- 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.
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. 
Rules of Customs Clearance 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)
|Plant and plant product (grain & grain products, fresh fruit and vegetable, nuts and etc.)||For display and sale|
|Animal-origin products including meat, honey product, casing, dairy products, aquatic products, bird nest|
|Prepackaged food||For display:|
For free trial and taste:
List of prohibited items (excerpt)
|Prohibited items||Prohibited practice|
|Foods imported from high risk areas of Japan, potentially impacted by the Fukushima nuclear leakage accident||Display and sale|
|Any animal/plant product from epidemic countries/regions||Display and sale|
Special stuff subject to pre-approval
|1. Animals and their products||Alive animals, meat, egg, dairy products, aquatic products, bird nest etc.|
|2.Plants and their products||Fresh fruits, solanaceae vegetables, wheat, corn, rice, sorghum, bean, potato etc.|
|3.Genetically modified animal and plant products||Animal 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 stuff||Microorganism, blood etc.|
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