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Butteries have become a necessary commodity for daily life, it also accounted for a large part in the international courier service. The international express delivery has been more stringent on charged items, many international courier service regarded charged products as sensitive or prohibited goods shipping from China. How to ship batteries form China? It may be the most frequently asked questions by overseas battery sellers as China is the biggest battery production as well as export country.

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Why the batteries are sensitive items shipped by air?

The battery is a flammable material and it is easy to leak. International air has more stringent on safety requirement; Chinese Air banned items with batteries, especially lithium batteries. Our mobile phones, laptops, cameras, etc. are equipped with lithium batteries, mobile power is also rechargeable lithium batteries. Thus in order to avoid accidents and protect life and property safety of passengers, air transport is prohibited consignments (including bulky cargo) mobile phones or laptops and other electronic equipment lithium batteries.

In fact, the battery can be shipped from China via international courier service, but it need to meet the requirements on dangerous goods carriers transportation. For example, it can only be loaded into the warehouse; the quantities should be less than certain standard, over rated numbers need to airline approval.

What are the restrictions on batteries shipping from China?

1. The battery must be individually wrapped in order to prevent short-circuiting;

2. Ensure shipping equipment power is off, it cannot be on during freight shipping;

3. For pure battery package shipping from China, its single-box net weight usually cannot exceed the following limits:

Lithium-ion battery – 10kg

Lithium metal battery – 2.5kg

And the batteries shipping policy changed according to the provisions of each period by the international courier service like DHL, UPS, FedEx, TNT and EMS. The following are the packaging requirements on batteries shipping from China.

Battery packaging shipping requirements by DHL:

1) Pure battery must be packaged box in box, inside and outside the box must paste battery label comply with air freight shipping standards;

2) Inner box must be packaged with hard brown box instead of soft box;

3) Carton box must be relatively new and hard, and cannot use the yellow tape packaging;

4) Invoice or waybill need to specify all battery model (model no), the number of volts (V) and mA (mah) of this consignment;

5) Inner box can only hold maximumly 2 batteries and the box need to be sealed, there’s no sound when shake the internal / external boxes; pure battery package shipping must not exceed 10kg;

6) Mobile power must be packaged with pure battery standard; inner box can only contain 2 maximumly.

7)Batteries, lithium batteries, lithium metal batteries cannot be mixed; lithium metal batteries cannot be sent with the other two batteries on the same shipment.

Battery packaging shipping requirements by UPS:

1) Pure battery must be packaged box in box, inside and outside the box must paste battery label comply with air freight shipping standards;

2) Inner box can only hold maximumly 2 batteries and the box need to be sealed, there’s no sound when shake the internal / external boxes; pure battery package shipping must not exceed 10kg;

3) Carton box must be relatively new and hard, and cannot use the yellow tape packaging;

4) Batteries, lithium batteries, lithium metal batteries cannot be mixed; lithium metal batteries cannot be sent with the other two batteries on the same shipment;

5) Invoice or waybill need to specify all battery model (model no), the number of volts (V) and mA (mah) of this consignment;

Battery packaging shipping requirements by FedEx:

1) Pure battery must be packaged box in box, inside and outside the box must paste battery label comply with air freight shipping standards;

2) Battery WH value less than 2.7WH cannot be packaged box in box, one shipment cannot exceed 2.5kg; battery WU value more than 2.7WH but less than 20WH, inner box can only hold up to 8, battery WU value more than 20WH and less than 100WH, inner box can only hold 2 mostly;

3) Lithium metal batteries cannot be shipped from China;

4) Invoice or waybill need to specify all battery model (model no), the number of volts (V) and mA (mah) of this consignment;

5) Batteries, lithium batteries, lithium metal batteries cannot be mixed; lithium metal batteries cannot be sent with the other two batteries on the same shipment.

Battery packaging shipping requirements by TNT:

1) Pure battery must be packaged box in box(Lithium metal batteries cannot be packaged box in box), inside and outside the box must paste battery label comply with air freight shipping standards;

2) Battery WH value less than 2.7WH cannot be packaged box in box, one shipment cannot exceed 2.5kg; battery WU value more than 2.7WH but less than 20WH, inner box can only hold up to 8, battery WU value more than 20WH and less than 100WH, inner box can only hold 2 mostly;

3) If the same shipment contains both battery WH value less than 2.7WH and more than 2.7WH less than 20WH, the packaging standard should follow the latter one;

4) In addition to most European countries, other countries do not accept lithium metal batteries shipping;

5) Batteries, lithium batteries, lithium metal batteries cannot be mixed; lithium metal batteries cannot be sent with the other two batteries on the same shipment.

6) Invoice or waybill need to specify all battery model (model no), the number of volts (V) and mA (mah) of this shipment.

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