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3 Tips on Exporting Cut Flowers to China!

Author:未知 Source:  Updated:2019-11-21 11:11:51 
The growth of imported cut flower demands in China is unstoppable! Data from China Customs show that during Q1 of 2019, the import volume has reached 1/3 of the total in 2018. Currently, Ecuador is the biggest cut flower exportin

The growth of imported cut flower demands in China is unstoppable! Data from China Customs show that during Q1 of 2019, the import volume has reached 1/3 of the total in 2018.

Currently, Ecuador is the biggest cut flower exporting country to China, and the most popular imported flowers in China according to their import volumes are Gypsophila, Roses, Summer Flowers and Preserved Roses.

If you are also interested in the Chinese market, here are a few tips from Flower Expo China Committee. Hope you find them useful!

Ø How to Choose Your Port of Entry?

For Kenyan exporters, Guangzhou is the cheapest with direct flights linking the 2 places. For exporters from Ecuador, Colombia, and other North American countries, there is no big difference among Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou, with shipping fees all around USD 3/kg. Dutch exporters have the widest choices with direct flights from the Netherlands to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, and Zhengzhou.

Among Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, Shanghai has the best cold storage conditions; Beijing has the most efficient customs clearance procedure; Guangzhou and Beijing can split and merge shipments from different countries to help you cut cost.

Ø What Documents Are Required for Exporting Cut Flowers to China?

∙ Overseas Exporter: Certificate of Origin, Sanitary Certificate, Phytosanitary Certificate, invoice, packing list, contract and airway bill.

∙ Chinese Importer: import registration, contract, and packing list.

Ø Which Countries Enjoy Free Trade Agreements (FTA) With China?

China currently has 21 free/preferential trade agreements signed, and 20 more under negotiation or consideration. Besides, China has also implemented various measures to grant African countries that have diplomatic ties with it, a zero-tariff treatment.

For the full text or latest updates of these FTAs, you may refer to http://fta.mofcom.gov.cn/english/.

List of China’s Free/Preferential Trade Agreements Signed by Nov. 20th, 2019

Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement

China-Mauritius FTA

China-Korea FTA

China-Maldives FTA

China-Switzerland FTA

China-Georgia FTA

China-Iceland FTA

China-Australia FTA

China-Costa Rica FTA

China-Peru FTA

China-Singapore FTA

China-New Zealand FTA

China-Chile FTA

China-Pakistan FTA

China-ASEAN FTA

Mainland and Hong Kong Closer Economic and Partnership Arrangement

Mainland and Macau Closer Economic and Partnership Arrangement

China-ASEAN FTA Upgrade

China-Chile FTA Upgrade

China-Singapore FTA Upgrade

China-Pakistan FTA 2nd Phase


So much for our tips on exporting cut flowers to China. If you still want to know more about China’s floral trade, why not attend Flower Expo China 2020? All savvy Chinese flower importers will be there and happy to learn about your flower story!

For more info about the show, please feel free to contact us!

2020 China International Floriculture & Horticulture Trade Fair (Flower Expo China 2020)

Date: March 16th-18th, 2020

Venue: Guangzhou International Sourcing Center Complex

Website: http://www.flowerexpochina.com/index.php?lang=en