International Freight Forwarder and Customs Broker Based in China

international freight forwarder

Ship from China to France

Our Services

Ocean Freight

We tailor your shipping strategy with our FCL and LCL options. FCL provides security for large shipments, while LCL offers cost-effective flexibility for smaller volumes.

Air Freight

Fast-track your urgent or high-value shipments with our reliable air freight services. We expertly balance speed and cost to ensure your goods arrive on time.

Multimodal Solutions

Leverage the best of both sea and air with our customized multimodal freight. Designed for efficiency, these solutions perfectly align with your shipping requirements and budget.

Custom Solutions

Our bespoke services cater to special items like oversized cargo or hazardous materials, ensuring safe, compliant, and efficient delivery.

You Can Trust Allwayforward

Shipping from China to France is streamlined with AllWayForward, making the process transparent and straightforward for small businesses.

Our Shipping Process

1. Pickup and Consolidation

We collect your goods from suppliers in China, consolidating shipments for efficiency and cost-effectiveness without requiring a full container.

2. Documentation & Customs

Our team manages all export paperwork and customs clearances in China to ensure compliance and prevent delays.

3. Freight Options:

Select from ocean (FCL/LCL) or air freight. We provide transit times and updates throughout.

4. France Customs Clearance

We handle France customs, ensuring all documents are correct for a smooth entry.

5. Duties & Taxes

Assistance with duty and tax calculations, offering guidance to minimize expenses.

6. Delivery

Coordinating last-mile delivery, we ensure your goods reach you promptly and safely.

We Handle Your France Customs

Our expertise ensures your shipments through France Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are hassle-free. We handle the declaration process, ensuring compliance with France regulations and swift clearance.

Essential Documentation

Accurate documentation is crucial. You’ll need:

Commercial Invoice

Packing List

Bill of lading or airway bill

Certificate of origin

Import/export licenses

Specific Permits or Licenses (if applicable)

Allwayforward Tips

You can avoid your custom clearance delays by classifying goods correctly with the appropriate Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) codes, staying informed about any changes in regulations, and partnering with experts like AllWayForward, who ensure compliance with all customs laws to simplify the process for you.

Sea Freight Cost from China to France

Sea freight cost from China to France is subject to variability, with LCL (Less Than Container Load) shipments typically ranging between $50 to $100 per cubic meter, influenced by factors such as the nature of goods, shipment volume, port locations, and prevailing market conditions. For FCL (Full Container Load) shipments, the cost for a 20-foot container is estimated to range from $1,500 to $4,000, while a 40-foot container may cost between $2,000 to $5,000.

Air Freight Cost from China to France

The cost for air freight is considerably higher than sea freight, largely dependent on the weight and volume of the shipment, as well as the type of goods being shipped. Rates can range from $3 to $8 per kilogram, but may vary significantly based on factors such as fuel surcharges, security fees, handling charges at both origin and destination airport.

Why Choose Allwayforward?

For Small Business

We specialize in providing personalized, efficient, and cost-effective shipping solutions for small businesses, helping you navigate the complexities of international freight with ease.

Customized Solutions

Our flexible FCL and LCL options are tailored to meet the specific needs of your business, ensuring that whether it’s your first shipment or you’re expanding, you have the support and options you need.

Expert Support

With AllWayForward, you receive comprehensive support throughout the shipping process. Our team assists with paperwork, customs clearance, and selecting the optimal shipping method, making your experience seamless and stress-free.

Frequently Asked Questions

Major Chinese ports include Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Guangzhou, while in France, significant ports are Le Havre, Marseille, and Fos-sur-Mer.

Shipping costs depend on factors such as the volume and weight of the cargo, the type of shipping service (FCL or LCL), port fees, fuel surcharges, and any additional services like insurance or customs brokerage.

Essential documents include a Bill of Lading or Air Waybill, commercial invoice, packing list, and any specific certificates or licenses required for your goods.

Yes, certain items are restricted or prohibited by French customs, including hazardous materials, counterfeit goods, and certain food products. It’s important to check the latest regulations before shipping.

Compare quotes from different carriers, consider shipping during off-peak seasons, optimize your packaging to reduce volume, and ensure your documentation is accurate to avoid delays and additional fees.

Better A to B Starts Here

Companies of all sizes come to us with supply chain challenges. We deliver results others can’t.

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