So, you choose a supplier in China of a large number of Chinese manufacturers and companies engaged in export-import activity. Since it often happens that the factory does not have an export license and offers their export agent company to carry out foreign trade activities (ie, to contract foreign trade and export processing documents.) Now, you need to select the optimal route of delivery your goods, taking into account the existing conditions (time, budget for delivery, the volume and specificity of the goods of the customs clearance). There are lots of ways and means of transportation. Consider first the ground path. Delivery goods from China by rail rather demanded a way to trucking. The route goes as follows: goods from the factory (plant) goes to the north of China, then it follows from the Harbin railway passes through the border crossings Manchuria-Zabaikalsk, Sueyfenhe-Ussuriysk, Reed-Hunchun and others to Russian territory.
Then there is the Trans-Siberian Railway across Russia, to the destination. Other route of the railway carriage passes through the transition Dostyk-Alashankou, and then through Kazakhstan to the European part of Russia (or further west, in transit). The entire journey, from departure to destination in Europe part of Russia, took more than a week. There are a number of shortcomings and difficulties in transportation by rail on the above routes. The first is that China's railway infrastructure is not as ubiquitous as in Russia. Not all cities have stations and railways.
Thus, there is a need for additional services for the delivery of goods from point of shipment (the factory) to the nearest railway station. AND accordingly, there is a risk of damage to the goods in transshipment of cars in the cars. Another negative factor is the difference in rail gauges expensive in China and Russia, which leads to additional complications. So , the delivery of railway transport from China to destinations in Russia is not applicable to all categories of goods.