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Q: Anyone have experience shipping baby formula to China from abroad?

This is a bit of a random question but a friend of my mother-in-law has asked whether my parents can by 30 containers of baby formula for her and ship it to China. My MIL agreed without even asking me because this friend has helped her a lot in the past, so now I must convince my parents (who I know are going to be reluctant to do this) to arrange the purchase and shipment. Neither I nor my parents have the first idea about shipping large quantities to China, custom taxes and tarrifs etc. Does anyone have any experience or useful advice?

6 years 25 weeks ago in  Transport & Travel - China

 
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  My wife says it depends on which country you're planning to send them out of. So first off you need to find out what the limit is of the intended country they're to be sent from. There are ways round such limitations but they require connections and are not entirely legal. She also recommends your parents pack them six containers to a box, give the same delivery address on each but make sure each receiver name is different. This can help avoid a hefty tax. You should also put the price of three containers on the invoice for any box of six (as in 'Buy one, get one free', right?). Good luck.

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You should remember to tell your MIL that "assumption is the mother of all f#ck ups" She assumed you would help, did she f#ck up ?

 

All mothers have enough milk for their babies. 

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I am getting mine sent in small batches. We have already started stocking up for our new arrival.

Getting them sent from the UK means it is cheaper and less likely to get picked up if we send each one individually.

It's more of a pain in the arse for the sender but it actually saved us quite a lot of money.

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Depending on what brand and kind (agegroup etc) it is you exactly want and where you want it I might be able to find the stuff here in Shenyang in an imported goods supermarket that has an impressive assortment from several countries. And send it to you. It's not cheap but the lower postal fee within China might compensate for that.

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