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5 Steps About How Import Diesel Generators From China

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In recent years, with the expanding demand for electricity in households, new energy, data centers, artificial intelligence, and more convenient global logistics and transportation, more and more importers and even end-users are choosing to buy diesel generators from China for trade or personal use.

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Walt Power, as a leading diesel generator manufacturer and supplier in China, offers a complete range of power generator choices at competitive prices, faster delivery time, reliable quality, and advanced technology have become the preferred choice for customers in more than 30 countries.

Wholesale & import diesel generators from China generator supplier and manufacturer – Walt Power.

Walt Power supply 5kVA to 4000kVA diesel generator sets to meet all your power application needs.

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From small portable air-cooled diesel generators to heavy-duty water-cooled diesel generators, you can choose from a wide range of operating modes from hand start to electric start to automatic start.

A reliable diesel generator set can provide a steady supply of continuous on-site power after a power outage or snowstorm.

This article will detail ley you how to import generator sets from China.

Step 1, Is A Business or An Individual Imports Diesel Generators?


1. The overseas enterprises importing diesel generator sets from China, first make sure that have obtained goods import qualifications from the importing country already.

2. Knows the import tariff rate and rules of the customs of the importing country for diesel generators through H.S codes.

H.S Code
  • Diesel Generator Output Power ≤ 75kVA, H.S code is 85021100
  • Diesel Generator Output Power >75kVA, but ≤ 375kVA, H.S code is 85021200
  • Diesel Generator Output Power >375kVA, but ≤ 2MW, H.S code is 85021310
  • Diesel Generator Output Power >2MW, H.S code is 85021320

What are tariffs?

Import tariffs is a tax levied by the Government on the value of imported goods, and it varies from country to country on diesel generator sets from China or other countries.

Import Tariff

However, some countries give zero tariff perference for importing diesel generators from China.

That is because the importing country or region has a free trade agreement with China, and the importers can enjoy zero tariffs or preferential tax rates, which greatly reduces the purchasing cost of importers.

The countries that gives zero tariffs for the China Diesel Generators are as follows:

  • Asia: Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, Brunei, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar Cambodia, Japan, South Korea, India, Pakistan, and Maldives
  • Oceania: Australia, New Zealand
  • Europe: Iceland, Switzerland, Georgia, Serbia
  • South America: Chile, Peru, Costa Rica, Ecuador

Other countries gives preferential tax rates ranging from 2.5% to 15%.

The importers need to check with the local customs of the importing country to confirm.

3. Knows the customs of the importing country for diesel generator set emissions or certification requirements.

Customs Declaration

For example:

  • United States EPA TIER
  • European Union CE, EURO V emission
  • Colombia RETIE
  • Nigeria SONCAP


1. Individuals importing diesel generators from China can contact WALT Power directly, or find sourcing agents to help you purchase in China.

2. Find a freight forwarder to provide door-to-door transport services from China to the importing country.

Sea freight logistics

Door to Door service includes sea freight, customs clearance and delivery, which will save a lot of time for personal buyer.

WALT Power has long-term cooperation with 5-star freight forwarders to provide one-stop logistics transport to the buyers.

Enjoy the high cost-effective of the WALT Power’s diesel generators and fast logistics services.

Step 2, Knows How Many kVA or kW of A Diesel Generator You Needed.

WALT Power offers full-size diesel generator sets from 5kVA to 2500kVA.

  • Home Power, 5kVA to 30kVA, however, this may vary depending on the size of the house and the equipment to be connected.
  • Commercial Power, 50kVA to 250kVA
  • Industrial Power, 500kVA to 1000kVA
  • Oil Field or Power Plant, 1000kVA to 2000kVA or multi units parallel for larger power
Walt Power 40kW Diesel Generator

To ensure that the diesel generator set purchased will be able to power the equipment needed, it is recommended to contact a local electrician for on-site calculations to obtain the exact power data.

Personal householders can add up the power of all their appliances and will arrive at the total basic power required.

Step 3, Knows the Use of Diesel Generator the Environment and Temperature

Walt Power provides two types of diesel generator sets: open-frame model and silent model.

Low temperature
  • Low ambient noise requirements, such as construction sites, construction sites, and factories, you can choose the open-frame model.
  • High ambient noise requirements, such as homes, offices, hospitals, shopping malls, office buildings, and so on. Silent generators will be better choice, they are equipped with rainproof soundproof cover, effectively reduce the noise, and can be installed in the outdoor use, not affected by the weather environment.
  • Temperature factors, diesel generators are used in cold areas, such as winter temperatures of minus 40 degrees, diesel generator sets must be installed with heaters to ensure that they can be started normally in low-temperature environments.
  • Altitude factors, conventional generator sets meet the work at an altitude of less than 1000 metres above sea level, but in plateau areas or altitudes of more than 1000 metres above sea level, the power of the diesel generator sets will be reduced. The higher the altitude, the power of the generator sets will be reduced more.
  • Anti-corrosion/salt spray, if the diesel generator sets will be installed on the seaside use or island, stainless steel material silent diesel generator can be very good anti-corrosion, to extend the life of the silent shell. The alternator is installed with an anti-salt spray net, which can effectively filter the salt in seawater into the corrosive alternator.

Step 4, Ask For Quotation, Make Payment, Factory Produce, And Arrange Shipment

Diesel Generator Price, Walt Power offers EXW/FOB/FCA, CFR/CIF, and Door-to-Door prices according to customer’s requirements.

a. Ex-works: EXW, FOB, FCA

EXW: Ex-works price without freight and port charges.

FOB: Delivered from China port, including inland freight and all charges at China port.

CIF and FOB Shipping Terms

b. Arrival price: CFR, CIF

CFR, payment + sea or air freight to destination, excluding customs clearance and port charges at destination.

CIF, payment + insurance + all costs of sea or air freight to destination, excluding customs clearance and port charges at destination.

c. Door to Door: DDU, DDP

DDU: Delivered Duty Unpaid. All costs incurred from the time the diesel genset leaves the factory until it is delivered to the country/address specified by the importer, including the price of the goods and freight charges, excluding the payment of import duties, unloading, and dispatch.

DDP: Delivery after tax.

All costs from the diesel generator set factory to delivery to the country/address specified by the importer, including the price of the goods, freight, import duties and taxes, and dispatch.

DDP Shipping Term

More individual users importing diesel generator sets from China will choose the DDP delivery method.

Confirmation of Payment Method

As diesel generator manufacturer and exporter, Walt Power accept payments in US dollars, Euros, and RMB.

Accept direct payment in local currency for small sample orders.

Such as Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Peru, South Africa, Nigeria, Cameroon, Kenya, Tanzania, Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal, Rwanda, Zambia, Benin, Congo, Uganda, Australia, New Zealand, UK, Japan, Singapore, Sweden, Denmark, Canada, Norway, Indonesia.

Different Countries Currency

Production, Walt Power strictly follow the terms of the contract for the production and delivery of diesel generator sets.

Freight, diesel generator sets are large in size and weight and are usually shipped from China by sea or rail. Air freight is not recommended.

a. Sea freight, if your order quantity is more, sea freight is the most cost-effective choice, sea freight includes full container shipping (FCL) and LCL.

Sea freight

You can choose the right type of transport according to the quantity of your order.

Usually, a Full Container is cheaper and suitable for enterprise wholesale.

Bulk is suitable for orders with smaller quantity

b. Railway transport, at present, there are direct China-EU trains from China to Europe.

Compared with sea transport to Europe, railway transport is faster.

Railway transport

Through Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Poland, Germany, and France, and finally arrives at Barking station in London, UK, running time 18-20 days.

Step 5, Preparing the Documents Needed For Customs Clearance

Regardless of the country you are in, when you import goods from abroad, you need to declare them to customs.

Once the goods arrive at the destination country/destination port, here are the four documents that are required by Customs at the time of customs clearance

Import Customs Clearance

Invoice. There are two kinds of invoice, proforma invoice and the commerical invoice.

The proforma invoice provides an estimate of the total amount of the order and is used by the customs department to declare the total value of the goods.

The commercial invoice includes details of all import transactions from start to finish.

You should keep it for tax and audit purposes.

Packing list. The freight forwarder prepares the packing list to prepare the bill of lading, which is required by customs to identify the items contained in the shipment without opening the container and searching the entire shipment.

It lists all the items as well as the net and gross weights and dimensions of the items.

Bill of lading. The ocean bill of lading is a carrier’s document required by the customs department for import clearance.

Issued by the carrier to provide details of the goods and the terms of delivery, and also serves as your voucher for picking up the goods from the shipping company.


a. Certificate of Origin. Certificate of Origin (CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN) is a document issued by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) or Customs to prove that the exported goods are of Chinese origin.

Certificate of Origin

It can enjoy zero or preferential tariffs in some import destination countries.

b. Test certificate. By the government of the importing country designated by the third-party inspection and testing organizations, the imported diesel generator factory testing, and provide test certificates in line with the requirements of the importing country, the importer in the customs clearance of goods together with the clearance documents, submit test certificates to the customs of the destination country.

c. CE certification. With this mark, means that the product meets European quality standards, and the product has passed the minimum safety, health, and environmental requirements of the audit/assessment.

The product can circulate normally between EU member states.

Why Choose A Diesel Generator Manufactured By Walt Power?

Walt Power offers a free warranty of at least one year for all diesel generator sets manufactured in the full power range, but we also offer permanent technical service support.

The free warranty covers: any manufacturing defects or any failures that such defects may cause, and covers the logistic costs.

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Accessories that are not covered by the free warranty: batteries, starter motors, triple filters, etc., or normal wear and tear.


Importing diesel generator sets from China is not complicated, Walt Power has 18 years of manufacturing and exporting experience to provide you with thoughtful diesel generators and technical service supports.

Ensure you get the best product price, on-time delivery, and profit growth for your business.

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Ke Wong

Ke Wong

Hey, I’m Ke Wong joined WALT POWER in 2011. I spent a dozen years focused on generator set & load bank technology and solutions for the power & energy industry. WALT Power is a reliable & leading manufacturer & supplier in China, as a business director, I am so proud of our knowledge is more and more popular not only for engineers, and generator distributors but also for end-users. Hope you are enjoying our article, if any questions or comments welcome to send me sales at

Ke Wong

Hi, I’m the author of this post, and also the business director of WALT Power. I have been in this field for more than 17 years. If you want to know more about the generator set or services, please just feel free to contact me any time.

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