Shipping Masks Abroad from Hong Kong

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With a shortage of masks around the world, many have been using Spaceship to send loved ones abroad (in countries such as Japan, the US, UK, 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 150 masks (around 3 boxes) from Hong Kong to the United States.

 

 

 

Express Shipping of Masks from Hong Kong to the United States🇺🇸

Applicable if:

  • the masks are mailed from Hong Kong to the US
  • the masks are for personal use only
  • if the package does not exceed 250 masks (around 5 boxes, as there are 50 masks in a standard box)

 

We recommend using FedEx in this case. Spaceship will help you prepare the required consignment and customs documents automatically to help you clear US customs as efficiently as possible.  

 

*On shipment 

  • The cost of sending masks is based on the size and volume of the package, not the number of boxes. To receive an accurate quotation, please enter the package information (the approximate size and weight of the package) in Spaceship’s shipping calculator, and Spaceship will show and compare different courier options for you. 

 

**On import tax

  • Mailing masks to the US may result in an import tax, which is determined by a customs officer upon inspection and arrival. The officer will notify the recipient of the package of the amount owed, and the package will only clear customs after the tax has been paid. For further details, please visit Duties & Tax

 

***On filling out the shipping information

  • In the Item Category, please select “Masks and Personal Protective Products” and “Masks”
  • In the Item Declaration Details section, please specify the masks are NOT for medical use 
  • In the Total section, please fill out total number of individual masks. Please note that 250 masks per order is our max. 
Shipping Tutorial (Mask): Fedex Screencap
* The above rate is for reference only, actual charge is calculated base on actual size, volumetric weight and actual weight of your parcel
Shipping Tutorial (Mask): Parcel Details Screencap
* The above rate is for reference only, actual charge is calculated base on actual size, volumetric weight and actual weight of your parcel

Express Shipping of Masks from Hong Kong to Australia🇦🇺

Applicable if:

  • the masks are mailed from Hong Kong to the Australia
  • the masks are for personal use only
  • if the package does not exceed 250 masks (around 5 boxes, as there are 50 masks in a standard box)

 

We recommend using TNT in this case. Spaceship will help you prepare the required consignment and customs documents automatically to help you clear Australia customs as efficiently as possible.  

*The cost of sending masks is based on the size and volume of the package, not the number of boxes. To receive an accurate quotation, please enter the package information (the approximate size and weight of the package) in Spaceship’s shipping calculator, and Spaceship will show you different courier options to compare and contrast.

Shipping Tutorial (Mask): TNT Screencap
* The above rate is for reference only, actual charge is calculated base on actual size, volumetric weight and actual weight of your parcel

Countries With Imported Mask Regulations

(updated as of 6 Jul 2020)

Spaceship reminder

Please note: Sending masks overseas can result in a custom tax. The actual taxed amount is determined by a customs officer upon inspection and arrival, and the recipient of the package will be notified of the tax amount owed. The package will only clear customs once the tax has been paid.

.Vietnam: A Vietnamese Red Cross certificate is required for a Vietnamese recipient to receive masks in the mail

.Indonesia: An Indonesian Ministry of Health import license and mask inspection certificate is required for an Indonesian recipient to receive masks in the mail

.Thailand: An individual may receive a maximum of 180 personal masks; an import license is required for masks to be mailed by a business 

.Philippines: masks are one of their controlled imports, and a recipient must provide a CPR (product registration certificate) to receive masks in the mail

.Taiwan: An individual may receive a maximum of 1,000 personal masks and are required to provide sworn document to prove the masks are not for commercial use

.South Korea: An Individual may receive a maximum of 3,000 masks

.Japan: N95 masks are subjugated to the Japanese Pharmaceutical Affairs Law (PAL), and the sender must contact the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare on sending procedures; surgical masks are not controlled under the PAL law and can be mailed normally; other COVID protecting PPE may require an import license as well

.US: Non-medical masks designated without medical use can be shipped normally, otherwise, the mask’s manufacturer’s name, address, production materials, and FDA registration number is required for import (Spaceship recommends using FedEx to ship masks into the US)

.UK: Masks shipped for personal use should not exceed 250 masks per shipment and the masks need to have a CE certification and mark

.Spain: The mask parcel cannot exceed 2 kg. The recipient must provide a declaration stating the masks are NOT for medical or commercial use. If the masks are for medical use, they must pass an inspection conducted by the Spanish Ministry of Health and meet CE standards.

.France: France has nationalised face masks and other PPE equipment and thus can detain or tax masks upon arrival. Masks that meet CE standards can be imported freely and are exempt from taxation.

.Italy: Importing masks require permission from the Italian Ministry of Health and must meet CE standards

.Singapore: Importing more than 150 masks at one time must be reported online to the Singapore Health Sciences Authority. 

.Malaysia: 2-ply or 3-ply masks can be imported

.Australia: Masks must be mailed in a box, and if for personal use, must be within a reasonable amount (250 masks is our recommendation)

.Germany: Masks must be mailed in a box, and if for personal use, must be within a reasonable amount (250 masks is our recommendation)

 

Countries Without Imported Mask Regulations

New Zealand, Canada, Denmark

Spaceship reminder

Please note: Due to the ever-changing circumstances of COVID-19, international mailing restrictions are changing daily. If you have any questions or concerns about sending a package, please contact Spaceship’s online customer service before sending a package.

Application for mask health certification, customs declaration, or customs certification documents

.If border customs of the destination country requires certification documents of the masks, sender must contact the product manufacturer to obtain relevant information for the documents. 

.Custom declaration requirements are rigid and will not change depending on the purpose of your shipment or the quantity you mail.

.Most countries approve of the shipment of masks for personal use, so we recommend keeping it to a maximum of 250 masks (around 5 boxes) per shipment to prove the mailed masks are for personal use. Please declare the exact contents of the package when shipping masks by selecting “masks and personal protective products” and “masks” in the “Items” category and specify the masks are NOT for medical use in the “Items Declaration Details” category.

Preparing Masks for Post

.Please pack the masks before the courier comes to pick the package up

.We recommend shipping masks in the boxes you bought them in 

.If you want to mail the masks without the box it was originally packaged in, please keep it in a box or bag that will keep the masks clean and consider whether its new packaging has enough protective measures to keep the masks clean. We recommend packing the original box the masks came in into the mailed package, so customs officers at the masks’ final destination can inspect the package and confidently clear customs. We recommend including the original box the masks came in even if the country of the masks’ final destination does not require mask information or certification.

Mailing Cloth Masks

.Please mail no more than 250 medically non-certified cloth masks. When entering its details, please select “masks and personal protective products” and “masks” in the “Items” category and specify the masks are “cloth masks for non-medical use” in the “Items Declaration Details” category. Failure to provide all these details could result in the package’s inability to clear customs. 

Mailing Disinfecting Supplies

  • Please do not mail alcohol and items with an alcohol content. All pure alcohol, sterilized alcohol, sterilized wet wipes of any alcohol concentration, alcohol hand rub, alcohol spray/compression spray/high pressure spray bottle and gas, etc. are dangerous prohibited items and should never be shipped via international express delivery.
  • Instead, please mail non-alcoholic disinfectant supplies such as disinfectant wipes without alcohol in its original unopened container with ingredients and raw materials clearly displayed for customs clearance by customs officers.

Mask Shipping Demonstration

Four Easy Steps to Sending Masks Abroad

STEP 1

Compare shipping prices for your package

  • Start a free quotation
  • Choose the sending and receiving 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.

Mask Shipping Tutorial Step 1
STEP 2

Choosing a 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

Mask Shipping Tutorial Step 2
*Screen capture date: 2020/07/13
STEP 3

Entering shipping content details

  • In the “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” category. Please note the maximum number of masks we ship per order is 250.
Mask Shipping Tutorial Step 3
STEP 4

Enter Pickup 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.

Mask Shipping Tutorial Step 4

Spaceship Reminder

Couriers may not call the sender before picking the package up

FINISH

Payment and Appointment Set-up Success

  • As a newly registered Spaceship user, you can receive a discount code for $20HKD off your first order with the code “SPACESHIP20”* (*Terms and Conditions apply; please refer to Sign Up & Get $20 Shipping Discount for more details)
  • After credit card payment is complete, you will receive an email confirmation from Spaceship. The email will also have your shipping labels and invoice. 
  • Print your shipping labels out and leave it out along with your packaged mail for the courier to help you do the rest. 
  • Happy mailing 🙂
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Spaceship Reminds you

  • When the mail arrives at its final destination, local customs will inspect the package and determine customs clearance procedures based on its value, type, quantity, and purpose. If necessary, local customs will contact the recipient through the courier company to request required documents or taxes before the package can clear customs. The delivery process will continue only after necessary actions to clear customs are taken. 
  • For the most up-to-date information on custom laws and delivery status of the package, the recipient can directly contact the local courier company.

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