10 May 2012
Appointing Agents to Handle Import and Export Commodity Inspection
Import and Export Commodity Inspection Agents
Only those corporate entities that have registered with industry and commerce administration departments and issued a Corporate Business Licence, and have registered with the local CIQ bureau and granted an Import and Export Commodity Inspection Agent Registration Certificate can act as agents for import-export commodity inspection applications. CIQ bureaus will not process applications submitted by unregistered agents.
Services Provided by Agents
The agents are responsible for contacting the CIQ bureaus, arranging the time of inspection, coordinating with the CIQ bureaus in connection with relevant investigations, and paying fees on behalf of their clients.
Letter of Attorney
The client must sign a letter of attorney with the agent. The letter of attorney should indicate the name, address, legal representative, and nature and scope of business of the client; the name, address and service of the agent; as well as the liabilities of both parties, the power of consent, the validity period and other matters; and should bear the official stamp of the client.