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Enquiry: When Importing Medical/Optical Devices to China, What are the Required Approval Procedures?

17 Jan 2018

According the current Medical Device Classification Catalogue – as well as its new edition which will come into effect on 1 August 2018 – all optical devices (including contact lenses), medical instru...Read More


Enquiry: What are the Prior Customs Formalities that Individuals Dispatching or Receiving Imported/Exported Items are Obliged to Complete?

4 Jan 2018

Under the terms of the Administrative Provisions of the Customs of the People's Republic of China for the Registration of Declaration Entities, consignors [shippers] and consignees [recipients] of imp...Read More


Enquiry: When Importing Cosmetic Products, What are the Statutory Licensing and Inspection Procedures?

20 Dec 2017

Under the terms of the Detailed Rules for the Implementation of Regulations for Cosmetics Hygiene Supervision, administrative approval must be secured by overseas-based manufacturers of cosmetic produ...Read More


Enquiry: According to China’s Regulatory Requirements, which Goods are Subject to Statutory Entry-Exit Inspections and Quarantine Procedures?

13 Dec 2017

According to the country’s prevailing laws, items listed in the Catalogue of Import and Export Commodities Subject to Inspection and Quarantine by Entry-Exit Inspection Authorities may be inspected up...Read More


Enquiry: When Imported/Exported Goods are Returned, Can They Then Be Exempted from Customs Duties?

2 Nov 2017

In the case of exported goods returned intact to the mainland within a 12-month period on quality or specification grounds, the tax-liable entity or individual should submit the relevant bills, docume...Read More


Enquiry: Are Goods Imported for Display at Exhibitions or Trade Fairs Subject to Customs

26 Oct 2017

All goods granted temporary approval by the mainland customs authority to be imported for display at exhibitions/trade fairs are not subject to customs duties provided that the liable tax entity or in...Read More


Enquiry: What are the Rules or Conditions for Importing and Exporting Gold and Gold Products?

19 Oct 2017

Under China’s licensing system for the import and export of gold and gold products listed in the Catalogue of Gold and Gold Products Under Import and Export Control, a trader must submit to Customs th...Read More


Enquiry: How is it Possible to Ensure that Consignments Routed to the Mainland via Hong Kong Enjoy the Preferential Tariffs Specified under the Relevant Free Trade Agreements?

24 Aug 2017

Over recent years, China has been extremely proactive with regards to establishing Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with a variety of different countries and regions. Under the terms of these agreements, ...Read More


Enquiry: What is the Difference between the Registration and Record-filing of Imported Health Foods?

3 Aug 2017

According to the Administrative Measures for the Registration and Record-Filing of Health Food issued by the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA), as from 1 July 2016, health foods produced domes...Read More


Enquiry: What are the Registration Procedures for Milk Powder Import?

27 July 2017

All imports of infant formula milk powder into China must apply for registration in accordance with the new regulations starting from 25 May 2017. Besides, the label of the product formula of infant f...Read More


Enquiry: What are the Inspection and Quarantine Requirements for the Import of US Beef to China?

13 July 2017

China resumed the import of US beef on 20 June 2017. All beef of US origin imported to China must conform with specified inspection and quarantine requirements. The beef must be sourced from meat prod...Read More


Enquiry: Which Goods are Prohibited from Being Mailed to China?

6 July 2017

A number of goods/product categories have been designated as unacceptable for carriage by the mail service within China. These include arms, ammunition, explosives, coins, banknotes, counterfeit curre...Read More


Enquiry: Is Registration Required for Imported Software?

29 June 2017

Pursuant to the Administrative Measures for Software Products, China adopts a system of registration and record filing with regard to imported software. In March 2015, the State Council cancelled the ...Read More


Enquiry: Are Inward/Outward Personal Postal Articles Subject to Taxes in China? What Are the Restrictions?

22 June 2017

The term “personal postal article” can be taken to refer to inward/outward passenger baggage, gifts exchanged between relatives and friends and other articles deemed as for personal use. All such arti...Read More


Enquiry: Are There Any Restrictions on the Import of Wireless Transmission Equipment?

25 May 2017

Approval from national radio administration organs is required for the model of wireless transmission equipment to be produced or imported for domestic sales and consumption except for those low-power...Read More


Enquiry: Are Licences Required for the Import of Salmon?

13 April 2017

Imported farmed salmon is subject to quarantine. Entry and exit animal and plant quarantine licence must be obtained to import all types of farmed salmon. Those without a licence are not allowed to en...Read More


Enquiry: What are the Procedures of Importing Fruits to China from Foreign Countries?

23 March 2017

Importers shall ascertain whether that type of fruit is allowed to be imported from the specific port, and then go through the formalities of quarantine to obtain the Permit for the Quarantine of Entr...Read More


Enquiry: How are Cross-border E-commerce Enterprises Managed under the Chinese Customs Regime?

9 March 2017

According to the Chinese government’s announcement on matters related to customs supervision on cross-border e-commerce retail import/export commodities, cross-border e-commerce enterprises should sub...Read More


Enquiry: Are the Products Made by Our Manufacturing Facility in China be Eligible for Tariff Reduction When They Are Exported to the ASEAN Countries?

9 Feb 2017

To check the tariff reduction for exports to the ASEAN countries, please visit the Ministry of Commerce’s “China FTA Network” website and choose “China-ASEAN FTA” for China's tariff reduction lists to...Read More


Enquiry: Is It Possible to Import Australian Food Such As Baked Breakfast Cereals and Cake Mixes into China Directly without Going through an Exporter or Importer?

2 Feb 2017

Inspection, quarantine and the necessary customs clearance formalities of importing Australian food into China must be handled by a mainland registered company. A company set up in the mainland and ha...Read More

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