China Customs Clearance for Goods Subject to Entry-exit Inspection and Quarantine
ADD DATE:2015-9-22 HITS:4
China adopted the practice of ＾quarantine inspection before customs declaration￣ in customs clearance following the establishment of a new clearance system for goods subject to inspection and quarantine on 1 January 2000. Import Goods Clearance Slips and Export Goods Clearance Slips stamped with the special seal of inspection and quarantine authorities are issued to goods subject to entry-exit inspection and quarantine. For import goods that have passed the inspection and quarantine (or those that have properly undergone effective treatment after failing the initial inspection and quarantine) for sale and use, they will be issued a Certificate of Inspection and Quarantine for Entry Goods. An additional health certificate will be issued to import food and food additives. For goods failing the inspection and quarantine, they will be issued a quarantine inspection report for claiming compensation by the enterprises or parties concerned. Goods that have to be returned or destroyed for the absence of effective treatment after failing the quarantine inspection will be issued a Notice of Inspection and Quarantine Treatment as the basis for the Customs authorities and the parties concerned to return or destroy the goods. For export goods that pass the inspection and quarantine, they will be issued an Export Goods Clearance Slip to be used by the Customs as the basis for the verification and release of the goods. In cases where foreign importers require inspection and quarantine certificates, such certificates will be issued upon application by the foreign trade party and satisfactory inspection and quarantine. A non-conformity notice will be issued if the goods fail the inspection.
For import and export goods (including transit goods) listed in the Catalogue of Entry-exit Goods for Inspection and Quarantine by Entry-exit Inspection and Quarantine Authorities (the Catalogue), the Customs will examine and release the goods against the Import Goods Clearance Slip or Export Goods Clearance Slip issued by the entry-exit inspection and quarantine authorities at the place of customs declaration. Unless otherwise specified in AQSIQ documents, if an enterprise is required to provide inspection proofs on the quantity etc. of import and export goods not listed in the Catalogue, it may obtain such proofs from inspection organisations designated, recognised or approved by AQSIQ.
Inspection and quarantine procedures normally include six steps: application for inspection, calculation and collection of fees, sampling, inspection and quarantine, decontamination treatment (quarantine treatment), and issuance of certificate for release of goods.