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Export to China Regulation Compliance Check List

If all the check boxes are green, congratulations£¡your merchandise can be exported to China normally;
If there are red, orange, or yellow boxes, that mean some of your items may not be compliance with Chinese regulations, you need to handle relevant procedure in advance,
and you can purchase our 'General guide of how to export china', to understand the whole process and restrictions on your export to China;
  • Pre-export Prepare Phase:
  • No. Questions Description Yes No Don't Know

    China Regulation Description

    Does this kind commodity from the country of origin allowed to import China?
    Some special commodities, need the country of origin and the Chinese government to sign relevant bilateral protocol in adcance, before they can be allowed to import to china; such as agricultural products, meat, fruits, vegetables, dairy products,etc.
    Does oversea manufacturer of this kind commodity , need apply to Chinese government agency for registration in advance before they can sell its products to China?
    For some special commodities, oversea manufacturer or exporter need apply to Chinese government agency for register or filing in advance before they can sell their products to China, For example, manufacturers of meat , dairy, aquatic products need to apply CNCA registration;
    Does oversea exporter of this kind commodity , need apply to Chinese government agency for  filing in advance before they can export this kind commodity to China?
    For some special commodities, oversea exporter need apply to Chinese government agency for filing in advance before they can export such commodities to China, For example, Food Exporters need to apply AQSIQ filing;
    Does china buyer / importer of this kind commodity , need have any special license from Chinese government agencies in advance before they can import this kind commodity to China?
    For some special commodities,chinese buyer / importer need obtain some special licenses from Chinese government agencies in advance before they can import this kind commodity to China, For example, cosmetics importer need to apply imported cosmetics consignee CIQ filing in advance;
    Does this kind commodity have to obtain pre-market approval from relevant Chinese agencies in adcance before it can be imported into China?
    Some special commodities, need to apply China's relevant government agencies pre-market approval, testing or certification in advance before export to china ; for example, electronic and electrical products generally require CCC certification; drugs, medical devices, cosmetics,infant formula milk powder, etc., need to apply CFDA Registration
    Do you have evidence (test report, analysis report,etc.) to prove this commodity is compliance with the China's relevant safety and quality standards and regulations?
    All commodities must be compliance with China's relevant safety and quality standards and regulations ,then can be sold in the Chinese market;
    Even if have imported into China, buyers, distributors, and retailers will require manufacturer to provide relevant test reports in response to market routine inspections of the government agencies..
    If have, Does this evidence is enough and can be recognized by china government agencies ?
    There are hundreds of thousands of relevant safety and quality standards and regulations in China, and each type of commodity has its own general standards and special standard requirements. 
    The china government agencies only accept chinese version report, and some kind test must be conducted in the designated laboratory.
    Does this kind commodity need Chinese labeling?
    Except of some agricultural products and industrial raw materials, most of the prepackaged commodities need to have chinese label then can be marketed in china.
    If have, Does the Chinese label meet the requirements of  Chinese labeling norm?
    Each category commodities, have its specific Chinese label norm, include Content, format, labeling method, etc.
    Some kind commodities, the Chinese label need apply china government agencies filing; such as imported food, cosmentcs chinese label need the CIQ filing.
  • Importing China Phase:
  • No. Questions Description Yes No

    China Regulation Description

    Do you know the China HS code of this kind commodity?

    Before the china customs declaration application, the first step is commodity China HS classification, the Follow-up steps of customs declaration procdures, declaration elements and documents, import tariff accounting, and customs inspection and quarantine requirements are all based on HS codes; China adopts 10 digit HS codes, may be different with the country of origin or other countries.
    Do you know What kind import tariff need to be paid to China customs? What is the overall import tariff rate?

    China import tariff items include: Gen Duty, MFN Duty, FTA Duty, 2018 Interim Duty, VAT, Consumption Tax, etc. Same commodities from different countries of origin, Applicable import tariffs item and rate are differents. The calculation of import tariffs is not a simple accumulation, Instead, there is a specific formula to calculate;
    Do you know the process of China Customs declaration? Inspection and quarantine items and requirements?
    Different kind commodities, their customs declaration procedure, inspection and quarantine requirements are different, and if the wrong procedures are conducted, customs clearance may be hindered or even failed, resulting in long delay time and expenses;
    Do you know which import documents need to be prepared in advance for Chinese customs declaration?
    Customs declarations require submit Import documents to china customs, the import documents are divided into general documents (contracts, insurance policies, packing lists, bills of lading, etc.), and specific documents (such as manufacturer/ exporter registrsation proof , product pre-market approval proof, certificates, test reports, etc.)
    If import documents are not enough or do not meet the requirements, then the commodities cannot be release;

    China Customs Registration
    For Foods & Cosmetcs Exporter
    Before food and cosmetics export to China, all overseas exporters, manufacturers, and domestic importers must apply China Customs registration in advance, after obtain the GACC registration number, then can going through the customs clearance procedures.

    So far, there are more than 300,000 overseas exporters and manufacturers, 50,000 Chinese importers have registered with China Customs. provide express online China Customs registration service, can obtain GACC number for overseas exporters and manufacturers within 1~2 week.

    If you have subscribed our Annual Membership, you can get a 50% discount for GACC registration.

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    Export China Restrictions:
    Pre-market Approval Items
    Before exporting to China, many kinds of goods need to apply for Pre-market Approval from the Chinese Government Agency.

    These Pre-market Approval process usually need a few weeks, months, or even years, So you need to arrange in advance before shipping.

    Otherwise, without such Approval, even if the goods have arrived at the China Customs, they will not be cleared normally, and the goods will be detained in the port till get such approval, or even be returned, causing you huge losses.

    Food Products


    Medical Device

    Dairy Products

    Meat Products

    Aquatic Products

    Pet Feeds

    GMO Agriculturals

    Dietary Supplements


    Infant Formula
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    China HS Code

    Since Aug 1, 2018, China Customs has used new 13-digits HS code for Customs Declaration;

    If use incorrect HS codes for China Customs declaration, will resulting in the Customs Clearance failed, Cause additional Clearance time, more storage costs, substantial fines , administrative penalties, even face Civil or Criminal charges;

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