As one of Boston’s top packing and shipping stores, we help our customers send packages all around the world. Increasing numbers of people are interested in shipping to Hong Kong, so we thought we should share some information you’ll want to know.
Things You Can Not Ship to Hong Kong
There are three categories of items you can not ship to Hong Kong without special permissions. These include radioactive materials and perishable infectious biological substances – frankly, these don’t come up too often! – and the third category, which is far more common: lithium cells and batteries. Lithium batteries are used as the power source in most consumer electronics as well as in implantable medical devices, like pacemakers. If you are interested in shipping these type of items to Hong Kong, they must travel without a battery.
Minimum and Maximum Package Size Limits Apply
Depending on which freight carrier you select to ship your package to Hong Kong, there are certain minimum and maximum package size limits that must be strictly adhered to. Not sure which freight carrier is best to ship a package to Hong Kong? We’ll help you make the right choice based on the size of your shipment, timeline, and budget.
Be Aware of Value Limits
Hong Kong limits the amount of coins or bullion that can be shipped into the country without special permissions to $100HK. To determine the value of your shipment in Hong Kong dollars, you can use an online currency calculator or confirm with a financial institution.
Shipping to Kowloon?
If you’re shipping a package to Kowloon, you need to follow all the rules and regulations that apply to shipping a package to Hong Kong.
The Importance of Customs Paperwork when Shipping to Hong Kong
Hong Kong has very specific customs paperwork requirements. Depending on what you’re shipping, how valuable it is, and whether the items in your package are subject to customs duty, there are specific forms that must be completely correctly and travel with your package in order for it to be allowed into the country. If you have any doubts about what paperwork you need, come see the international shipping experts at Boston Pack and Ship. We’ll be happy to help you out!