special grade costly fuel.

So, the service is very costly with the advantage of delivery speed.

There are two systems of measurement in express air freight from China to Colombia and all the countries, namely physical or gross weight and dimensional or volumetric weight.

Both the gross weight and the volumetric weight is estimated in all shipments from China to Colombia.

Gross weight is simple as we deal with kilograms or pounds in everyday life.

But the volumetric weight is measured with the multiplied result of length, width, and height of a parcel box, then divided by 5000.

Say, your parcel’s gross weight is 50 kgs. But its height is 100 centimeters, width is 100 centimeters and height is 50 centimeters.

Then the volume is 500,000 cubic centimeters.
After dividing by 5000 you will find the volumetric weight of 100 kgs.
If the per kg cost is 5 US dollars, you have to pay 500 US dollars for 100 kgs, although the real weight is only 50 kgs.

9. How Much Does International Air Freight From China To Colombia Cost?

Your dedicated freight forwarding agent will calculate the shipping cost from China to Colombia, more perfectly.

The cost is dependent on the parcel weight and which package you will prefer.

For example, the gross weight of your parcel is 20 kgs with a dimension of 30 centimeters long, 30 centimeters width, and 20 centimeters height.

If you avail of the International Priority package of FedEx, the cost will be around 750 to 800 US dollars.

The delivery time will be around 9 to 10 days.

If you have the FedEx International Economy package the cost will be around 540 US dollars to 560 US dollars with a delivery time of 15 to 17 days.

FedEx air cargo
FedEx air cargo

10. How Long Is Air Freight Shipping From China To Colombia?

There are many logistic service providers for air freight shipping from China to Colombia.

The shipment time varies as per service packages and routes.

The DHL Express Worldwide and The FedEx International Priority service take 9 to 10 days with a higher price.

The FedEx International Economy service takes 15 to 17 days with a comparatively lower price.

Your professional freight forwarding agent or the local office of the international freight forwarders can tell you more specifically.

11. What Is The Maximum Height For Air Freight Shipping From China To Colombia?

There are limitations for parcel boxes in the aircraft in size and weight.

The big size of the parcel or huge weight can not be carried in the aircraft.

Before shipment from China to Colombia, you should consult the freight forwarder for the limit of the carrier which you want to use.

In general, the limit is 163 centimeters in height including the pallet.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has approved this limit as the global uniform standard.

12. What Is Not Allowed In Air Cargo If Ship From China To Colombia?

A huge body of aircraft flies in the sky with theories of physics.

Here gravity, pressure, height, motion are the key factors.

Some elements in passenger baggage and cargo chambers could be dangerous for the aircraft and passengers on board.

For security reasons, the following items are forbidden in air cargo:

  • Any item which can cause a public health risk.
  • Oxidizers and biochemical products.
  • Any type of gases.
  • Any type of flammable item.
  • Corrosive or toxic items.
  • Magnetic items.
  • Anything with a danger sign on the packaging.

There are guidelines provided by the airline’s authorities and IATA (International Air Transport Association).

You can consult your freight forwarding agent for a clear understanding.

13. How Much Does A 40 Feet Container Cost If Shipping From China To Colombia?

When you plan for sea shipment from China to Colombia, you have to consult with your freight forwarding agent.

The agent will discuss with you all the issues of requirements and procedures.

There are different types of containers for ocean vessels.

By measurements two types of containers are available.

These are 20 feet and 40 feet. In 40 feet, another version is called 40 feet High.

In general, a standard 40 feet container cost to ship from the port of Shanghai in China to the port of Buenaventura in Colombia is around 8800 US dollars to 9100 US dollars.

It will be higher if you need a freezing option for perishable items.

It will also vary at the time of the festival or if there is any crisis.

China-to-Colombia-Containers
China-to-Colombia-Containers

14. How Long Is Shipping From China To Colombia By Sea?

If the sea shipment from China to Colombia goes directly its route is the Pacific Ocean.

It’s a popular route from Asia to some Latin American countries.

Colombia is one of them with huge business dealings with China.

The transit time from China to Colombia is 24 to 35 days, depending on the shipping lines.

It may vary in the festival season or a crisis like Covid-19.

Your professional freight forwarding agent will inform you more specifically, in this regard.

15. What Is The Difference Between Sea Freight And Air Freight Ship From China To Colombia?

In terms of capacity and speed, there are several differences between air freight and sea freight shipment.

Also, there is a huge gap in cost between air freight and sea freight.

From China to Colombo a shipment on air cargo takes 7 to 8 days including long processes of packing, space booking, and custom department’s formalities.

In sea shipment, it takes around 24 to 35 days from the port of Shanghai in China to the port of Buenaventura in Colombia, for example.

The main advantage of air shipment is the fastest delivery.

In sea shipment, cost-effectiveness is the main advantage.

Also, risk-free caring for your parcel in air shipment is the best.

But medium to huge quantity shipment is convenient in sea freight.

Therefore, you have to compare the priorities and make the best choice as per your needs.

16. What Is The Cheapest Way To Ship From China To Colombia?

Certainly, the cheapest shipping from China to Colombia is the sea freight.

If you want to import huge quantities of products or huge industrial machinery then sea freight is the best solution.

But it will take the maximum time for the shipment from China to Colombia.

Air freight from China to Colombia has space and size limitations.
In the sea freight from China to Colombia huge capacity is the major issue.

In a 40 feet container, you can carry around 29,000 kgs of product.
If the container freight cost is around 9000 US dollars, the per kg cost of shipment from China to Colombia will be around 32 cents.

In the air shipment from China to Colombia, the per kg cost will be many times higher.

17. How Can I Reduce Shipping Costs From China To Colombia?

In the import business, the calculation of cost-effective shipment from China to Colombia is very important to be competitive in the market.
Your reliable freight forwarding agent will help you a lot in search of the cheapest shipping from China to Colombia.
Like, the international logistic company HART can offer the best price to you.

First of all, you have to set the priorities in product and time.

If you can decide earlier then the sea freight from China to Colombia will be the best solution for a cost-effective transport strategy.

In the air freight from China to Colombia, the cost will be around five times higher.

Port of Buonaventura
Port of Buonaventura

18. Do All Packages Shipped From China To Colombia Go Through Customs?

Yes, it is a basic law for every country that every parcel has to go through the concerned customs department.

For the calculation and payment clearance of the customs tax and duty, every package is checked by the customs officials.

Every country has customs tariff rates as per internal economic policy and multilateral and bilateral agreements.

All the tax and duty rates are mentioned with the HS Code references.

Customs officials comply with the government-imposed tax regulations.

The freight forwarding agent is well informed with all the aspects of tax and duty rates.

If your freight forwarding agent is enough efficient in this regard, your customs charges will be minimized with proper calculations.

So, appointing the right freight forwarding agent is very important in your import business and for the cheapest shipping from China to Colombia.

19. Do I Have To Pay Customs Charges For Package From China To Colombia?

Yes, if the imported product’s ownership belongs to you then all liabilities are yours.

Sometimes, exporters quote rates including customs charges.

In that case, you don’t need to pay separately the charges.

But it does not mean that you have been exempted.
You already paid the charges to the seller and the seller paid to the concerned customs department.
Some products have the privilege of zero tax and duty.

If your shipment from China to Colombia is included in that category, you need not pay any customs charge, but the officials have to be convinced with the condition.

20. When Ship From China To Colombia, How Much Customs Will I Have To Pay?

Your freight forwarding agent has the resources to update tax rates for shipment from China to Colombia.

You can also find the tax rates from the concerned official website.

However, for the basic understanding, you can keep in mind the following information.

The maximum of custom duties of Colombia has been consolidated into three tariff categories.

Up to 5 percent on capital goods, industrial goods, and raw materials not produced in Colombia.
10 percent on manufactured goods, with some exceptions, and 15 percent to 20 percent on consumer goods.

21. How Is Customs Import Duty Calculated For Shipping From China To Colombia?

Every country has its tax schedule which is maintained by the concerned national revenue authority.
In the fiscal year’s budget, the tax and duty rates are declared and published as reference documents.

All concerned parties, from importers to customs officials, follow this reference book.

To calculate the import duty you have to follow the conditions and tax rates.

Your appointed freight forwarding agent has to be an expert to calculate the import duty and other applicable charges.

Any mistake will cause you a big loss in business and a penalty at the customs department.

In general, there are three types of import duty in shipping from China to Colombia.

For capital machinery or goods and industrial raw materials, zero to five percent import duty is applicable.

10 percent import duty on ready products, with some exceptions.

15 to 20 percent on readymade consumer products.

However, there are many special facilities in import duty as per WTO rules and country to country bi-lateral agreements.

To be an efficient importer, you have to know all those issues and professional service from a reliable freight forwarding agent is essential.

22. What Happens If Customs Hold My Package When I Ship Goods From China To Colombia?

Normally, there is little chance of holding your package in the customs department if you comply with all the conditions as per the import rules.

With any fault in the paper or duty payment, it may happen in rare cases.

Somehow, if it happens then you will get a chance for explanation or correction in the procedures.

There are rules for the penalty for mistakes or violations.

If your fault goes to that penalty category, you have to pay the penalty charges in addition to the main duty charge.

It happens sometimes when the freight forwarding agent is not skilled enough.

Therefore, the right agent selection is very important for the cheapest shipping from China to Colombia.

23. Is there any advantage in import from China to Colombia?

China is the largest export country in the world.

It has a huge capacity for the production of all types of products, from apparel to high-tech machinery, they are simply leading the global market.

Higher productivity is the main strength of Chinese industries.

For this reason, the price of Chinese imports is competitive.
If you import from China to Colombia, the rate will be cost-effective.

Another advantage is the competitive shipment from China to Colombia.

We know the simple math of more shipment is the less shipping cost.

Chinese freight forwarding agents process thousands of orders daily.

Many small to medium orders become large sizes of shipments to continents and countries.

With this, making a full container takes less time and the average cost reduced to minimal.

So, there is no doubt that import from China to Colombia has many advantages.

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China-largest-export-country

Conclusion

Shipment from China to Colombia has become attractive in the present time as many new freight forwarding companies are engaged with tough competition.

They are offering down to the earth packages against the offers of the world’s leading freight forwarding companies.

Therefore, you can rely on your business of import from China to Colombia.

HART is the best choice for your shipment from China.

(Here is a YouTube video for further information on Chinese port capacity.

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