Shipping dietary supplements and vitamins overseas

【Spaceship快遞教室】寄藥物和寄維他命到海外可以嗎?-cover

Want to show your love and care to your loved one in this pandemic?  Shipping presents overseas is one of the sweet gestures! The medicines manufactured in Hong Kong are quality-guaranteed are essential medicines for many Hong Kong people. Can medicines and health foods be sent to other places by international express? Check out Spaceship’s guide to shipping dietary supplements overseas!

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Can you ship medicines overseas?

  • Products containing medicinal ingredients are categorised as forbidden items with full restrictions. Therefore, it can’t be shipped using international courier services
  • No matter it’s eyedrops, Chinese and Western medicines, anti-inflammatory cream for external use, analgesic plaster, pain relief patch, it can’t be shipped via international courier services

Learn more about Shipping Restrictions 

Can you ship dietary supplements overseas?

Restrictions vary in different countries and regions.  Customs in some countries might require prior applications and declarations.  Logistic Specialists on Spaceship are here to help!

Restrictions for importing vitamins and dietary supplements in different countries:

Shipping vitamins and dietary supplements to US 🇺🇸

  • You need to log in to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration website to fill in the Prior Notice and obtain the Prior Notice Confirmation number at least four hours before shipment
  • For every dietary supplements, you’ll need to fill in a separate form

Reminders from Spaceship
If you need to ship vitamins and dietary supplements to US, we recommend picking UPS, an international courier service with more experience!

Shipping vitamins and dietary supplements to Japan 🇯🇵

  • Japan has strict restrictions on importing medicinal products, vitamins and other dietary supplements, so it can’t be shipped to Japan.

Shipping vitamins and dietary supplements to Spain 🇪🇸

  • Spain has strict restrictions on importing medicinal products, vitamins and other dietary supplements, so it can’t be shipped to Spain.

Shipping vitamins and dietary supplements to Canada 🇨🇦

  • Please list out the name and the category of the product
  • We recommend marking down the ingredients and details of the product for future references

Shipping vitamins and dietary supplements to the UK 🇬🇧

  • Don’t forget to list out the product name and category when filling in declaration details before shipping.  For example, vitamin C, probiotics, calcium tablets
  • We recommend marking down the ingredients and details of the product for future references

Shipping vitamins and dietary supplements to Taiwan 🇹🇼

  • Each order cannot exceed 6kg; each type of dietary supplement can send up to 12 bottles, and the total cannot exceed 36 bottles.
  • The total amount of oral tablet capsules should not exceed 2400
  • Don’t forget to list out the product name and category when filling in declaration details before shipping.  For example, vitamin C, probiotics, calcium tablets
  • We recommend marking down the ingredients and details of the product for future references

Reminders from Spaceship
If your shipping destination country is not listed here, please contact our Customer Service Specialist online first!

Guide to Shipping Vitamins to Taiwain

Shipping Vitamins from Hong Kong to Taiwan using Spaceship in 4 steps

STEP 1

Courier Comparison

  • Start free quote
  • Pick the origin and the destination
  • Select the parcel type and enter the estimated weight,  quantity and weight of your parcel
  • You can simply enter the estimated weight.  This estimated weight will be used to calculate the approximate shipping free for this shipment.  The actual amount will be calculated based on the actual weight measured by the courier company.

STEP 2

Pick Your Courier Service

  • Based on the information you provided, Spaceship will immediately compare your shipping options displaying shipping time and costs of various local and international courier services.  Delivery options are sorted by price from low to high, so you can find the best option for you at a glance.
How to ship vitamin c from Hong Kong to Taiwan - Step 2
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STEP 3
Enter Parcel Details

  • For Item Category, please select 【Food and beverage, supplements】and 【Dry food or snacks】
  • For item declaration details, please fill in “vitamin c capsule”

STEP 4

  • Enter the information for pick-up service in Hong Kong and the recipient’s details in Taiwan

Reminders from Spaceship
There are different ingredient restrictions for sending vitamins or dietary supplements to different countries, and some countries need to submit supporting documents. We recommend referring to the regulations of your destination country before sending and submitting relevant documents to avoid parcels being detained or destroyed.

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 use 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 with 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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  • 選用Fedex優先快遞(IP)寄BNO,於付款時記得選取優惠碼,運費即減HKD50! 

Reminders from Spaceship
Note sure what not to ship? Contact our Customer Service Specialist online!

Hong Kong is a free port.  Shipping overseas may be subjected to duties and tax in accordance with local customs requirements.  

Learn more about Duties and Tax 

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