HART has rich experience in shipping from China to Cuba. We have our own team in China and Cuba to observe the ever-changing market, take notes of everything and update our customers from Cuba.

So, we can provide valuable market insights from both countries. Just send us a message our team will tell you everything you want to know to ship from China to Cuba.

Hart Logistics also has its customs affairs department to study and follow up on Cuba and China’s customs policies. We have our connections with local customs brokers in Cuba. We expertly fill up all the documents and other formalities for a hassle-free shipment in Cuba.

HART has signed agreements with many airlines and shipping companies that provide shipping support from China to Cuba, such as ET, TK, EK, QR, CX, AY, CA, CZ airlines, and Maersk, MSC, CMA-CGM, COSCO, Evergreen, APL, PIL, Yang Ming, OOCL, etc. With those contracts, we can assure fast and secure service to Cuba.

Standardization and systematization are two notable advantages of HART. We have our robust logistics system to operate, monitor, and track all of your online shipping orders from China to Cuba. We never depend on any individual or a team only. Proper synchronization of several teams and technology ensures our smooth service.

Our Services for Shipping from China to Cuba

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Air Freight

Cuba has 30 airports and many of them provide air freight shipments. We have our connections in all of those airports to ship your products. For making the shipment process easy we also provide a customs clearance service.

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FCL

Hart provides FCL shipment to ship from China to Cuba. Sea freight is the cheapest shipping from China to Cuba. You can book 20-ft or 40 ft cargo to ship from China to Cuba using FCL shipment.

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LCL

Hart provides LCL  shipment from China to Cuba. You can book any amount you require to ship your goods from China to Cuba using our sea freight service.

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Door to Door Shipping

Door-to-door service is a nice way to ship your product from China to Cuba without facing any trouble. We will pick up your product from your supplier in China and will deliver it to your address in Cuba. You can pick an air or sea route for our Door-to-Door services.

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Express Services

We have special contracts with express services like FedEx, DHL, UPS, TNT. We can deliver your product using their services at a low cost that you will get from them directly.to ship your products from China to Cuba at a low cost that they will charge you.

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Customs Clearance

We know every formality you have to perform in Cuba customs and everything about the duties, Vat, and Tax. With our expert team and connections with Cuban customs brokers, you will get your shipment smoothly.

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Warehousing

It is not easy to find a warehouse at a low cost in Cuba. But if you take our service we can get you a warehouse at a very low cost with optimum security. Moreover, we also provide a warehouse in China before your shipment arrives on the freight.

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Pickup & Delivery

We also have a very strong connection with Cuba and China’s local trucking services for our Door to Door service. We pick up your shipment with care and deliver it to your hand fast and secure.

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Consolidated Shipping

If you are taking products from different suppliers you can use our consolidated shipping method. We collect your goods from different suppliers and send them to your address in France. This way you can reduce the shipping cost and damage your products.

Why Choose Hart to Ship From China to Cuba

Focus

We understand the Cuban market. We always focus on standardization and systematization to reduce the shipping rate without compromising our service.

Cheap Shipping Rate

We have a long-term contract with major express couriers, airlines, and shipping companies of Cuba. We know which courier services are strong in Cuba. We also take our decision depending on the current shipment scenario to reduce the shipping cost from China to Cuba.

Standardization

Standardized logistics solutions, standardized service procedures, and standardized cargo handling ensure that we can quickly respond to your query and maintain quality service level consistency. We fully maintain the standardization set by the government of Cuba.

Systematization

We have our dedicated in-house software development team who developed a customized support system to ensure 100% online paperless operation. You can monitor, and track your shipment anytime you want without contacting us.

Full Self-control

All nodes on the whole value chain are self-controlled. Every checkpoint has a dedicated person to monitor through the in-house software system. Everything is under your control.

Custom Clearance Service

Cuba a list of products you can’t import from China, and you have to submit all the documents asked by Cuban customs. We expertly complete all the documents and submit them to the customs for a hassle-free shipment process.

Wide Coverage

Branches or warehouses in more than 20 Chinese cities. Warehouses in the UK, Germany, Poland, Cuba, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and African countries like Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda, Egypt, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Senegal, etc.

Highly Trained Team

We always focus on recruiting highly skilled and experienced staff. Moreover, we always train them as the rules and policies in the shipping business are never constant.

Professionalism

In Cuba, you have to be street smart. Our skilled and experienced tea can be smart enough to tackle any kind of issues you can face while shipping from China to Cuba.

Check How We Help You Ship from China to Cuba

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Qualifications and Honor for Shipping from China to Cuba

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Business Form for International Freight Forwarders

According to the Foreign Trade Laws and Regulations of the People’s Republic of China on the Administration of International Cargo Transport Agency, all international freight forwarders in China must have this certificate when shipping from China to Cuba.

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NVOCC Business Operation Qualification Registration Certificate

NVOCC certified freight forwarders get privileges in booking and shipping and can issue their own bills of lading, helping you better control the goods. Most freight forwarders in China are not NVOCC approved. Hart logistics is NVOCC approved and this will ensure smooth and secured shipment of your product from China to Cuba.

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ISO9001 2015 Quality Management System Certificate

ISO quality management certificate is an international management system that ensures optimum quality in the shipping process. Hart logistics is always committed to delivering your shipment from China to Cuba by maintaining the highest international standard.

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Certificate of Membership for WCA

WCA or World Cargo Transportation Alliance is the largest and most powerful network of independent freight forwarders. Every member of WCA gets financial protection from the industry and Hart is a proud member of WCA.

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Certificate of Membership for CIFA

China freight forwarding association is a Chinese national social association. This organization is directly guided by China’s Commerce Ministry. The motto of this association is to make the industry more powerful and disciplined.

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Member Unit for SIFFA

SIFA is an asocial organization which is stands for Shenzhen International Freight Forwarders Association. SIFA guides and protects its members to exchange information, coordinate relations, enhance mutual cooperation, and member interests to promote the international freight forwarding industry.

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 from China to Cuba – The Complete/Ultimate FAQ Guide

 

Introduction:

China is the largest exporting country globally, exporting over 2 trillion worth of goods each year. On the other hand, Cuba is an import-dependent country for much of its consumption. Cuba and China are both excellent political allies and maintain healthy business relations.  If you plan on importing products from China, you can do that easily, but you may have some questions about shipping from China to Cuba or Cuba freight forwarder. That’s why we prepared a complete FAQ guide on freight forwarder Cuba to assist you so that you can make your shipment easily and most cost-effectively.

 

Table of Content:

  1. How Do I Get My Products Shipped From China to Cuba?
  2. Is Shipping From China to Cuba Allowed?
  3. What Is The Shipping Cost From China to Cuba, And How Do I Track My Parcel?
  4. Is DHL Express Shipping From China to Cuba?
  5. How Much Is International Express Shipping From China to Cuba, Like DHL, FedEx, UPS, USPS, China Post, Or Other Express Company?
  6. How Long Does DHL Shipping Take From China to Cuba?
  7. What Are The Advantages Of Air Cargo From China to Cuba?
  8. How Is Air Freight Cost Calculated When Shipping From China to Cuba?
  9. How Much Is Air Freight From China to Cuba?
  10. How Long Does Air Freight Take To Ship From China to Cuba?
  11. What Is The Maximum Weight For Air Freight Shipping From China to Cuba?
  12. How Much Does It Cost To Ship a 40-foot Container From China to Cuba?
  13. How Long Does It Take For a Cargo Ship From China to Cuba By Sea?
  14. Is It Cheaper To Ship By Air Or Sea From China to Cuba?
  15. What Is The Cheapest Way To Ship From China to Cuba?
  16. How Can I Reduce Shipping Costs From China to Cuba?
  17. Do All Packages Shipped From China To Cuba Go Through Customs?
  18. Why Do Packages From China To Cuba Take So Long?
  19. How Much Does Customs Clearance Cost in Cuba For Shipping From China?
  20. How Is Customs Import Duty Calculated For Shipping From China to Cuba?
  21. What Happens If Customs Holds My Package When I Ship Goods From China to Cuba?
  22. How Do I Avoid Customs Charges From My Shipping From China to Cuba?
  23. How Do I Track My Parcel?

 

1. How Do I Get My Products Shipped From China to Cuba?

You can choose from 3 types of shipping methods, from China to Cuba. You have Courier Services for express delivery.  DHL, UPS, FedEx, TNT, and other most popular courier services are available to ship products from China to Cuba.

 And there are air and sea service. You can transport your goods from China to Cuba with the help of air freight or sea freight.

Courier services are always expensive, but they will deliver your goods in a quick time. You can choose a courier service for shipping products that weigh between under 200kg.

We recommend using air service if your product’s weight is higher (100kg to 1000kg). This service will be slower than express service but will surely cost you less money.

And, For bulk products, the sea route is the best way. It will cost less but will take more time.

If you are a small or medium business owner, you can use Alibaba or any other B2B websites and ship using services like FedEx, DHL.

If the product quantity is vast, you can choose the sea route to cost you the lowest amount of money. You can look for international freight forwarder services or freight forwarder Cuba for shipping from china to Cuba.

 

2. Is Shipping From China to Cuba Allowed?

Yes, shipping from China to Cuba is permitted by both countries. Cuba and China have good political relations, and Cuba is dependent mainly on importing goods from China and other countries.

In recent times export from China to Cuba decreased significantly for some reasons, but you still can import products from China to Cuba and ship them quickly.

You can use the express delivery method for shipping products from China to Cuba by DHL, FedEx, or other available courier services and ship products weigh under 200 Kg.

If you are importing higher than 200 Kg products, we recommend you contact a freight forwarder. There are many international freight forwarder services in the market. For example, Hart logistics is a well-known global freight forwarder and charge less than many international freight forwarder services.  You also can look for freight forwarder Cuba to assist you with shipping from China to Cuba.

You can also use the sea route for shipping from China to Cuba.

Alibaba and many other B2B websites provide services to import products from China to Cuba at an attractive price and other offers. Hart logistic is another international freight forwarder service that delivers products from China to Cuba at a low cost. Getting a Cuba freight forwarder is also a wise choice as it should reduce the cost.

 

3. What Is The Shipping Cost From China to Cuba?

The shipping cost from China to Cuba varies with the shipping method and agency. The shipping rate changes for the kind of product and the service method you are asking for.

If you choose an express delivery method, you will be charged between the US $8-$45 per kg if you choose an air freight that will cost US $5-$15 per kg.

The custom charge may vary from country to country, depending on the type of product you will ship from China to Cuba.

You can ship products using sea freight service also. Sea freighters charge per ft, and the price is typical US $4000-$5000 per 20/ft.

You also can use the sea route to minimize the cost. Sea freight

If you are looking for a door-to-door service, the price will be high. Also, there are customs charges.

Every shipping agency has its own product tracking system. You can track your product from their website using your tracking number provided by the shipping agency.

Moreover, you can contact their customer support to get more assistance.

 

4. Is DHL Express Shipping From China to Cuba?

 

 DHL is available for shipping china to Cuba
DHL is available for shipping china to Cuba

Yes, DHL express shipping is available from China to Cuba. But before you plan to ship with DHL, you should know which type of goods you are exporting from China to Cuba.

Also, you have to confirm customs clearance and shipment charges for products you are importing from China.

Usually, it takes 3-5 days to ship products from China to Cuba by DHL

 

5. How Much Is International Express Shipping From China to Cuba, Like DHL, FedEx, UPS, USPS, China Post, Or Other Express Company?

 

The cost of express delivery varies from company to company. DHL charges US $8-$10 per kg. You can transport between 1 to 1000 kg for under $9/kg and more than 1000 Kg for around $10/kg. DHL will deliver your product within 2-3 working days.

Other agents like UPS, Aramex express charge from  8-$15 to ship products from China to Cuba.

 

6. How Long Does DHL Shipping Take From China to Cuba?

DHL takes 3 to 5 days for international shipping from China to Cuba. But sometimes, you can get special offers from some B2B websites in terms of time and money. If you can find one of those, you will get your goods in under 3 days.

 

7. What Are The Advantages Of Air Cargo From China to Cuba?

Air Freight is available in Cuba at a reasonable cost
Air Freight is available in Cuba at a reasonable cost

Shipping with Air Cargo from China to Cuba is beneficial in so many ways.

First of all, air cargo is the fastest way of shipping goods from China to Cuba compared to sea transport.

Besides the speed, air cargo is also trustworthy, and you can ship nearly everything you need. Air cargo stays in a tight schedule, and even if your goods miss a flight, they will arrive soon.

Now the most vital point why you should use air route to ship goods from China to Cuba is:

Air shipments usually ask for less heavy packing than other shipping methods.

Also, with air freight, you won’t need a local warehousing facility. Moreover, the insurance premiums are lower with air freight.

This way, you can save some cost on additional packaging, warehousing, and insurance.

When it comes to shipping goods with air freight from China to Cuba, you can get some companies’ different discount offers. For example, HART WORLDWIDE LOGISTICS LIMITED gives a special discount on air cargo.

 

8. How Is Air Freight Cost Calculated When Shipping From China to Cuba?

The air freight cost calculation from China to Cuba is based on either volumetric weight or actual weight. If the natural weight is lesser than the volumetric weight, then the charge will be applied to the volumetric weight.

The volumetric weight is calculated from the cargo volume; if the volumetric weight (also known as DMI) is larger than the cargo’s weight – you will be charged for volumetric weight.

Many importers become confused when they see that they have been charged for the volumetric weight, which is much higher than the actual weight. That’s why you should have a clear understanding of how to calculate the applied weight of your product you are going to import from China to Cuba.

The actual weight

 Actual Weight is the weight of your product which includes the Gross Weight and the Net Weight.

 They compare the actual gross weight with the calculated volumetric weight in every air cargo transportation method, and then they apply the charge.

The volume weight

Volume Weight also termed as Volumetric or Dimensions Weight is the weight achieved from the cargo volume with a particular conversion factor or industry standard formula.

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In all air cargo transportations, the process of finding out the volumetric weight is generally 1:167 for air cargo and 1:200 for express delivery, which means one cubic meter equivalent to about 167 kilograms or 200 kilograms.

Example-1

Let us consider your air cargo shipment’s actual gross weight is 95 kg, with a  volume of 1.2 cubic meters. Using the formula of 1.67 for air cargo, this cargo’s volume weight is 1.2*167=200.4 kg, which is higher than the actual gross weight of 95 kg. In this case, the agency will consider the volume weight to charge you.

Example -2

Let’s consider another shipment weighing 560 kg, and the volume is 1.5 CBM. Now for the volume weight, the calculation will be  1.5 * 167 = 250.5 kg, which is less than the actual gross weight of 560 kg. This will be called a heavyweight cargo, and you will be charged for the actual gross weight of your shipment.

In short, your shipment’s charge is dependant on either the actual weight or the Volumetric weight. Another critical factor is the method of delivery. If you choose the express delivery, then the charge will rise as the coefficient will change to calculate the chargeable weight.

      Air Freight Chargeable Weight video demonstration :

9. How Much Is Air Freight From China to Cuba?

The usual rate for air freight from China to Cuba is between 5 to 15 US dollars per Kg. The price varies for multiple reasons. Moreover, the variable price depends on the number of products you are going to transport. The higher the weight, the lesser the cost.

The price variations also depend on the transit time and insurance policy. Big and reputed companies such as DHL, UPL, FedEx, and TNT typically charge higher, but some other companies charge less; you can use Hart Logistic for low-priced transportation from China to Cuba.

 

10. How Long Does Air Freight Take To Ship From China to Cuba?

Air Freight usually takes 7 to 10 days to ship your products from China to Cuba. The shipping days are not fixed and can vary from agency to agency and the cost. Besides, it would be best for you to add some extra time for customs and other official formalities when shipping from China to Cuba.

 

11. What Is The Maximum Weight For Air Freight Shipping From China to Cuba?

The maximum weight for Air Freight shipping from China or any Cuban freight forwarder counts on the type of plane the company supply. Some air cargo can bear 16,000 to 25,000 Kg weight.

McDonnell Douglas can endure 82,000 Kg weight, while the Boeing 747F (Freighter) can lift  95,000 Kg weight. The highest weight depends on the freight the company provides to transport your goods from China to Cuba.

12. How Much Does It Cost To Ship a 40-foot Container From China to Cuba?

Sea freight for shipping to Cuba
Sea freight for shipping to Cuba

To ship a 40-foot container from China to Cuba is US $1000-$4000. The charge may differ from company to company. Moreover, transporting the box from the port to your warehouse will cost you some extra money.

The cost is around US $500 but does not make it a fixed price as the price should vary from port to port.

13. How Long Does It Take For a Cargo Ship From China to Cuba By Sea?

With a cargo ship, you can get your goods from China to Cuba within 15 to 60 days. The delivery time varies from company to company.

Some companies commit to providing the product in 15 days, where some other companies promise to deliver your product from China to Cuba in 30-60 days.

 

14. Is It Cheaper To Ship By Air Or Sea From China to Cuba?

Sea routes are always far cheaper than air freight or any other method of transporting products. For shipments with a considerable number of products, ocean freights are deliver always much more affordable than other shipping means. Airfreight can cost you  8 to 15 dollars per KG, whereas you can ship by sea freight with just 2 dollars per KG. Moreover, with air cargo, you won’t have to pay for any local warehouse. Finding a good freight forwarder Cuba can also reduce your cost of shipping from China to Cuba.

 

15. What Is The Cheapest Way To Ship From China to Cuba?

Sea route is the cheapest way to ship from China to Cuba. Transporting your product will undoubtedly take more time than air, but sea freights can carry a massive amount of goods and lessens shipping costs.

Port of Mariel, Cuba
Port of Mariel, Cuba

If you afford the extra time to get the delivery of your product,  sea freight is the best option for shipping goods from China to Cuba. The delivery time depends on the port you will pick up your product. If the port is distant from China, the delivery will take longer. Typically it takes 20-45 days to ship products from China to Cuba, and the shipping time is decreasing day by day as the sea vessels have also started to deliver goods much faster than earlier times.

 

16. How Can I Reduce Shipping Costs From China to Cuba?

Reducing shipping costs counts on many things. First of all, you should find a shipping company who delivers your goods without any hassle and cost less. Do your research on international freight forwarder services and Freight forwarder Cuba before you place a shipment order.

Then, select your shipping method and  wisely and tactfully. Choosing a Cuba Freight Forwarder can remarkably decrease your cost. Select any express or air shipping method only if you need it.

Otherwise, if you trade and import products for selling purposes, try to use the sea freight for less costing. For any kind of freight service with a low price, we recommend you Hart Logistic, as the company offers a significantly low price for shipping China to Cuba.

Another important thing that can lower the shipping price is packing your product tactfully. When giving the shipping provider weight and size of your parcel, you must provide them accurate information. Incorrect size or weight information can lead to higher costs, be very careful about this issue as the price depends on both actual weight and the volumetric weight.

Also, it would be best if you optimized your package. Do not leave any free space in the box. You can save a crucial amount of money by optimizing the packaging to lessen the volume.

Last but not least, always use an online calculator before you ship from China to Cuba.

 

17. Do All Packages Shipped From China To Cuba Go Through Customs?

Yes, every product you ship from China to Cuba goes through customs. If you want to import to Cuba, the Cuban Customs Authorities demands the following:

  • Customs Entry document: (issued by China customs) prepared your custom’s broker in China.
  • Customs bond: Applicable for selected goods importing to china.
  • Legal Undertaking (LUT): Applicable to claim import benefits from China government or to import selected products
  • Customs declarations wherever applicable: China imports customs clearance documentation as per the specified format of importing the Cuban government.
  • Import License
  • Insurance Certificate
  • Certificates of Inspection
  • Commercial Invoice cum packing list from the exporter from China
  • Certificate of Origin issued by the authority of Cina
  • Certificate of Analysis: Applicable if the authority demands
  • Certificate of Free Sale: Applicable if imported products are not for commercial sale.
  • Weight Certificate

International freight forwarder services, freight forwarder Cuba services can assist you in getting all the documentation correctly.

 

18. Why Do Packages From China To Cuba Take So Long?

Longer delivery times from China to Cuba depend on many factors. To mention some of the first of all, it is due to the infrequent or insufficient air traffic. And when you are importing goods from a country like China, the pile of parcels waiting for transport is too high all the time.

 If you are using sea freight for shipping your products, the problem is the same. Sometimes your product is stuck for a long time in the warehouse waiting for the ship. Sometimes the delay occurs for some official reasons like customs clearance.

Moreover, you should know about the Chinese holidays as holidays can seriously delay your shipping. One more important thing is the Covid-19 pandemic. However, the situation has changed in 2021, but still, some shipments are getting delayed for the Covid-19 situation.

 

19. How Much Does Customs Clearance Cost in Cuba For Shipping From China?

Some imported products are subject to standards that may need authorization from the Cuban government. Companies wishing to import products to Cuba have to supply a certain number of documents and pay taxes set by the Cuban Customs.

Cuba applies special tax schemes concerning temporary imports. The general cost for customs clearance is 37% on agricultural products and 9.4% for other products.

A Cuba freight forwarder can assist you more by providing detailed information for charges on different products.

20. How Is Customs Import Duty Calculated For Shipping From China to Cuba?

The average rate for customs duty for importing to Cuba was 21.3%, 37% for agricultural products, and 9.4% for other products (The rate may vary as per the customs authority’s decision).

Concerning merchandise coming from WTO (World Trade Organization) member states or countries with which bilateral agreements exist, Cuba also applies the Most Favored Nation clause (the MFN). The average of the taxes involved in 2007 was at 10.8%.

21. What Happens If Customs Holds My Package When I Ship Goods From China to Cuba?

When shipping from China to Cuba, every package must go through customs, where customs authorities ensure that your products do not contain any restricted items by the law.

Cuba customs officials confirm that the box came with the same product as you declared on the paper. Packages in Cuba customs or any other customs office are usually processed within three working days, but sometimes the packages get stuck in customs for longer.

One usual reason is customs officials become busier sometimes, especially on holidays.

On holidays people love to shop online more than at any other time. Then many items arrive at the customs area for clearance. At that time, your products can be stuck in the customs for a longer time than you would have expected.

If that is not what happened to your package, then you are in trouble. Suppose the customs suspect your package and decided further verification that it can take an uncertainly longer time than usual.

Basically, you can do nothing unless the customs officials contact you. Wait until the tracking number tells you, “Customs Cleared.” Or watch your mobile phone closely.

22. How Do I Avoid Customs Charges From My Shipping From China to Cuba?

You can not. Customs will charge you for the goods you are shipping from China to Cuba. If the product you imported is on the “No tax” list by the Cuba customs department, you can take your products without charge. Otherwise, you have to pay the customs charge.

23. How Do I Track My Parcel?

Every transport agency has its own tracking system. They give you a tracking number to track your products before it reaches your hand. If you are not familiar with the tracking system, talk to your agency, and they will demonstrate the whole process of how you will track your parcel.

 

Final Words:

China is the leading country to export products all over the world. On the other hand, Cuba is a country that largely depends on imports. Cuba used to import many products from China.

Though for the last 2/3 years the import rate has been dropped from China, the country is still importing many products from China. Therefore, while shipping from China to Cuba, you have lots of options for you. But if without proper research and applying appropriate methods, you can find yourself in trouble. That’s why we created this FAQ guide on freight forwarder Cuba for you.

You can use express shipping, air cargo, or sea shipping method for shipping from china to Cuba. The shipment price and time depend on the medium you are going to use to import your product. We also suggest you look for a Cuba freight forwarder for better assistance.

We hope our FAQ guide  gave a good overview of how you can ship products from China to Cuba or how you can choose a Cuba freight forwarder, and now you can take the best shipping method to match your needs.

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