How to Do Pre-shipment Inspection for Used Machines Export to China

China customs has very strict supervision over imported used machines and second-hand equipment. It requires pre-shipment inspection done and Pre-shipment Inspection Certificate obtained before shipment arrival. SO before shipment, please decide and confirm where to do the pre-shipment inspection. Hong Kong or outside China. In addition, please advise which city the used machines are stocked? How many containers will be involved for the would-be shipment? 20 feet container or 40 feet container?


Pre-shipment Inspection Certificate (for used mechanical and electrical products). If you arrange shipment directly to the destination port, the inspection and the certificate shall be conducted by CCIC outside China. After making appointment, the CCIC inspector will go to the factory, conduct the inspection, and do related assessments. The inspection aims to check if electricity safety, use safety, sanitary conditions, and environment conditions of the machines are up to China national standard. It takes around 2-3 weeks to get this section done.Therefore, if you ship directly to the destination port, you will have to wait 2-3 weeks before shipping.

If ship to Hong Kong, and get the Pre-shipment Inspection Certificate of (for used mechanical and electrical products) there, wthe pre-shipment inspection and the certificate will be done by CCIC Hong Kong. In case that any modifications are required, Seahog, as the expert China customs clearance agent for imported used machine, can coordinate as well. If you choose to do pre-shipment inspection in Hong Kong, you can arrange shipment without waiting.

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