General Shipping Information
The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is now enforcing the Importer Security Filing (ISF), also known as 10+2, which requires cargo information to be transmitted to CBP at least 24 hours before goods are loaded onto an ocean vessel. Effective January 2010, penalties of up to $5,000 for incorrect filing and up to $10,000 for subsequent violations or failure to file will be enforced.
Click here to read more on www.cbp.gov
For shipping books by sea from Hong Kong, please allow for 4 to 6 weeks for sailing, customs clearance, and inland trucking to your warehouse.
We provide several shipping options to choose from: FIS Warehouse, CIF Port, FOB Hong Kong, multiple drop shipments, and air freight.
FIS Warehouse (Free in Store) Downloadable Form
We arrange to ship insured consignments door-to-door from Hong Kong to their final destination. This service includes customs clearance and inland delivery.
CIF Port of Entry Shipping Downloadable Form
We arrange for ocean freight and customs clearance. Clients arrange Inland delivery through their own agents.
CIF Port (Cost, Insurance & Freight) Downloadable From
We arrange to ship insured consignments to the designated port of entry. Clients arrange customs clearance and inland delivery through their own agents.
FOB Hong Kong (Free on Board) Downloadable Form
Consignments are delivered to the dock in Hong Kong for clients who make their own shipping, customs clearance, and inland delivery arrangements.
Books can be sent by air freight, but note that this is an expensive option that is generally used only for advance sales copies.