Shipping to Togo from China: Time, Cost & Customs Charges

The following guide explains all the details of setting up a shipping strategy for Togo. Unlock your potential growth and serve millions of customers in togo and the region.

China and Togo have friendly trade relations and Togo recognizes China’s “One China” policy. Togo mainly imports from China.

Imports have to clear customs at one of Togo’s international ports or airports. The main entry points are Lomé Port and Gnassingbé Eyadéma International Airport.

Customs clearance usually takes 3-5 working days for shipments from China. An import declaration and commercial invoice are required docs.

With China being one of Togo’s major trade partners, the import process is fairly well established. Working with a knowledgeable customs broker helps new importers navigate the process. Let me know if you need any specifics on importing certain types of Chinese goods into Togo

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International shipping rates

Shipping rates from China to Togo can vary significantly depending on the mode of transport, shipment size, seasonality, and other factors. Here is an overview of typical international shipping rates:

Air Freight Rates:

  • Small packages up to 50kg usually cost around $5 to $8 per kilogram from most major Chinese airports to Lomé and Togo.

  • Larger loose cargo shipments of 500kg+ often run $3 to $4 per kilogram.

  • DHL, FedEx, UPS, and other integrated carriers levy extra fees which increases the per kg rate.

Sea Freight Rates:

  • Shipping Costs

    Sea freight is economical, but costs vary based on factors such as container size and shipping distance. It’s essential to request quotes from different carriers to get the best deal.

  • FCL (Full Container Load) rates from Shanghai to Lomé Port are in the range of $1,400 – $2,000 per 20ft container and $1900 – $2500 for a 40ft container.

  • For LCL (Less than Container Load) cargo, rates are usually $45 – $65 per cubic meter.

  • Breakbulk shipments are charged around $55 – $75 per tonne for common commodities.

Surcharges & Other Costs:

  • Fuel and security surcharges apply to most shipments and can really add to overall freight costs.

  • Destination fees, customs clearance, trucking and more also increase total landed costs.

In summary, air freight is faster but sea freight via containers is much cheaper from China to Togo. Work closely with your freight forwarder to negotiate competitive pricing.

Duties and Taxes

There are different rules and shipping restrictions on imports in all countries. Please get in touch with your Customs for restrictions regarding your import.

Some various duties and taxes are typically applicable when shipping goods from China to Togo:

Import Duties:

  • Most products imported into Togo face import duties in the range of 10-20%. Certain categories like food, agricultural items, and textiles may have different duty rates.

  • An ECOWAS Certificate of Origin on shipments can enable reduced import duty rates of 0-5% for goods produced within ECOWAS. This preference depends on the proof of origin verification process.

Value-Added Tax (VAT):

  • A value-added tax (VAT) of 18% is charged on the total CIF value plus all duties and fees.

Statistical Tax:

  • Togo charges a 1% statistical tax on the CIF value of imported goods for data collection.

Other Taxes/Fees:

  • There is also an import turnover tax of around 4% of the total CIF value.

  • Harbor fees, merchandise handling, and customs processing fees are also typical.

for more detail : Direction Générale des Douanes et Droits Indirects (Togo Customs).

DDP shipping to Togo

Honourocean shipping can arrange DDP shipping to togo , With DDP shipping, our company handles pick up from the factory, booking, transport, customs clearance, paying tax, and delivery to door. we make all the documents.

SEA ddp freight to togo : about 300-500usd/cbm

and even battery we can ship .

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Does Honourocean offer fast shipping to Togo?

Honourocean offers the best possible option to ship your package to Togo. Shops in China. Send your purchase to your shipping address. Contact the site togo ship it, complete the Customs form and choose a carrier for shipment. Keep items correctly declared so the processing can take place quickly. During their order, he will take photos of the product in the box to inspect the product for the exact item ordered and to check for damages. Our customers can choose from several speedier delivery options It doesn’t matter what service you choose to ship the goods.

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Shipping to Togo - prohibited items

The list of prohibited goods should include the countries you send your goods to. These vary and are very popular but can be easily searched on the Custom site. Items in the banned list have been confiscated by the authorities, whose contents may include criminal charges. To avoid headaches, you must always take care of yourself if you don’t know what’s prohibited. In many countries, such purchases for a move may be illegal. The point is not to assume everything is dangerous unless they make it to the banned item list.

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Which carriers ship to Togo?

Thanks to our strong partnerships with reputable international delivery companies, Honourocean offers the best prices and offers numerous speedy and reliable shipping services. you can choose from global shipping services to be used on every delivery.DHL Express 1 – 4 days FedEx Economy 3-9 days FedEx Priority 4-9 days UPMC Expedited 5-9 days UPS Global Save 3 – 6 days.

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How long does it take to ship from the US to Togo?

Average delivery times from the U.S. and Togo vary according to what type of cargo transport option you choose. Usually, economy and cheap shipping is delivered within 4-10 days while express shipping arrives within 4-4 days. you can choose their shipping options for each shipment.

Air Freight:

  • 1-4 days via express integrators like DHL or FedEx

  • Can take over a week routing through Europe or the Middle East

Sea Freight:

  • Ocean shipping will take 25-35 days to reach Port of Lomé in Togo

  • Add another 7-14 days for unloading, clearance, and inland transport via truck to final delivery address

So overall, end-to-end transit times from the US to key destinations in Togo range from:

  • 3 to 7 days via air express

  • 35 to 45+ days routing shipments via ocean freight

  • 45 to 55+ days for DDP shipping.

Can I use Honourocean to buy from china retailers and ship packages to Togo?

Yes, once you send request to Honourocean, you’ll get Honourocean addresses and start buying. Lastly, take an internet search to a website of your choosing such as, or You can purchase the items you desire and then use your honourocean address at checkout to ship. Can a customer get a discount on the start shipping amount for a certain product? yes, as we purchased so many orders, sometimes there is a discount we buy for you.

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Do I have to pay duties and taxes when shopping from the china and shipping to Togo?

You’re likely paying sales tax even when you purchase from china and ship internationally. Different countries have differing assessments of duties and tax. De minimis value determines how taxed the shipment is in the country of destination. Taxes and VAT are computed in percentages on the amount owing to the buyer for the merchandise Item + insurance + shipping. you also can select honourocean DDP service.

How shopping and shipping to Togo works

Join Honourocean and receive a china shipping address and lower international shipping fees! Shop your favorite china store with tax free. Please send all your orders through Honourocean. We receive your package and reduce your costs for international shipping with a very careful blending of international freight and both in one shipment. Select the shipping provider you wish us to use. Your purchase will be delivered to your door within 3-7 days.

Tips for Smooth Shipping

Proper Packaging

Packaging your goods securely is vital to prevent damage during transit. Use sturdy materials and proper cushioning to safeguard your products.

Working with a Freight Forwarder

A freight forwarder can be your ally in navigating the complexities of international shipping. They can handle logistics, documentation, and customs clearance on your behalf.

Stay Informed About Regulations

Regulations governing international trade can change. Stay informed about any updates to ensure your shipments comply with current laws.



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  1. Q: How long does sea freight take from China to Togo?

    A: Sea freight typically takes 25-30 days to reach Togo from China.

  2. Q: Is air freight more expensive than sea freight? A: Yes, air freight is generally more expensive than sea freight due to its faster delivery times.

  3. Q: What documents do I need for shipping to Togo? A: You will need documents such as bills of lading, commercial invoices, and certificates of origin.

  4. Q: How can I calculate import duties and taxes for my goods in Togo? A: Import duties and taxes are typically based on the value and type of goods. You can consult with Togo’s customs authorities or a customs broker for specific calculations.

  5. Q: Why is proper packaging essential for international shipping? A: Proper packaging ensures that your goods arrive in Togo undamaged and in good condition, reducing the risk of costly delays or losses.

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