Our Packing Shipping service include:
Documents delivering by UPS, Or DHL
Insurance (extra charge)
The documents we provide for buyers to clear customs in the destination port:
Bill of Lading
The Bill of Lading is the most important document. The shipping line will not pass it to the shipper until the container in on the water. Without the original B/L the buyer container can’t get the container. It shows: container's number, merchandise name and quantity, ship on sail date, vessel name etc…
The Invoice contains the prices of each single piece and the total value of the goods. It also include the sea freight (if the sea freight is prepaid) and the handling charge (if the condition is ex-factory). It shows the buyer’s information as well…
It is a complete list of all the pieces loaded into inside the container: the total number of pieces and the total number of cartons as well as CBM. It also shows the container number and the goods detail packed in each carton. ( For example: carton A015 is big cabinet C018 1pc and bucket C006 5pcs).
Form A (Required European countries etc.)
The Form A, or Certificate of Origin, demonstrates where is the merchandise come from.
Fumigation (required by north American,
The Fumigation/Disinfection Certificate claimed that the goods in the container have been fumigated/disinfected against insects and/or parasites that could be carried within the wood..
Packing Declaration (required by Australia etc.)
The Packing Declaration certifies what kind of packing materials has been used.
It is required by some customers. In case the shi is sank or the container is totally disappeared…
Tip: Normally we do not handling the custom clearance in the destination port nor the shipping from the destination port to door. It is cheaper and easier for the buyer to hire a broker to handle this kind work in the port.
1. About packing & loading container
YongChang Antiques offer the free service of packing and container loading. The packing material used are corrugated paper, foam, etc. For fragile furniture, a solid crate is made to guarantee that the furniture will arrive at the destination safely. Faces of the painted cabinets or those with engraved panels are protected with the foam. And feet of the tables, cabinets, stools are usually protected with plastic round nails (Photos of examples>>>). Usually we charge no packing fee if not crating is not needed. And when packing, we always try to put small items into big ones to save space. In our packing list what is in what is clearly noted.
We are always doing our best to load as many items as possible into the container. Many small pieces are put between the legs of tables. So when the container arrives, please take care in unloading. The workers should be gentle with the cargo as we are
2. Shipping, fumigation & insurance
Yongchang Antiques now works with several world famous shipping companies who provides excellent services. But you can arrange the shipping company yourself. We will do a good job at our side.
If customs in your country demand certificate of fumigation, please let us know. So we will do it after the container is loaded. It usually takes about $100, and the cost is added up to the freight.
Insurance is applied upon request. Around 380RMB for 100,000HK$
3. Does your furniture crack?
Actually now no furniture-makers in this world dare to guarantee that their furniture doesn't crack. But we do our best to reduce the possibility of such matters. First, most of our collections are original ones at least 100 years old, and they have already cracked. So now they cracks little. Second, we do our job of restoration only after the furniture has been well dried. And as to the broken parts we replace them with the one made from old dried elm wood. Last the structure of Chinese furniture in a great extent diminish the damage what the cracking can bring, such as floating top of the tables, etc