If you visit this page, probably you want to import goods from China to Iran, here we give you full guide and all important information that you need about all process for import from china and international shipping process from china to Iran too.
Iran, with a long history, one of the main business partners for china in the middle east, and every year, many business people from China travel to Iran to buy and import chinse goods.
Between China and Iran, we have many different shipping options like air cargo, ocean freight, express shipping service, and door to door shipping service that can help to Iranian businessman have many opportunities for shipping from china to Iran.
is not essential you want to send a small or heavy package, in DDPCH we always have many solutions for you
DDPCH is one of the main leaders for shipping from China to Iran; we are happy that in our company, we provide service to more than +500 Iranian customers, and we have a long relationship with many Iranian companies as a shipping agent.
So do not worry about price and service for shipping from China to Iran; we try to give you the best solution and price in the market for Iranian customers.
Customs clearance in Iran
unfortunately, the customs clearance process in Iran is one of the most difficult processes in the world 😀
For example, maybe for some goods, you need 4 or 5 different licenses from different organizations, and its to make this process hard and costly.
Many different regulations make much trouble for Iranian businessmen, and they must spend to much cost to finish the customs clearance process from Iran customs.
Iran has many big seaports and international airport that allow people to have many options for import and customs clearance
How to start the customs clearance process in Iran?
Before start customs clearance in Iran is better to find a customs broker or customs agent that has a powerful relationship in Iran customs. If you have a good customs broker that can help you to prepare a document and apply for a different license in Iran called this person ( ترخیص کار ).
You can have an agreement with your customs broker that does everything for you and finish all customs clearance process.
Necessary documents for customs clearance in Iran
If you want to start your customs clearance process in Iran and have a plan to ship a package from China to Iran, you must prepare many documents.
here we telling you main document that you need for start customs clearance process in Iran :
- COMMERCIAL ID – کارت بازرگانی
- DELIVERY ORDER – ترخیصیه
- WAREHOUSE RECEIPT – قبض انبار
- BILL OF LOADING – بارنامه
- Packing list
- PROFORMA INVOICE
- CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN – گواهی مبدا
- STANDARD CERTIFICATE – گواهی استاندارد
- ORDER OF REGISTRATION – ثبت سفارش بازرگانی
- LOGICAL PERMISSION
What is COMMERCIAL ID ?
If you want to import any goods, you must have a COMMERCIAL ID; this card allows you to import three categories of products to Iran.
Engaging in the business of exportation and importation of goods for commercial purposes requires a commercial card that shall be issued by the Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, and Mines and approved by the Ministry of Commerce.
Some people do not have a COMMERCIAL ID, so they pay an extra fee to other people and rent a COMMERCIAL ID and use that card.
The Commercial Card shall be issued by the branches of IranChamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines, and agriculture in Tehran or the provinces to the applicants who meet the following conditions. The card shall be valid for one year, on a field-specific activity according to the application, upon the approval of the Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade.
Should the Commercial-Card holder settle prior debts owing to the customs’ Administration, the aforesaid imports limit amount maybe lifted tantamount to the up-said settled debt. Manufacturing units having official operation license, are exempt from this limitation solely in cases of procuring items needed for their manufacture meant. The imports-permissible chapters (of the import-Export Book) for each Commercial-Card holder – and especially for staples & sensitive items – will be determined based on the rank got in the Integrated credit assessment System. The minister for Industry, Mines & Trade may lift this import limitation.
The validity of the Commercial Cards, Which have been issued for industrial firms, should be five years.
What is DELIVERY ORDER – ترخیصیه?
A DELIVERY ORDER is a document that your shipping agent or airline gives to you after arriving shipment to Iran.
This document means you pay shipping fees to airlines or shipping companies, and you can start your customs clearance process without any problem in Iran customs.
What is WAREHOUSE RECEIPT – قبض انبار?
After arriving your shipping to destination port in Iran ( maybe Tehran airport or Bandar abbas sea port or …. ) after uploading your shipment from airplane or ship, your shipment sent to a customs warehouse.
So after finish customs clearance, you can pick up your shipment from the customs warehouse.
What is BILL OF LOADING – بارنامه?
A legal document issued by a carrier to a shipper as a contract of carriage of goods. When a Chinese manufacturer is exporting their goods by sea across the globe, the terms of transportation are agreed upon among three stakeholders: supplier, carrier, and recipient.it acts as a receipt of freight.
A legal document issued by a carrier to a shipper as a contract of carriage of goods. When a Chinese company is shipping its products by sea or air across the globe, the terms of transportation are agreed upon among three stakeholders: supplier, shipping company, and recipient.it acts as a receipt of freight services and a document of title.
It also serves as proof of the contract of carriage entered among the carrier and the exporter.
A BOL provides the driver and the carrier with all the necessary information to process the freight shipment.
What is the Packing list?
The Packing List contains an itemized and detailed list of goods.It is intended to complement the Commercial invoice and assist Customs in the identification and monitoring of goods.
if you want do customs clerance in iran you need packing list , you can get your packing list from your seller .
in packing list Describe all the shipments, including separate entries detailing precisely what’s in each box and the weight of each and
this document is indispensable for consignments sent as Formal
Import to Iran.
What is PROFORMA INVOICE ?
This is a document that formalizes the transfer of ownership of goods to the buyer. A commercial or proforma invoice must accompany all shipments that are dutiable in the country of destination.
when you buy any product from any seller, you must have a proforma invoice
All commercial invoices must meet the following information
- Tax ID for importer;
- Full description and Harmonized System Code (HS);
- Merchandise unit cost, quantity and currency
- Applicable INCOTERM used (DDP/DDU/EXW);
- Must have the exporter logotype.
What is CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN (CO) ?
Some countries require a signed Certificate of Origin for all commodities, while others only need one for specific products.
In many cases, a statement of origin printed on the company letterhead will suffice. When a signed certificate is required, you can usually obtain a Certificate of Origin through organizations such as your regional Chamber of Commerce.
you can get CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN (CO) from factory or your seller.
What is STANDARD CERTIFICATE ?
This document issue by Iran Standards and Quality Inspection Company, after that a shipment arrive at one of Iran customs, all shipment check by Standards and Quality Inspection Company.
all product after inspection must pass all standard of Standards and Quality Inspection Company
You can use a private inspection company that qualified with Iran Standards and Quality Inspection Company.
fofor checking more info, you can check Iran Standards and Quality Inspection Company website ( click here )
What is the ORDER OF REGISTRATION?
If you want to import any goods to Iran before sending any shipment to Iran, you must declare to customs.
Iran customs run an online platform for this process, and they call this system, ntsw or ( سامانه جامع تجارت ).
Everyone that wants to import any goods to Iran needs to submit all shipment document and product information on ntsw website.
What is LOGICAL PERMISSION ?
Depend on the type of your product, maybe you need more than one license and permission to import your goods to Iran.
according to customs regulation in Iran, we have many different licenses like:
- Permission of the Ministry of Culture and Guidance
- Health license
- Atomic Energy Organization license
- Border quarantine permit
- Permission to plant quarantine
- Permission of the Ministry of Roads
- Permission of the Ministry of Communications
Import licensing and order registration by the Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade shall be sufficient to clear the goods, without any need for a separate clearance permit from the same Ministry. However, requirements such as a sanitary certificate from the Ministry of Health Treatment & Medical Education or the Veterinary Organization; a phytosanitary license from the Plant Protection Organization; the standards certificate from the Institute of Standards &Industrial Research, etc. are legally compulsory, and not subject to the provisions of Note 1 of Article 8 of the Law. To end the product quality, such certification shall require the inspection of goods and sampling in origin, or after they enter customs.
In cases where mandatory product standards have been established for imports and proclaimed through the ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade, as well as in the case of other standards and criteria provided for in Article 3 of this ordinance, importers shall be required to assert them in purchase contracts and import registration papers, and to instruct the supplier to ensure that goods dispatched comply with the prescribed standards. Moreover, importers must make payments conditional on inspection certificate testifying that products conform to the rules and norms shown on the transaction documents. The Ministry ofIndustry, Mine, and Trade and the bank are required to refrain from statistical registration as well as the issuance of import permit and order registration of those imported goods whose invoice and other order registration papers do not comply with the standards described above and criteria as the case may require.
What are the regular costs of Iran’s customs?
When you import any product from China to Iran in Iran customs, you should pay many different costs.
here we have a list of those costs:
- Customs duties fee – حقوق گمرکی
- Business profit – سود بازرگانی
- Warehousing cost – قبض انبار و انبارداری
- Around 4 type of TAX – عوارض وزارت راه و شهرداری
Taxes and customs duties in Iran
In Iran customs, each product has different customs tariffs, according to HS code and product category customs in Iran, apply new rule and tariff for each product.
in this photo you can see a sample of category and customs tariff :
How many categories of Iran customs have for all products?
in Iran customs have three types of products for import and export:
with the observance of the relevant criteria, the exportation or importation of these goods shall not require a license
the exportation or importation of these goods is possible by obtaining a license.
the exportation or importation of these goods (purchase, sale or consumption) is forbidden under the sacred Islamic Shari’a and or by law.
Please before import any goods from China to Iran check the type of your product and please pay attention The types and specifications of goods falling under any one of the aforesaid three categories shall be set forth by an ordinance to be drawn up by the Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade approved by the Council of Ministers.
Trade relations between China and Iran
Economic and trade exchanges between China and Iran have developed mainly in two areas, namely, general trade and oil-gas trade.
Every year many businessmen from Iran travel to china to buy Chinese products.
Tehran-Beijing economic relations have grown at an annual average rate of 40% over the past few years, the level of trade among the two countries increased from $400 million in 1994 to $29 billion in 2008 (Iran Sees, 2010: January 18).
“China is currently Iran’s main economic partner in Asia, and also Iran’s third-leading trade partner in the world,” Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said at the Iran-China trade cooperation conference in Tehran, May 11, 2009 (Iran-China, 2009: May 11). China has overtaken the European Union to become Iran’s biggest trading partner.
Official figures say the EU remains Tehran’s most significant commercial partner, by trade totaling $35 billion in 2008, compared with $29 billion with China. But this number disguises the fact that much of Iran’s trade with the United Arab Emirates consists of goods channeled to or from China. Majid-Reza Hariri, Deputy Head of the Iran-China Chamber of Commerce, said that transshipments to China accounted for more than half of Tehran’s $15 billion trade with the UAE.
When this is taken into account, China’s trade with Iran totals at least $36.5 billion, which could be more than with the entire EU bloc.
What does China export to Iran?
The top export destinations of Iran are China ($16.9B), India ($10.2B), South Korea ($7.22B), Italy ($3.48B), and Japan ($3.23B).
Chins export many types of products to Iran like machines, metals, chemical products, and…
What does China import from Iran?
china import many types of product from Iran, like :
- Crude Petroleum
- Iron Ore
- Ethylene Polymers
- Acyclic Alcohols
Prohibited & restricted items in Iran
Iran is a Muslim country, and like another Muslim country there are many Prohibited & restricted items for import or export, we suggest you before starting any business with Iran check this list
Based on the rules and regulations of I.R.Iran, import of some goods and or their export is prohibited. Some of those goods are as follows:
- Alcoholic drinks
- Gambling tools
- Weapons, ammunition and explosive goods
- Narcotic drugs
- Magazines, photos, films and snaps and those goods, which are against religious and national dignity of the country.
- Any type of writings which are against the official religion of the country and /or disturbing discipline and public purity and national dignity.
- Those types of goods which have legitimate and legal prohibition and /or their import and export have not been allowed according to the customs tariff table or special rules.
Air freight from China to Iran
Air cargo and air freight service from china one of the most favorite shipping methods from China to Iran.
Every day many flights from china to Iran are ready to carry shipment to Iran.
if your package more than 30kg and have high value or you want to save time for shipping we recommend d you use air cargo service from China to Iran and as you know air freight service one of most safe service for shipping to Iran,
Maybe air freight has more cost than sea cargo, but you can receive your shipment less than 1 or 2 days in Iran.
Which Airline have air cargo service from china to Iran ?
because of USA sanction now, just a few airlines have air freight service from China to Iran, but still, some airline has shipping service like:
- Mahan airline ( W5)
- Iran Air
- Qatar Airline (QR)
- Kuwait airline ( KU)
- Emirates Airline ( EK)
- Turkish Airline (TK)
Which city from china has Air cargo service to Iran?
regularly the main city in china have a direct flight to Iran like
so if you have any shipment in this city you can use DDPCH service ,
our team can help you with booking space and find the best price in the market
Which city in iran can accept air freight shipment from china ?
In Iran, there are many international airports, but just some of them have an international flight.
so just a few international airports can accept shipment from china like
- Air cargo from china to Tehran ( Imam Khomeini International Airport )
- Air cargo from china to Mashhad ( Hashemi Nejad International Airport )
- Air cargo from china to Shiraz ( Shahid Dastgheyb International Airport)
- Air cargo from china to Tabriz ( Tabriz International Airport)
Air freight transit times from China to Iran
for checking transit time from the central city in china too,ain city in Iran, please check this table
|Shanghai||2-4 days||5-7 days||5-7 days||5-7 days|
|Shenzhen||2-4 days||5-7 days||5-7 days||5-7 days|
|Guangzhou||2-4 days||5-7 days||5-7 days||5-7 days|
|Beijing||2-4 days||5-7 days||5-7 days||5-7 days|
|Hongkong||3-5 days||5-7 days||5-7 days||5-7 days|
Air freight Cost from China to Iran (Shipping cost)
Air freight cost from china to Iran every week change, and it depends on many things like weight/size of shipment/type of shipment, but here we tell you average air cargo shipping cost from china to Iran.
In DDPCH, we always try to offer the best price for air cargo service from China to Iran.
please for checking price contact us
|From / To||22kg+||100kg+||500kg+||1000kg+|
|Air freight from Shenzhen to Tehran||3.5||3||2.5||2|
|Air freight from Shanghai to Tehran||3||2.5||2.4||2.1|
|Air freight from Guangzhou to Tehran||2.5||2||1.8||1.7|
|Air freight from Beijing to Tehran||3.5||3||2.5||2|
|Air freight from Hongkong to Tehran||4||3.8||3.4||3.3|
This price does not include customs clearance fee and local port fee in china
How Track air cargo from China to Iran
usually, most of our customers, after chose air freight service from China to Iran, want to track the shipment until they arrive to find the destination. so here we tell you how you can track your shipment
|Airline Name||link for Tracking Cargo||Airline Name||link for Tracking Cargo|
|Emirates Sky Cargo Tracking||Click here||KLM airline cargo tracking||Click here|
|Qatar Airways Cargo Tracking||Click here||British Airways cargo tracking||Click here|
|Cathay pacific cargo tracking||Click here||Etihad airline cargo tracking||Click here|
|Korean airlines cargo tracking||Click here||Virgin airline cargo tracking||Click here|
|Cargolux Cargo tracking||Click here||Air Canada cargo tracking||Click here|
|Lufthansa cargo tracking||Click here||Aeroflot airline cargo tracking||Click here|
|Air China Cargo Tracking||Click here||Saudi Arabian Airlines cargo tracking||Click here|
|Singapore Airlines Cargo Tracking||Click here||Oman Air cargo tracking||Click here|
|China Southern Airlines Cargo Tracking||Click here||American Airlines cargo tracking||Click here|
|Turkish Airlines Cargo Tracking||Click here||air India cargo tracking||Click here|
|Mahan airline Cargo Tracking||Click here||Kuwait airways cargo tracking||Click here|
|Hainan airlines cargo tracking||Click here||Iran air cargo tracking||Click here|
|Thai Airways Cargo tracking||Click here||Fedex cargo tracking||Click here|
|Japan Airlines Cargo Tracking||Click here||UPS Air Cargo tracking||Click here|
Main Sea Port of Iran
Iran, as one of the biggest countries in the middle east, has many famous and bug sea ports.
Every day thousands of container imports or exports from these sea ports.
If you want to use a sea shipping service from China to Iran, you must choose one of these seaports.
- Bandar Abbas (IRBND)
- Bushehr (IRBUZ)
- Imam Khomeini Port (IRBKM)
- Chabahar (IRZBR)
- Khor Al Zubair (IQKHA)
- Khorramshahr (IRKHO)
What is the best sea port in Iran for shipping from China?
As our experience, we always suggest our customers chose b Bandar Abbas (IRBND) or Bushehr (IRBUZ). Because usually shipping costs to these two port us cheaper and customs process in these two sea ports is more comfortable than other sea ports.
Sea freight transit times from China to Iran ( Ocean fright )
Transit time and delivery time for ocean freight and sea shipping service from china to Iran depend on many factors like:
- Chose FCL or LCL service
- You chose from which port in china
- Destination port
- Use directly shipping service or no
but for checking transit time from main china sea port to Iran you can check this table
|From / To||Bandar Abbas||Bushehr||Imam Khomeini||Khorramshahr|
|Shanghai||35 Days||30 Days||35 Days||25 Days|
|Shenzhen||30 Days||30 Days||25 Days||30 Days|
|Ningbo||25 Days||35 Days||30 Days||25 Days|
|Guangzhou||30 Days||35 Days||30 Days||35 Days|
|Hong Kong||30 Days||30 Days||25 Days||30 Days|
|Qingdao||25 Days||25 Days||30 Days||25 Days|
|Tianjin||25 Days||35 Days||30 Days||35 Days|
|Xiamen||30 Days||30 Days||25 Days||25 Days|
|Dalian||35 Days||30 Days||35 Days||30 Days|
|Dongguan||25 Days||30 Days||35 Days||30 Days|
|Nanjing||35 Days||30 Days||25 Days||25 Days|
Sea Shipping Cost from China to Iran (Ocean fright rate)
Ocean freight rate like air freight cost change very fast and depend on many factors like :
- size and volume of the shipment
- type of container
- type of commodity and product
- from which port in china to which port in Iran
we suggest you contact DDPCH team; our team try to give you the best solution and price for sea shipping from China to Iran
but for your reference we provide sea shipping cost from china to Iran in this table:
|From / To||Bandar Abbas||Bushehr||Imam Khomeini||Khorramshahr|
|Shanghai||850 USD||850 USD||850 USD||4852 USD|
|Shenzhen||1210 USD||850 USD||1050 USD||4110 USD|
|Ningbo||850 USD||980 USD||1100 USD||1100 USD|
|Guangzhou||850 USD||980 USD||1420 USD||1420 USD|
|Hong Kong||1210 USD||850 USD||1420 USD||850 USD|
|Qingdao||1100 USD||980 USD||1210 USD||1050 USD|
|Tianjin||1210 USD||1100 USD||1100 USD||850 USD|
|Xiamen||850 USD||850 USD||1100 USD||1050 USD|
|Dalian||1210 USD||980 USD||1050 USD||1100 USD|
|Dongguan||850 USD||1050 USD||5110 USD||1050 USD|
|Nanjing||1210 USD||1420 USD||1420 USD||850 USD|
Which Shipping Lines have ocean freight service from china to Iran?
at this moment just this Shipping Lines have service from china to Iran
- Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL)
- Evergreen Marine
- Hanjin Shipping ( OOCL )
- United Arab Shipping Company (UASC)
- Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM)
For booking space and containers with this shipping line, you can contact the DDPCH sales team.
Door to Door delivery service from china to Iran
DDPCH offers door-to-door delivery services for customers who want to simplify logistics management, reduce costs, and minimize the risk of loss or product damage.
We are one of the leading agents for Door to Door shipping service from China to Iran.
Our Door to Door service covers sea and air shipping services from China to Iran.
DDPCH can remove days from your seller or factory in china and, delivering goods from china to your address in Iran.
In Door to Door shipping service from China to Iran, we do all shipping and customs clearance process for our customers in Iran.
steps for Door to Door shipping service from china to Iran
First, choose between air or sea shipping service, what is your favorite shipping way.
After that DDPCH team get all important info from you and telling you the final price for our Door to Door shipping service from China to Iran.
We contact the seller in china, and we arrange everything for pickup from the factory or seller warehouse in china. After that, we send your package to the airport or sea port for loading.
After arriving shipment to IRAN, our team in IRAN is starting customs clearness in process, and ts takes around 3 or 5 business days.
After finish customs clearance, we send the package to your address in Iran.
Door to Door shipping cost and transit time from china to Iran
If you want to know the door to door shipping cost from china to Iran and transit time, please send this document to DDPCH team.
less than 1 business day our team calculate all shipping cost and give you final price and time
- Proforma invoice
- Packing list
- Seller address in china
- Your shipping method ( air or sea )
- HS code
Express courier service from China to Iran
Express courier service one of the best options for small package and documents.
If you want to send a package less than 20 kg or documents from china to Iran, we suggest you use Express courier shipping service.
But please pay attention Express courier company usually have very express service, and the price does not include customs clearance cost at Iran.
we suggest you before work with any Express courier company make everything clear after that start working with them
Main Express courier company from china to Iran (International brand)
Unfortunately, because of sanctions, most of the main and best Express courier companies leave Iran and stop service to Iran.
before sanction, all of this company was active in Iran
But now all this company stop working but some local express company in Iran run some service, maybe they do not have excellent quality service and price like the famous brand (DHL, TNT, ARAMEX ) but you can use them for urgent case.
Main Express courier company from china to Iran (Local brand)
Now this Express courier company have express delivery service from china to iran :
- PDE Express
PDE Express is not a bad express company, but they have a very high shipping cost, and sometimes customs fee in Iran is very high, we recommend you just use this company for package less than 5 kg
- FNX SHIPPING
FNX SHIPPING is a company that has good background in Iran and China. They focus on the heavy package but have excellent service for express delivery. That has a reasonable price and a unique supporting system for customers.
this company have an official office and warehouse in china
- PSP EXPRESS
this company start working around two years, they are new but as our experience that has cheap shipping service but customs clearance fee is very high, maybe you use this company service with 50 USD value, and they ask you to pay 100% or 200% customs clearance cost in Iran
- Bre line ( BRE EXPRESS )
This company works for many years. At the beginning they had good service for customers but not they do not have a good background in china. Now thy cheap shipping service but with delay and very very high customs clearance cost for all products in Iran.
- China post or EMS
China Post and EMS belong to the government. These 2 posts are cheap and slow, and we suggest to our customers to use this china post and ems for shipping from china to Iran for package less than 3 kg. When you use china posts and ems, you can track the package until your address in Iran.
But if you want to use china post or ems for sending your package from china to Iran, please pay attention about the value of your shipment Imports, excluding religiously or legally banned items, through email may be cleared up to a cost of $ 50 per person, free of customs duty and commercial benefit tax, and without a commercial Card, or licenses outlined in the tables of export-Import Regulation, provided that such goods do not have any commercial attribute.
Should the entry of products in this manner become a commercial practice or cause other problems for the country, the Ministry of Industry, Mine and trade in consultation with the Ministry Information and Communication Technology, may prepare the list of such goods and communicate it to the Customs Administration to prevent clearance.
Express courier service transit time from China to Iran
here we tell you how long is take delivery time and the transit time from china to Iran with Express courier service
|Courier name||DELIVERY TIME|
|PDE EXPRESS||8-15 working days|
|FNX SHIPPING||8-15 working days|
|PSP EXPRESS||10-15 working days|
|Bre line (BRE EXPRESS)||10-15 working days|
|CHINA POST||20-30 working days|
|Hong Kong post||10-15 working days|
Tracking parcel from China to Iran
If you send your package from china to Iran, all express company after that we provide you a tracking code you can depend on your Courier track your parcel until arriving at the destination.
|Courier express company||Tracking Website|
|DHL Tracking||Click here|
|TNT Tracking||Click here|
|Aramex Tracking||Click here|
|EMS Tracking||Click here|
|FedEx Tracking||Click here|
|UPS Tracking||Click here|
|USPS Tracking||Click here|
|China Post Tracking||Click here|
|Hong Kong Post Tracking||Click here|
|PDE EXPRESS Tracking||Click here|
|FNX SHIPPING Tracking||Click here|
|PSP EXPRESS Tracking||Click here|
|Bre line (BRE EXPRESS) Tracking||Click here|