Air/Express costs skyrocketing! DHL/

Information detailsAir/Express costs skyrocketing! DHL/UPS/FedEx surcharge!2020-04-13 16:55:00 Cross-border e-commerce international shippingFollowing the end of March DHL, UPS issued an emergency notice after multinational outage! With the spread and deterioration of the global epidemic, international flights have been sharply reduced, which has a great impact on the international air cargo transport supply chain, and air freight costs have skyrocketed.At present, due to the surge in cargo volume and the shortage of international flights, DHL, UPS and other express companies began to charge emergency surcharges, and the original expensive express fees will usher in a new high.Airlines due to a large number of flights grounded, corporate survival pressure is huge, many airlines through passenger aircraft to maintain survival by cargo aircraft. But in the face of soaring demand for air transport, this behavior has little effect, capacity is still insufficient, and air freight is high. Remind everyone to pay attention to the change of freight when quoting, to avoid causing risks.FedEx charges a temporary route adjustment feeWith the recent outbreak of the epidemic abroad, many flights of passenger and cargo airlines have been canceled, resulting in limited domestic export cargo capacity. With the gradual resumption of production in most parts of the country, the demand for export capacity is also growing rapidly.In order to better cope with the continuous growth of export demand and limited capacity, and to ensure that we can provide you with high-quality services as always, FedEx Express will charge temporary route adjustment fees for exports from China to North America 1 and Europe 2 to make up for the increase in operating costs, so as to make necessary adjustments to the operating network. To ensure that we can better provide you with quality service in a volatile market environment.DHL charges an emergency surchargeIn the face of the current challenges posed by the global coronavirus situation, DHL is constantly driving business continuity planning, monitoring and responding to rapidly changing market conditions.In order to ensure the continuity of operations and to provide customers with the same quality of service as always, DHL Express will temporarily apply an emergency surcharge to all international Limited Time delivery (TDI) shipments from 1 April 2020 until further notice.The imposition of the emergency surcharge will partially compensate for the increase in operating costs resulting from the adjustment of DHL’s air network during this particular period.UPS charges a high season surchargeUPS is closely monitoring developments related to the novel coronavirus outbreak while continuing to operate to support the needs of its customers. The goal is to ensure that businesses and customers have access to the transport services they need during this period of increasing demand for air transport.To better manage the increasing demand for air capacity and rising costs during this period and to continue to provide superior service, effective April 5, 2020 until further notice, UPS will implement a temporary peak season surcharge. In addition, due to the ongoing development of the epidemic caused by the novel coronavirus, the rate of this peak season surcharge and the affected origin and destination will be adjusted.【 International Express delivery Notice 】Express freight is high, but as the delivery of small goods is quite convenient, the following details the main points of express epidemic prevention materials.◎ First question: Which epidemic prevention items can be sent?EMS: We can undertake the delivery of personal epidemic prevention materials including masks, goggles, protective clothing, gloves, etc., do not support the delivery of alcohol, disinfectant and other liquids, powders and other hazardous aviation safety items. The value of the contents shall comply with the requirements of the Customs Order No. 43 of 2010, and the value of the single mail item sent to Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan shall not exceed 800 yuan, and the value of the single mail item sent to other countries and regions shall not exceed 1,000 yuan.DHL: For gifts between relatives and friends, such as masks and other epidemic prevention items (such as gloves, protective clothing, goggles, etc.) with a reasonable amount of RMB 1,000 for personal use can be exported normally. We do not accept alcohol.FedEX: Masks and other personal protective equipment can be exported normally, but must comply with the customs export declaration regulations. Export related shipments need to provide the normal waybill/invoice/packing list, personal ID card/passport copy. Please provide the number of masks at the time of delivery. The declaration of masks is in the unit of “one”. The export limit of personal goods is less than RMB1000, and personal goods greater than or equal to RMB1000 will not be accepted. Individuals within a reasonable quantity can normally declare export.UPS: Major supplies including masks, disinfectants, fungicides, surgical gloves and thermometers can be exported. For epidemic prevention materials exported under the name of four individuals, it is recommended that the value of the goods be less than 5,000 yuan, and the trading company or customs broker should be entrusted to declare.Sf Express: Yes, masks and other epidemic prevention items can be exported normally, but they should comply with the export declaration regulations of the customs and import declaration regulations of the destination country.◎ Second question: What are the requirements of packaging?EMS: International aviation capacity is tight during the epidemic period, light soaked mail may be returned or delayed, it is recommended that the sender should try to compact the items before delivery. At the same time, in order to ensure that epidemic prevention materials are not contaminated, it is recommended to increase appropriate protection.◎ Third question: What are the customs policies of different countries?EMS: Due to the rapid change of the epidemic situation, countries are constantly adjusting the epidemic policy, it is recommended that the sender and the recipient understand the destination customs and postal policies in advance. We have also received relevant reminders from some postal services, for reference only:Singapore: No more than 150 for personal use.South Korea: postal channels for personal use of goods duty-free.Germany: There is no exemption, all are subject to tax, the tax rate is 19% of the total value of the contents.Belgium: Contents up to €22 are duty-free. Interior value €22 – €150 is subject to 21% VAT.Denmark: Contents worth 80 DKK and below are duty-free. Customs clearance fee and VAT 160 DKK. The full value of the contents over DKK 80 is subject to 25% VAT.Austria: Interior value 22 euros and below VAT exemption, personal gift value 45 euros and below VAT exemption; Interior parts worth 150 euros and below are duty-free.Australia: Annual sales of items sold to Australia by sellers are less than 75,000 US dollars, and items under 1,000 US dollars are exempt; Instead, sellers are required to register and pay 10% GST to Australia. Customs duty 5%, excise tax 10%.Malaysia: Duty free for CIF less than RM400.◎ Fourth question: What import and export customs clearance documents and requirements do the sender need to provide?A number of express companies unified reply:If the export shipment is less than RMB5000, it can be declared in accordance with China Customs Class C, and the sample advertising products and reasonable quantity do not involve export supervision conditions.If the export goods are more than RMB5000, they are officially declared goods (Class D), please pay attention to the following two points:1) For salesIt is necessary to have a medical device license within the scope of business, import and export rights, in order to export.In the category D general trade mode of export, if it belongs to the category of medical devices, the business scope needs to have a medical device license and import and export rights. During export declaration, enter “Epidemic prevention materials and Certificate Number” in the remarks column, and the required information includes:1. Invoice, packing list, contract, declaration agent (or electronic entrustment)2. Medical Device Management Record Certificate (applicable to medical devices)3. Test report (CMA, CNAS) and certificate (Factory inspection list) (applicable to medical devices)4. Other supplementary documents required by the Customs2) For gift or purchase on behalf ofAs a gift, or on behalf of the associated company (brother company, parent company) procurement, to provide the purchase of the manufacturer or the company’s domestic manufacturers of the relevant qualification documents. Can senders and recipients get customs receipts?FedEX: There is no export tax on China’s export goods, and goods imported to other countries/regions need to refer to the destination entry customs requirements.Sixth question: If masks and other personal protective equipment are 3M, Honeywell or other brands, do you need to provide relevant authorization letters?FedEX: Personal use is not required.◎ Seventh question: How long will it take for the mail to arrive?EMS: Due to a large number of airline cancellations and overseas postal delivery restrictions and other factors, the entire time limit of international EMS mail is more delayed than usual, please contact customer service to track the delivery of mail.DHL: We expect delays in customs clearance and delivery due to various factors such as flights and national prevention and control measures during the outbreak, but we will do our best to arrange deliveries. It is recommended that you timely understand the shipment through DHL official website and other self-service inquiry tools after the shipment is sent.Eighth question: In addition to the freight, will there be other costs?DHL: When importing to the destination, the recipient is required to pay taxes (such as customs duties, VAT, excise tax, customs control fees, etc.) as well as customs clearance service/handling charges and storage fees charged by DHL at the destination.

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