Shipping Masks Abroad from Hong Kong

香港寄口罩到海外

With a shortage of masks around the world, many have been using Spaceship to send loved ones abroad (in countries such as Japan, the U.S., U.K., Australia, Thailand, Canada, South Korea, Vietnam, Malaysia, Spain, Switzerland, Holland, New Zealand, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, etc) masks and other PPE. 

 

If you also need to send masks and other PPE to destinations around the world, please take note of Spaceship’s tips in the article below. In our example below, we will be shipping 250 masks (around 5 boxes) from Hong Kong to the United States.

 

 

 

Updated regulations for shipping masks from Hong Kong to overseas

(Updated as on 4 March 2021)

Shipping masks to worldwide (General)

  • Each order can ship not more than 250 pcs for personal use
  • Masks should be in their original packaging and must be placed in a box 
  • Duty and tax may apply subject to Customs examination and decision
  • Sender might need to provide necessary information upon import country Customs request

Shipping masks to U.K.

  • Each order can ship not more than 250 pcs for personal use
  • Masks should be in their original packaging and must be placed in a box 
  • Tax free if declared value is lower than GBP39.  Final calculation of duty and tax is subjected to Customs examination and decision in U.K.
  • Sender might need to provide necessary information upon import country Customs request

Shipping masks to U.S.

  • Each order can ship not more than 250 pcs for personal use
  • Please declare items as “Masks – not for medical use” so registration with FDA is not required
  • Masks should be in their original packaging and must be placed in a box 
  • Tax free if declared value is lower than USD100.  Final calculation of duty and tax is subjected to Customs examination and decision in U.S.
  • Sender might need to provide necessary information upon import country Customs request

Shipping masks to Australia

  • Each order can ship not more than 250 pcs for personal use
  • Masks should be in their original packaging and must be placed in a box 
  • Tax free if declared value is lower than AUD1,000.  Final calculation of duty and tax is subjected to Customs examination and decision in Australia
  • Sender might need to provide necessary information upon import country Customs request

Shipping masks to Germany

  • Each order can ship not more than 250 pcs for personal use
  • Masks should be in their original packaging and must be placed in a box 
  • Tax free if declared value is lower than EUR45.  Final calculation of duty and tax is subjected to Customs examination and decision in Germany
  • Sender might need to provide necessary information upon import country Customs request

Tutorial on shipping masks

Four Easy Steps to Sending Masks Abroad

STEP 1

Courier Comparision

  • Start a free quotation
  • Choose the origin and destination of the package
  • Enter the approximate volume, quantity, and estimated weight of your package. Spaceship will then help you get a discounted quotation for shipping from various international express companies. Select the appropriate shipping service and click continue, 

*Please note: The shipping cost of masks is calculated based on the size and volume of the package, not the number of boxes or weight. If you want to know the approximate shipping cost of the masks, please directly enter the approximate size and volume of the masks into Spaceship’s shipping calculator. You will instantly see the delivery time and freight quotes required for different courier services.

STEP 2

Pick Your Courier Service

  • Spaceship allows you to immediately compare mailing options, required time, and shipping costs of different international express companies based on the information you enter. 
  • Delivery prices are arranged from low to high, so you can find the appropriate option for you at a glance. 

*On import tax

Please note: mailing anything overseas may result in an import tax that is calculated upon the package’s arrival at the customs office of its final destination. A customs officer will notify the recipient of the package of taxed amount and payment. The package will only clear customs after its taxes have been paid. For further details, please visit Duties and Tax

Shipping masks from Hong Kong to U.S. - Step 2
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STEP 3

Enter Parcel Details

  • For  “Item category”, please choose “mask and personal protective products” 
  • In the “Item Declaration Details” category please specify the masks are not for medical use (if you are mailing goggles, please specify “eyeglasses” in this category)

**Please do not fill ‘surgical mask’

  • Fill in the total amount of masks that you are going to ship. Please note the maximum number of masks per order is 250.
Shipping masks from Hong Kong to U.S. - Step 3
STEP 4

Enter Pick-up Information

  • Enter sender’s information 
  • Fill in the sender’s pick-up information to let us know when to pick your package up
  • Fill in the recipient’s information

*Please note: Due to the shortage of masks globally and governmental restrictions on exporting masks, customs clearance speed and regulations are changing daily. Please contact Spaceship’s online customer service for any and all inquiries.

Shipping masks from Hong Kong to U.S. - Step 4
FINISH

Online Payment

  • After confirming the reservation details and estimated shipping fee, enter your contact information and credit card details.  Then, press confirm to submit
  • If you would like to redeem a coupon, please enter the discount code and select your coupon
  • Once the shipment is confirmed, Spaceship will charge your credit card with the estimated shipping fee
  • Once your shipment is completed, courier company will issue official shipment details in 2-3 weeks, listing the actual size and weight of your parcel.  Spaceship will then collect or refund the difference
  • The more accurate the information you entered when estimating the shipment fee, the difference will be minimized
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After completing payment, you will receive a confirmation email from Spaceship.  Shipping labels and commercial invoice are included in the email.  Please print them out and hand them to the courier staff when they come for pick-up.

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