China is fast growing and showing an immense growth and revolution in its industrial sector. The country currently houses a large number of industries and among them is the ever blooming and flourishing furniture industry.

Chinese furniture companies work on the cost-saving model to reach their goals of manufacturing furniture products at the minimum cost possible. This strategy has allowed China to achieve its fair share in the global furniture industry and export its furniture items to many countries in the world.


Among other countries that import furniture from China, Pakistan is also on the list. Considering the demand for China furniture in Pakistan and relative cost-effectiveness of these furniture items, many furniture sellers, manufacturers and retailers now prefer to import furniture pieces from China.

This is majorly because running a furniture manufacturing concern in Pakistan comes with various nuisances, and importing furniture directly from China helps businesspersons improve their profit figures.


Be it home furniture, office furniture, kids furniture, outdoor furniture, or any other type, China has improved its furniture industry by leaps and bounds. This is the main reason why imported China furniture is in demand in Pakistan and many other countries.

Even furniture consumers now prefer to buy Chinese furniture because of the affordability factor. It does not mean that demand for local furniture items is diminishing, but it is true that the furniture items imported from China are gradually making their way into the market, with market share of Chinese furniture items growing continuously.


It is usually deemed that Chinese furniture is not reliable in terms of quality. Nevertheless, this is not the case because furniture manufacturers in China pay massive heed to quality and produce low-cost items while maintaining quality standards.

In order to find the right furniture manufacturer, you should check for the following factors:

  • Registered capital of the company

A company with a hefty amount of registered capital is less likely to provide faulty items and fail to meet its commitments for quality, reliability and other factors.

  • Import directly from manufacturers

When importing furniture from China, you must look out for manufacturers, not just retailers and even wholesalers. You should try to check the vendor’s business scope and assess whether the furniture supplier is running their own manufacturing concern. Avoid dealing with retailers or wholesalers, as they will most likely offer you items at increased rates, after securing their own profit margins.

  • Confirm quality

If you plan to import a huge number of furniture items from China, make sure you first see the sample of the respective item(s) you are interested in. Otherwise, you can also visit the furniture manufacturer in China to check quality of the items on offer.


Please see the table below to have a fair idea of how much tax does the Government of Pakistan charge on furniture imports from China for the fiscal year 2015-16:

Type of furniture itemTax/excise duty/import duty/custom duty
Polishes, creams and other similar items in used furniture manufacturing10%
Fitting for furniture20%
Tableware and kitchenware made of wood20%
Statuettes and other ornaments of wood20%
Jewellery boxes made of wood20%
Wood marquetry and inlaid wood20%
Other wooden items including cloth hangers, bobbins, spools and reels20%
Locks used in furniture20%
Furniture items including cabinets, chests, display counters, showcases etc20%
Furniture designed for refrigerating or freezing other items20%
Bases and covers for sewing machines10%
Dentists’ chairs10%
Medical operating tables10%
Hospital beds with mechanical fittings20%
Metal furniture used in offices20%
Other metal furniture20%
Wooden furniture used in offices20%
Wooden furniture used in kitchen20%
Wooden furniture used in bedroom20%
Wooden cabinets20%
Wooden beds20%
Plastic furniture20%
Furniture made of cane, bamboo, rattan or other furniture items20%
Medical, surgical, dental or veterinary furniture5% (Custom duty)

HOW CAN APNAFURNITURE.PK HELP YOU GET IN TOUCH WITH RELIABLE FURNITURE MANUFACTURERS IN CHINA? maintains a huge database of furniture items available for import from China.  Furniture sellers in China are listed along with the products they are selling.

You can browse all the items available and contact their manufacturers in China directly using  Please note, this is a free-of-cost service for furniture buyers in Pakistan. We just request interested furniture buyers to mention when contacting furniture manufacturers in China.

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