China Post Announcement on the Delivery of Masks and Other Anti-epidemic Materials
Customs Declaration Requirements
Restrictions on Importing Countries (Regions)
A: China Post accepts the delivery of personal anti-epidemic materials like masks, goggles, protective clothing and gloves and rejects liquid, powder and other articles endangering aviation safety, such as alcohol and disinfectant. The masks mailed shall be qualified products by established manufacturers, and unbranded and dateless products by a nameless factory are banned.
Q: What are the customs and postal policies in countries?
A: The rapid changes in COVID-19 epidemic result the constant rectifications in epidemic policies by countries. You are suggested to consult the recipient about the customs and postal policies of the destination in advance. The following tips listed by country are for your reference only:
Personal parcels: for medical use, the importer shall contact the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) of Japan.
Company parcels: the medical masks shall be imported with the license provided by the importer and the approval by the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency of Japan MHLW.
Self-use: no FDA control on masks within a reasonable scope of quantity.
EU (including UK)
The quantity shall not exceed the self-use standard;
All personal protective masks shall be CE certificated;
In addition to the ingredient certificate, the masks to be delivered shall be clearly marked with the applicable standards, types and usage on the packaging.
No more than 150 pieces for self-use.
Personal protective items delivered free of duty by post.
No tax waiver. All anti-epidemic items are taxed at the rate of 19% of the total parcel value.
Parcels to Europe at and below 22 Euros can be cleared without duty. Those between 22 and 150 Euros are charged at a value added tax of 21%.
Parcels at and below DKK 80 can be cleared without duty but a sum of customs clearance fee and VAT of DKK 160 will be charged. For parcels above DKK 80, 25% VAT will be charged in full.
Parcels at and below 22 Euros and gifts at and below 45 Euros are free of VAT. Parcels at and below 150 Euros can be cleared without duty.
A: You can dial EMS service number 11183 to ask for a pick up. Or go to you nearest post office to send. The collection and sales staff will assist you in packaging and follow-up operations on the items that meet the requirements after checking.
Q: What’s the rate to post masks through EMS?
A: You can get rate for EMS from the following page:
Q: What express companies can ship masks?
A: You can choose DHL, UPS, TNT, FEDEX or EMS to deliver masks from China to a foreign country. A forwarding agency can be selected after weighing several express carriers. Generally speaking, DHL, UPS, TNT and FEDEX are faster and they can deliver your parcels within 5 days or so. DHL is better and faster in small parcels to Europe and America; FEDEX delivers better and faster in Southeast Asia, TNT in Middle East and UPS in large parcels to Europe and America.