Shipping from China to Estonia

Bansar have offices in the major port in China, our team has rich experiences handle all kinds shipment goods from any city in China to Tallinn port Estonia by sea and by air, based on our good shipping service and logistics solution, we offer very competitive shipping rates.

If you’re importing from China to Estonia, Bansar will be your best choice, we will be your reliable freight forwarder and partner in China to support your shipping. Ask our better shipping rate now.

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Bansar provides good shipping price for FCL and LCL shipments goods, especially we OOG(out of gauge) goods. We also provide free warehouse storage and consolidation service from different suppliers.
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Bansar offers competitive air freight based on cooperation with many airline companies, especially with SU, AY, TK,etc., we also handle brand goods from China to TLL Via Hongkong.
Besides Door to Port shipping service, Bansar supplies professional Door to Door shipping service from any city in China to anywhere in Estonia by sea and by air.

FCL Shiping from China to Estonia

Bansar provides direct shipping service and lower ocean freight from China to Estonia to make sure the goods safe for dry container goods,  FR (Flat Rack) and OT(Open Top) container goods.

LCL Shipping from China to Estonia

Bansar offers good shipping freight from China to Tallinn, Estonia based on short transit time, and we collect lower destination charge for LCL shipment goods.

More Services When Shipping from China to Estonia
Bansar will provide most fuel efficient pickup service China to Estonia
We provide free warehousing services for any of your goods.
Cargo insurance protects your goods all the way to the Estonia
Ensure safe packaging and loading of goods in your suppliers factory.
You do not need to provide us any documents, just receive your goods at home

Your Best Freight Forwarder from China to Estonia

  • Rich experience provide local shipping service in China
  • The best shipping freight by sea and by air
  • Free warehouse storage from different suppliers in China
  • Collect the reasonable local charge from shipper under the FOB trade terms
  • Pick up service service
  • Professional handle hazardous shipping goods from China to Estonia
  • Professional for product classification
  • Brokerage in any port in China
  • 24/7 online support

How long Shipping from China to Estonia by Sea Freight and Air Freight

Port of LoadingPort of ArriveTransit Time
ChinaEstonia3-7days by air

Shipping from China to Estonia: The Complete Guide

Do you have plans of importing to Estonia from China?

If the answer is yes, then you need to consider this.

Here is a guide that explains the details that you will need when importing from China to Estonia.

You will you will find ways of importing from China as well as the customs requirements.

China to Estonia

China to Estonia – Photo courtesy: Distance From to

Alibaba Shipping from China to Estonia

One of the ways you can ship your cargo from China to Estonia is by utilizing the services of Alibaba.

Alibaba is an online platform that lets you interact with various suppliers of goods and their prizes.

Though it might look complicated when you are using this service, the truth is that it is quite easy.

Allow me to illustrate this in the following steps.

Step 1: Know what you want to import

You need to know what you want to import from China to Estonia which will depend on your budget and preferences.

When importing for reselling purpose, you need to consider fast moving items.

Step 2: Search for a reliable supplier

Now that you have the goods you want to import, you can go ahead and research for a supplier.

Alibaba has several suppliers that you can choose and verify.

Some of the areas you can verify from the suppliers are a licensed copy and the samples of the product.

Most suppliers offer samples for free,but you will pay for the shipment cost.

Step 3: Factor in your budget

You need to plan for the total cost of your shipping before you engage in the business.

The purpose for this is to ensure a smooth transaction from the buyer to you through the customs.

Failure to account for your budget may land you into problems including with the customs.

Step 4: Engage your potential suppliers

To help narrow down your suppliers, engage them in checking their potential in doing business with them.

Alibaba supplier

Alibaba supplier – Photo courtesy: ECOM CREW

You can inquire from them the following:

  • The quotation which you can use for comparison purposes.
  • The minimum order they can sell which will help you in aligning your budget.
  • Check on their production time which will help you schedule your customers’ demand as well as your shipping.
  • Confirm the pricing of the product to ensure it is the same as the one on Alibaba site.
  • Payment options. Confirm which payment option you will use once you have a deal. As an importer, you will need a payment option that is secure.

Also, do not rush into making payments without receiving the cargo.

Going through this step enables you to find a suitable supplier who you can do business.

Step 5: Negotiate with your supplier

Now that you have a supplier to do business with, you can negotiate to gain a favorable business deal with your supplier.

This includes better pricing, contract management and the delivery time.

Step 4: choose the port of origin and destination.

You can now go ahead and choose a port that your goods will originate from in China.

You can also select a port that you will receive your products in Estonia.

You can engage the services of a forwarder to handle your shipment for you.

They can do the customs clearance and delivery of your cargo.

Step 6: Collect your goods

Once your goods arrive in Estonia, you can go ahead and receive them from your port of destination.

In case you have a forwarder, they can make arrangements for the shipment of your cargo to your address.

Step 7: Make payments

You can now go ahead and make payments.

What commonly happens is that you pay the 1st installment before shipment of your cargo.

You then clear the rest once your cargo arrives before customs clearance.

Sea freight from China to Estonia

The advantage you have with ocean shipping is that you can ship a large volume of different cargo.

For you to get your goods from China, you will have to ship them.

One of the ways you can ship your cargo is ocean shipping.


Figure 3 COSCO

Ocean shipping allows you to ship a large volume of cargo from China to Estonia at a relatively lower price.

By using this method, your shipment will take longer to arrive in Estonia.

Let’s have a look at the details when you are shipping via ocean.

LCL Shipping Service from China to Estonia

If you are importing a cargo that cannot fill a whole container, you can utilize the services of an LCL.

Specifically, the smallest container that you can use to ship your cargo is of a capacity of 33 cubic meters.

That implies that if you are shipping a cargo of less than 33 cubic meters, you can ship using LCL.

LCL shipping is a shipping service where your forwarder consolidates your cargo with others for shipping.

You will only pay for the space of your cargo in the shipping container.

The shipping rate for this type of shipping is cheaper when you compare to shipping via FCL.

Usually, the consolidation takes place on Cargoes that are heading in the same direction as yours.

The limitation of using this method of shipping is that your cargo is at risk from various factors.

This includes damages during shipment as well as lost due to theft.

Typically, finding a forwarder that offers LCL services can be hectic and time-consuming.

You need to do your research well to understand which services they provide.

To facilitate the finding of an LCL forwarder who can offer LCL services at a competitive rate, here is a checklist you can consider.

  • What is the frequency of this service?
  • How long will they take to ship your cargo? If possible enquire the duration from port to port, port to door, door to port or door to door.
  • The experience of the forwarder and if they can refer you to their clients.
  • The address of the forwarder both in China and in Estonia
  • The services offered bythe forwarder including customs
  • The shipping rate for your LCL cargo

The shipping rate for your shipment will depend on several factors such as:

  • The type and nature of your load
  • The weight of your cargo
  • The volume and density of your cargo

Lastly, you need to remember that when shipping via this mode, there will be multiple handling of your shipment when you compare to an LCL.

FCL Shipping Service from China to Estonia

You can choose to book a whole container for the particular shipment of your cargo by using FCL services.

By using this method, your cargo does not necessarily have to fill the entire container though you will pay for the whole container.

You can use any container to ship under FCL with the most common being the 20 and 40-foot containers.

There are various reasons for you to choose FCL including:

  • Lack of enough orders to make you a full container load
  • Shipping under FCL being cheaper when you compare to shipping under LCL.
  • The need to secure your cargo

FCL entails your forwarder delivering a container at your supplier or warehouse for loading.

There are two ways that you can load your container.

You can have the live loading where your forwarder delivers the container and waits for you to load it before shipment.

The other way is by drop and pack where your forwarder delivers and gives you a few days to load it though it is expensive.

You need to note that the capacity of your cargo under FCL depends on the size of the cartons, palletization of your cargo and the packing in the container by your supplier.

When it comes to the weight limits, it will depend on the carrier’s regulations as well as Estonia rules for containerization.

You are responsible for the packaging and securing your container before shipment takes place to the port of origin.

The advantage of FCL is that once you have secured your cargo, it will remain that way during shipment till it arrives at your destination.

There will be a flat rate charge per container that you will pay for shipping under FCL

OOG Shipping Service from China to Estonia

There are cargoes which you cannot ship using a standard container.

As such, you may require OOG services.

OOG shipping refers to the shipment of irregular goods which ordinarily cannot fit in any container.

Some of the cargoes you can import using this mode of shipping include yacht, propellers or even transformers.

OOG Shipping

OOG Shipping

There are two types of OOG containers that you can use to ship your cargo from China to Estonia.

There is the flat rack container which you can use to ship heavy cargo that requires loading from the top or the sides.

These cargoes are generally either over width, over high or both.

Such cargo includes pipes and machinery.

There are two kinds of flat rack containers that is the collapsible and non- collapsible flat rack container.

You can also ship using open top containers which are containers with an open top.

Usually, cargoes that you can ship using these containers are those that you cannot load through the door hence the need to load from the top.

Loads that you can ship using this type of containers are cargoes that are oversize such as machinery.

When it comes to shipping using OOG method, the cost of your shipping will depend on the size of your cargo.

Also, the space your cargo occupies factors when it comes to pricing of your shipping cost.

Of important to note is that you will pay for the lost slot.

Lost slot refers to the loss of space during shipping of your OOG cargo.

Several factors will determine the amount to pay for the lost slot.

They include:

  • How full the ship is
  • The number of slots lost
  • Effective are of placing your OOG cargo to facilitate access during unloading.
  • The rotation of the ship at the port.
  • The need for stowing again during the shipment period.

The dimensions of an OOG cargo can be

  • Length within 11.65 m
  • Width exceeds 2.43m
  • Height exceeds 2.23m (20FR) or 1.95 (40FR)
  • Weight: within 34.5 metric tons

Container Shipping Transit Time from China to Estonia

One of the considerations you need to make when shipping via ocean is the time it takes for your shipment to arrive in Estonia.

After all, you don’t want to run out of stock and keep your clients waiting.

A point of reference though is that shipping via ocean takes time when you compare with other methods of shipping.

Let’s have a look at the time it takes for your shipment to arrive in Estonia from different ports in China.


From the port in ChinaTo Port in Estonia Transit time in days
Jinan PortAbruka Harbour58
Port of ShanghaiPort of Tallinn56
Port of ShenzhenPort of Dirhami52
Port of GuangzhouPort of Haapsalu Jahtklubi52
Port of QingdaoHeltermaa harbor57
Port of QingdaoPort of Haapsalu Jahtklubi57
Port of TianjinHeltermaa Harbour58
Port of TianjinTallinn Bekker Port58
Port of Xiamen (Amoy)Tallinn Bekker Port53
Port of GuangzhouTallinn Bekker Port52
Port of ShenzhenHeltermaa Harbour52

Container Shipping Rates from China to Estonia

Let’s have a look at the different container shipping rates that you can find when shipping from China to Estonia.

To begin with, you need to understand what constitutes the total container cost when you are shipping from China to Estonia.

The total container cost includes the size of the goods, the container shipping costs,and the container cartage costs.

Also, you need to note that there are three main types of containers that you can use to ship your cargo.

They are the 20-foot, 40-foot,and the 40 HC containers.

Types of shipping container

Types of shipping container – Photo courtesy: Jordan Shoes Outlet

The choice of which container to use depends on the size of your cargo.

Here is a look at the rates that you will pay when using different types of containers to ship your cargo.

The prices are for FCL shipping

Shipping a 20-foot container from a Chinese port to Estonia will cost the following

  • Ningbo –Tallinn will cost you around 1950 $
  • Qingdao –Tallinn will cost you about 2000 $
  • Shanghai -Dirhami Harbour costs around 2100.25 $
  • Shekou – Heltermaa harbor costs around 1890 $
  • Xiamen – Heltermaa harbor costs around 2150 $

Shipping a 40-foot container from a Chinese port to Estonia will cost

  • Ningbo –Tallinn will cost you around 2000 $
  • Qingdao –Tallinn will cost you around 2050 $
  • Shanghai -Dirhami Harbour costs around 2200.25 $
  • Shekou – Heltermaa harbor costs around 1950 $
  • Xiamen – Heltermaa harbor costs around 2200 $

Shipping a 40 HC container from Chinese port to Estonia will cost:

  • Ningbo –Tallinn will cost you around 2000 $
  • Qingdao –Tallinn will cost you around 2050 $
  • Shanghai -Dirhami Harbour costs around 2200.25 $
  • Shekou – Heltermaa harbor costs around 1950 $
  • Xiamen – Heltermaa harbor costs around 2200 $

Reliable Shipping Companies from China to Estonia

For you to conveniently ship your cargo from China to Estonia, you will need the services of a forwarder.

Many forwarders can assist you in shipping your cargo.

However, you need a reliable forwarder.

Here is a look at the top freight forwarders who can help in shipping your cargo.



i. NYK shipping Line

You can locate the headquarters of his shipping company in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan but has offices in major ports globally.

You can conveniently use its total fleet of 800 ships to ship your cargo from China to Estonia.

Services that you can get with this shipping company include container, tankers, bulk and woodchip carriers, Ro-Ro car carriers, and reefer vessels.

You can tap into the long experience of this company that dates back to 1885 to ship your cargo conveniently.

ii. Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation

If you are in need of container or bulk shipping services from China to Estonia, then you can utilize this shipping company.

The company specializes in the shipping of container cargo with a total fleet of 84 container ships.

The container ships have a total capacity of 8,250 twenty-foot equivalent units.

When shipping bulk shipment, you can ship with one of the 17 fleets that the company has in possession.

Yang Ming Marine began operations in 1972 and has its headquarters in Keelung, Taiwan (ROC).

iii. Orient Overseas Container Line

This is one of the largest shipping company that you can use to ship your cargo from China to Estonia with a total fleet of 240 vessels.

Among this vessels include 59 vessels of different classes.

The total carrying capacity of these vessels is 800,000 TEUs.

You can locate the headquarters of this company in Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

By using this company, you can ship weekly to Estonia from China.

iv. Evergreen Marine Corp

The headquarters of this shipping company is in Luzhu District, Taoyuan City, Taiwan but has offices around the world.

You can use one of its 150 fleets to ship your cargo from China to Estonia conveniently.

The operations of this company started in 1968 and had grown to be among the leading in Shipping and distribution of cargo.

Evergreen Marine Corp. generally operates five key routes that include:

  • East Asia to North America/Central America
  • East Asia to Northern Europe/Mediterranean
  • Europe to North America (transatlantic)
  • East Asia to Southern Hemisphere (intercontinental)
  • Intra-Asia

v. Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd is one of the largest shipping company in the world with its headquarters in Toranomon, Minato, Japan.

It, however, has offices in major ports around the world.

The company can offer you a wide range of shipping services for your shipping from China to Estonia.

These services include dry cargo, liquefied natural gas carriers, Ro-Ro Car Carrier, tankers and container services.

This company has a long experience in the shipping industry that dates back to 1884.

vi. Hapag-Lloyd shipping company

With its headquarters in Hamburg, Germany, this shipping company began operations in the year 1847.

The shipping company consists of a fleet of 173 container ships with a total carrying capacity of 916,439 TEUs.

Hapag-Lloyd shipping company merged with CSAV from Chile in the year 2014 to form one of the biggest shipping company globally.

Among its fleet include ships that can handle a total of 13,000 TEUs worth of containers.

vii. COSCO Shipping Co. Ltd

The headquarters of this shipping company that started operations in the year 1961 is in Xicheng District in Beijing.

This company has a total of 1114 ships to ship your cargo from China to Estonia.

The shipping company specializes in the shipment of dry bulk and container cargo with its vessels having a total carrying capacity of 85.32 million DWT.

viii. CMA CGM Group

CMA CGM shipping company is the largest shipping company that you can use to ship your cargo from China to Estonia.

The port use over 200 shipping routes to your cargo in over 42 ports.

The company began operation in the year 1978 and has its headquarters in Marseille, Germany.

ix. Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC)

This is the second largest shipping company regarding container shipping capacity with a total of 2,435,000 twenty-foot TEUs.

There are 471 container vessels that you can use to ship your cargo from China to Estonia.

You can locate the headquarters of this shipping company in Geneva, Switzerland but it has offices around major ports in the world.

Operations in this company started in the year 1970.

x. A.P. Moller-Maersk Group

Lastly, you can ship your cargo from China to Estonia using A. Moller Maersk shipping company.

The company started operations in 1904 and has its headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The company specializes in the container and tanker shipping.

Air Freight from China to Estonia

Another method of shipping your cargo is by use of air.

Categories of cargo that you can ship using this method include expensive items, samples, urgent cargo,and sensitive cargoes.

Estonian Air

Estonian Air

This method is faster when you compare with ocean shipment but quite expensive.

Delivery of your cargo via this way can take a couple of days.

Let’s see the details that you will encounter when using air shipment.

Air Freight Shipping Service from China to Estonia Cost

Before utilizing air freight, you will have to consider the cost of using it.

Though faster, you will have to pay more to use this service.

Some of the charges that you will encounter when using this method include the following:

  • Fuel surcharge
  • Security surcharge
  • Terminal Handling Charges
  • Airport transfers
  • Dangerous goods surcharge

Major International Airports in Estonia

There are a couple of airports that you can ship your cargo to from China.

However, the leading international airport is the Tallinn International Airport which you can use as your stopping point from China.

Airports in Estonia

Airports in Estonia

From there, you can ship your cargo to other parts of Estonia using the following airports.

  • Tartu International Airport
  • Kuressaare Airport
  • Kärdla Airport
  • Pärnu Airport
  • Kihnu Airfield

Trusted Airlines from China to Estonia

For you to conveniently ship via air, you will need the services of cargo airlines that you can trust.

There are many cargo airlines available for the shipment of your cargo.

You, therefore, need to research before picking one.

Perhaps on your checklist, you need to inquire about the following:

  • The services they provide.
  • The shipping cost
  • The duration of shipping your cargo
  • If they operate to the destination that you want.

That aside, here is a look at the top cargo carriers that you can choose to ship your cargo from China to Estonia.

Qatar Cargo

Qatar Cargo

i. Qatar Airways Cargo

As the third world largest cargo carrier, Qatar Airways cargo has its headquarters in Doha, Qatar.

The airline started operations in 1994 and has a total fleet of 220.

Among this fleet is the Boeing 777F which you can ship your cargo from China to Estonia.

ii. Cargolux airlines

You can use this airline which has its headquarters in Luxembourg to ship your cargo from China to Spain.

The airline has a total of 28 fleet that ensures you have an airline any moment you want to ship your cargo.

iii. China Airlines

China airlines is another cargo airline that you can use to ship your cargo.

With its headquarters in Taoyuan city in the Republic of China, the airline boasts of a total of 88 fleets.

iv. Air China Cargo

Air China Cargo is a subsidiary of Air China that has a total of 405 fleets.

The airlines started operations in the year 1988 with its headquarters in Beijing China.

v. Lufthansa airlines

This is the largest airline in Europe with a total of 283 fleets and has its headquarters in Cologne, Germany.

You can use this airline that started operations in 1955 to ship your cargo from China to Europe.

vi. Cathay Pacific Airlines

You can ship your cargo via this airline to Estonia. The airline has a total of 146 fleets that you can choose to ship your cargo.

You can locate the offices of this airline that started operations in the year 1946 at its headquarters in Cathay City, Hong Kong International Airport

How to Find the Right Freight Forwarder when Shipping from China to Estonia

For you to ship your cargo from China to Estonia, you will need the services of a freight forwarder.

There are many forwarders in China that you can select.

Freight forwarder

Freight forwarder

However, finding a reliable and trustworthy forwarder can be a problem.

But don’t worry, I am going to show you steps you can follow to find a reliable forwarder.

Have a look

1) Research the details of the forwarding company

The first step that you can engage in is to research the details of the forwarding company.

This entails checking the location of the company and how you can access them including their address.

Also, check the facilities that they have.

For instance, if they have warehouses or containers for their clients.

You can also check if they charge for these facilities or they offer them free of charge.

There are reliable forwarders who can provide you with these facilities free of charge.

2) Enquire about the experience

Another way of getting a reputable forwarder in China is by inquiring about their experience.

Ask if they can handle your shipping requirement and to show proof of their experience.

Another way of checking this is to inquire what other services they offer apart from the standard shipping needs.

This includes services such as RORO, Reefer, and OOG shipment.

Remember even though you might not need these services at the start, you may need them as you expand your business.

3) Licenses and membership

You can weigh the reputation of a forwarding company by checking on its membership and licenses.

The licenses need to have the approval of the government to conduct the forwarding business.

You can check this by visiting the necessary government authorities to confirm.

On the other hand, a forwarding company that has membership in an association shows that the company is reputable.

Membership may include international bodies such as FIAT and WCA or local bodies.

Such forwarders will professionally handle your cargo since they need to protect their reputation.

4) Point of contact

Enquire if the forwarder has forwarding network in Estonia who can help in a smooth shipment of your cargo.

The importance of this is that it will cut cost on your part since you will deal with only one forwarder.

5) Beating deadlines

Confirm if the forwarder is in a position to beat your deadline.

A good forwarder is one that can handle your cargo safely and deliver it within time unless an unexpected situation arises.

The advantage you have when you pick a local forwarder in China is immense.

First, when you compare to other forwarders, they are cheap.

The reason for this is that there is cheap labor in China which makes the overall cost to be lower.

Freight forwarder

Freight forwarder

Also, the local forwarders are much conversant with the legal requirements such as licensing and customs.

They can, therefore, handle your cargo quickly.

Another plus for the local forwarders in China is that they are flexible.

They have agents in Estonia who can help in customs clearance of your cargo in Estonia.

Import Declaration and Customs Clearance in Estonia

If there is one area you need to be prompt with is the customs.

Quick clearance and adherence to the customs rules in Estonia will help you in importing your cargo effectively.

You, therefore, need to understand the details you need when it comes to customs.

Allow me to take you through.

Estonia Prohibited and Restricted Goods

In as much as you want to import, there are some prohibited imports from China to Estonia.

These are the prohibited goods.

Prohibited imports to Estonia

Prohibited imports to Estonia

Importing these goods will lead to confiscation by the customs,and you may also have to pay fine.

These goods include:

  • Currency, foreign
  • Cereals
  • Explosives, combustive preparation equipment.
  • Inorganic chemicals
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Medical samples and equipment
  • Items contrary to the political, social or economic order of the State
  • Ivory
  • Jewelry, precious stones and metals
  • Live trees, plants,and bulbs
  • Paper securities serving as instruments of payment
  • Products from the milling industry
  • Pornography materials
  • Seeds, grains,and fruit
  • Trademarks and labels

Another category of goods that you need to pay attention to are the restricted goods.

You can import these goods but subject to government authorization.

You, therefore, need to have permits and licenses to enable you to import these goods.

Goods in this category include dangerous weapons as may be advised by the relevant authorities.

On the lighter part, Estonia does not restrict most of its imports.

However, you need to confirm with the relevant authorities to ensure that your goods meet the standards set for imports.

Import Documents for Customs Clearance in Estonia

There are documents you need to have them in hand so that the customs can clear your goods quickly.

Remember, delays in getting clearance of your cargo will imply that you will pay fines on the cargo.

Importing documents

Importing documents summary

To avoid extra charges, always ensure that you have the necessary documents ready.

These documents include the following.

· Import license

Before you start importing your cargo, you will need to have an import license.

This gives you the right to do the importation business in Estonia,and you will need it every time you import to Estonia.

· Intrastat document

This document is important to the customs hence you need to submit it together with other documents.

The purpose of this form is to aid in collecting of trade and statistic information by the customs.

· Declaration of conformity

You will need this document to satisfy the customs that your goods meet all the requirements as per the directives of the product.

Your supplier in China will prepare this document.

The information in the document includes the name and address of the manufacturer and information about the product such as the serial number.

· Packing list     

The customs will require that you submit a packing list of your imports.

The packing list contains the description of your goods, the weight, length, width,and height of your cargo.

The details in this document should be the same as the ones in the commercial invoice.

· Commercial invoice

The commercial invoice is a document that details the value and quantity of the goods that you are importing to Estonia.

The customs need to ascertain if the cost of the goods are factual since it will be required to calculate applicable taxes and duties.

· Bill of landing

The importance of this document to the customs is that it acts as a declaration document on the nature of goods you are importing.

It confirms the description of the cargo to the customs.

· CMR waybill

The use of this document is important if you are shipping via road.

It indicated the obligation of each party that is in contract to ship your cargo via road.

· Bill of entry

You will have to submit this document for examination by the customs.

It details the nature, quantity,and value of the goods you are importing from China to Estonia.

The customs will use this document to ensure conformity to the fixed tariffs and regulations.

· Certificate of origin

You will need a certificate of origin to ascertain the origin of your import as being from China.

This is important when there is a trade agreement between China and Estonia.

You may enjoy specific favorable tariff when there is such an agreement.

· Restricted cargo permits

If you are importing restricted cargo, you will have to acquire a permit that allows you to import that cargo.

Permits vary depending on the kind of cargo you are importing.

Be sure to check with the relevant authorities for the permits before importing.

Failure to have these documents may lead to confiscation of your cargo by the customs.

How to Calculate Estonia Import Taxes and Duties

The price of your cargo is not the only cost that you will encounter.

There are several costs when shipping from China to Estonia including applicable taxes and duties.

Import Taxes in Estonia

Import taxes in Estonia

You need to know these taxes so that you can prepare early enough.

Here is a look at the taxes of various cargoes that you can import to Estonia from China

Before we proceed, you need to understand that the value of the CIF is the one the customs will use to calculate the taxes you will pay.

You will pay an exercise duty if you are importing tobacco, alcohol, electricity, some packaging materials, and motor fuel.

When you are importing books or some pharmaceuticals, you will pay a 9% VAT on them which is a reduction from the standard 20%.

There are some electronic goods which you can import to Estonia duty-free.

Check with the customs before importing electronics.

You won’t pay tax and duties if you are importing samples for a given duration.

Lastly, if the value of your FOB is between EUR (€) 150 and €21, you will be excluded from paying any duty or tax.

BanSar Freight Forwarding Services from China to Estonia

In case you are looking for a reliable forwarder, BanSar forwarders need to be your choice.

What makes s different from the rest?

Well, first we have been in this industry for over ten years now to understand how best to handle our clients.

We tailor our services to satisfy the individual needs of our clients.

This includes enjoying free warehousing and containerization of up to 30 days.

We also have in place a dedicated staff that is up to date with the customs laws.

They will help you in quick clearance of your cargo which will help you receive your cargo faster.

Our staff is professionals who will handle your cargo with the care it deserves.

Lastly, you can enjoy our competitive rates when you choose to ship through us.


If you thought shipping from China to Estonia is difficult, then I hope that this guide has simplified your experience.

And it can be a lot easier if you have a reliable forwarder who can handle your shipment for you.

I hope you will choose a reliable forwarder to help you ship from China to Estonia.

Get in touch with us and let us lessen your shipping experience.

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