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China Customs Details Rules and Facilitation Measures for the 2nd China International Import Expo

  •   11 Jul 2019
  •    Anne Peng
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    Takehome:

    • GAC rolled out 13 measures to facilitate customs clearance for exhibitors during the upcoming 2019 CIIE. Lists of prohibited and restricted items were revealed concurrently.

    On July 9, 2019, China General Administration of Customs (GAC) publicized two documents titled Facilitation Measures and Rules of Customs Clearance in support of the upcoming 2019 China International Import Expo (CIIE) in November.[1]

    To improve the 2019 expo the GAC will implement 13 new measures to accelerate customs clearance for exhibitors, including formulating lists of prohibited items and restricted items, setting up a customs service in the expo avenue, using an intelligent supervision system, streamlining the quarantine process etc. [2]

    Rules of Customs Clearance[3] details exhibit filing rules, review and expo access, declaration, inspection and approval, supervision during expo, disposal of items on display, equipment of journalists. Lists of prohibited items and restricted items were attached as appendixes at the end of this document along with the catalogue of plant-origin and animal-origin products and other special stuff subject to pre-approval requirement.

    List of items subject to restrictions (excerpt)

    CategoryRequirements
    Plant and plant product (grain & grain products, fresh fruit and vegetable, nuts and etc.)For display and sale

    1. Have inspection and quarantine access approval;
    2. Obtain License for Quarantine of Entry Animals and Plants prior to entry;
    3. Overseas manufacturer shall be in the list of “catalogue of overseas manufacturers of imported food”;
    4. Attach plant quarantine certificate issued by exporting countries/regions.
    Animal-origin products including meat, honey product, casing, dairy products, aquatic products, bird nest
    1. Have inspection and quarantine access approval;
    2. Obtain License for Quarantine of Entry Animals and Plants prior to entry
    3. Overseas manufacturers shall be listed into “overseas food manufacturer registration catalogue”
    4. Attach animal quarantine certificate or official hygienic certificate issued by exporting countries/regions
    Infant formula
    1. Overseas manufacturers shall be listed into “overseas food manufacturer registration catalogue”
    2. Attach official hygienic certificate issued by exporting countries/regions
    3. The formula shall be registered by SAMR (former CFDA)
    Prepackaged foodFor display:

    1. be exempt from sampling
    2. No Chinese label required

    For free trial and taste:

    1. Conduct sampling according to inspection results
    2. no Chinese label required

    For sale:

    1. Chinese label is required
    2. Health food shall be filed or registered

    List of prohibited items (excerpt)

    Prohibited itemsProhibited practice
    Foods imported from high risk areas of Japan, potentially impacted by the Fukushima nuclear leakage accidentDisplay and sale
    Any animal/plant product from epidemic countries/regionsDisplay and sale

    Special stuff subject to pre-approval

    1. Animals and their productsAlive animals, meat, egg, dairy products, aquatic products, bird nest etc.
    2.Plants and their productsFresh fruits, solanaceae vegetables, wheat, corn, rice, sorghum, bean, potato etc.
    3.Genetically modified animal and plant productsAnimal and plant products within the range of GMO label catalogue should label “GMO” or “non-GMO”. If it contains Genetically modified ingredients, GMO safety certificate issued by Ministry of Agriculture shall be provided.
    4.Special stuffMicroorganism, blood etc.

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