Import from China to Austria – You want to import goods from China to Austria and book them easily? No problem thanks to the multi-carrier shipping platform with integrated price comparison and track & trace.
China is Austria’s second most important trading partner (after Germany). Austrian imports from China have already risen sharply in the first half of 2022 with an increase of 27.5 percent to more than 8 billion euros1 and are continuing to grow. This means that demand from Austrian B2B companies for flexible shipping services for overseas routes between China and Austria is also increasing. Companies wishing to import goods from China can easily compare the shipping rates of global carriers via our shipping calculator and book directly online – without any contract or volume commitments or language barriers.
And if you do have any questions, you can always rely on our personal customer service!
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Goods Import Express from China
The transport routes to and from China are long. So shipping times can vary depending on the shipping option you choose. If you want to ensure that your urgent goods arrive within a few working days, we recommend express shipping. Express shipping via our partners such as UPS, DHL Express, TNT or FedEx guarantees you a fast and reliable delivery. You can also see the delivery times for each carrier directly in the price comparison.
Powerful shipping service providers for your China imports
In addition to the price, the transit time and the choice of shipping partner often play an important role when importing to Austria. For SMEs in particular, the ability to plan delivery is an important criterion for providing delivery slots. The decision for and against a shipping service provider is often based on experience, i.e. on trust in the service performance(s) of the respective carrier. With us, you have the choice, depending on the shipping option and requirement:
Import from China with DHL
DHL Express is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group, one of the most international shipping service providers in the world. Specialising in international express and parcel shipping, DHL Express is present in more than 220 countries and has a large air freight network for imports from China.
Import from China with UPS
The United Parcel Service (UPS) is a globally active US courier express parcel service company. Its subsidiary UPS Airlines operates one of the largest air freight fleets in the world and is responsible for all UPS air transport, including imports from China to Austria.
Import from China with FedEx and TNT
FedEx is also a globally operating US courier and logistics company based in the USA. TNT Express was a Dutch CEP service provider and has officially been a subsidiary of FedEx since May 2015. The air freight division FedEx Express is ranked number 1 among the largest freight airlines in the world and has an excellent transport network. Incidentally, the Austrian branch of FedEx is located in Vienna. So there should be nothing to stop you importing from China.
No matter whether you want to import parcels, pallets or documents from China, the price comparison clearly shows you the carriers available for your shipping requirements. After booking, you can track all your goods in transit via the shipment tracking function – regardless of which carrier you have booked.
Shipping by air freight is the fastest way to import your goods from China to Austria. Our shipping experts in the Special Service team will be more than happy to assist you.
FROM DOCUMENTS TO PALLETS – CHECK WHICH SHIPPING OPTIONS YOU CAN HAVE
Simply compare the services and prices of our shipping service providers for your goods import online, regardless of the size of your package. From the document to the pallet – we will find the right solution for your shipping requirement. Thanks to Track & Trace, you also always have your shipment in view!
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Customs for Austrian importers
Basically, the requirements for importers to import goods from China to Austria are quite straightforward. Especially if you book via a multi-carrier shipping platform. Nevertheless, as an importer (ordering party of a consignment) you should keep an eye on the fact that the shipping documents are available at the exporter (consignor).
The three most important customs-relevant terms briefly explained:
What is a customs tariff number (commodity tariff number)?
The customs tariff number, often also called the commodity tariff number, is required to determine the import regulations for the goods in question. This numerical code can be used to determine the import duties and, if applicable, the export duties. It is required for all imports from outside the EU. You may obtain the customs tariff number from the Austrian customs authorities..
What are the customs duties for imports from China?
You can obtain information on the customs rate, i.e. the amount of your customs duties (EUSt) directly from customs. If you have commissioned a customs broker or have a customs representative in your company, he or she is in contact with customs and can ask customs for the amount at any time. The amount of customs duty varies depending on the value of the goods and the type of goods.
You can find more information and what you should pay attention to as an importer from China in our “Import Checklist – How to import to Austria quickly and easily”. You can download it free of charge.
Supplier connection – More transparency and control for your China imports
Do you find it difficult to control the costs of your China imports due to the large number of different suppliers? No problem, with your LetMeShip account on the shipping platform you have the option of inviting all your suppliers, both nationally and internationally. Your suppliers’ account is then directly linked to your account. This means that your suppliers book at your conditions, at which you ship with us. This way you always get the best price and avoid possible price negotiations – especially for import shipments from China.
You define yourself whether your supplier may only ship to specified addresses and which shipping service providers and services are available. The invoicing is done via your account so that you always have an overview of your costs, even if your supplier is responsible for the booking. All shipments booked by a supplier based abroad are displayed in the system as import shipments.
Exports from Austria to China
China is also an important trading partner for Austria in terms of exports and ranks 9th among the most important target countries.2 The most important export goods are machinery/parts and vehicles as well as measuring instruments and medical technology, pharmaceutical products and plastic products. Accordingly, goods are frequently exported from Austria to China. On our shipping and booking platform you can also compare the prices for your parcels, pallets and documents for your goods exports and track booked shipments accordingly in the shipment tracking. You can find more information about exporting goods on our website.
1) Wirtschaftskammer Österreich/Aussenwirtschaft Austria, Wirtschaftsbericht China. FOREIGN TRADE AUSTRIA OF THE WKÖ. 2022.
2) Statistics Austria. (9 March, 2022). Exports from Austria to the ten most important target countries in 2021.