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What Preparations Should Be Made Before Import for Imported Food Enterprises
Post Time:2019-08-13Author:F2C-CAINI

Imported food enterprises need to complete the following preparatory work in advance of import, but if you do not have the import qualification and do not bother to deal with it, you can find a company with import qualification to help you import.

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 Handling Official Affairs


What to be handled:

Rights for import and export (getting 10 digits of customs declaration and inspection)

Food circulation license

Business scope of pre-packaged food (reflected in the business license)


Handling the Filing of the Consignee


Companies in Shanghai log onto this website http://www.shciq.gov.cn/templates/detail.jsp?id=60320 and search "notice No. 55 of 2012" on the website to find out how to file the consignee.


The specific filing requirements are summarized as follows:


(1) The consignee generally refers to a domestic buyer enterprise that has signed a foreign trade contract with a foreign enterprise for imported food.


(2) Where to apply: please apply for the record to the inspection and quarantine institution at the place of its business registration.


(3) Please log onto the website http://ire.eciq.cn, and click on the Login system-initial application-fill in the application form-after submission, the system will generate an application number and an accession number, please remember these two numbers for the convenience of querying the filing process when you log in next time. When the processing status shows that the application has been approved, it means that it has been filed.


(4) The following paper materials shall be provided for filing application (each document shall be stamped with the official seal of the enterprise): the requirements of each place are different and the materials shall be provided according to the requirements of their local institutions.


Note: Only after the following paper materials are provided can the filing of the consignee in the registration system be reviewed and approved, and many customers will miss the link of submitting the materials on site.

 

 Application form for the record of Consignee shall be completed accurately and completely (Annex 2)


Photocopies of business license, organizational code certificate, identity certificate of legal representative, registration form for the record of foreign trade dealers, etc. shall be submitted, and the original shall be handed over for examination.


Enterprise Quality and Safety Management System;


Organization structure, department functions and post responsibilities related to food safety;


Category of food to be operated and places of storage (information such as warehouse name, address, contact person and connection way should be provided, and the format can refer to Annex 3. In the case of a leased warehouse, copies of the lease contract, the business license of the storage enterprise or food circulation license, filing certificate of the recorded warehouse and other certificates of food storage qualification shall be provided at one time);


For those who have been engaged in the import, processing and sale of food within two years, relevant descriptions (food varieties and quantities) shall be provided;


For self-declaration for inspection and quarantine, copy of the registration certificate of the self-declaration inspection unit shall be provided and the original shall be handed over for examination.


Have You Applied for a Paperless Contract with the Customs at the Place of Declaration?


(1) Insert the corporate card into the computer


(2) Log onto http://www1.chinaport.gov.cn/pub/index.htmplease open it in IE browser


(3) click the "online signing of paperless customs clearance" button


(4) Enter the IC card password


(5) Click "Signing of Tripartite Agreement", then click "Shanghai Customs'', and click "agree", and finally click "sign".


Note:


1. The three contracting parties are enterprises, customs and electronic ports. Both declaration unit and business unit shall sign the contract with the customs and the electronic port respectively.


2. Enterprise users must use the corporate legal person card to sign the contract.


3. An enterprise may sign contracts with more than one customs area (the place where the declaration form is declared)


4. Hotline for Service: 010-65195656 (If you encounter problems in signing the contract, you can call this number for consultation).


5. For a more specific approach to signing the contract, see:


Initiating the Electronic Entrustment Agreement with Customs Brokers



1.       Log in the system


Log onto the website: http://acd.chinaport.gov.cn/acd/pageframe/mainframe.action


2.  Initiate entrustment


①Click "entrust customs declaration" in the menu bar on the left – “Choose customs brokers” (here information of customs brokers is registered in advance, you can inquire it out) 


You may find the entrusted customs broker after filling in the code or name.


Click "request for power of attorney"


You may choose the period of validity of the entrustment letter (the longest time is 12 months) according to the status of cooperant customs broker, and check the box of "automatic confirmation".


Click the "OK" button


Finally click the "launch application" button to complete the application.


The system will pop up prompt "operation success" when the application action of the entrustment relationship has been completed.


Please enter the system for confirmation.


Dealing with Electronic payment of customs taxes (not required if the customs broker pays the taxes on your behalf)


(1) Sign a tripartite agreement first (this step is easy to be ignored by many customers)


(2) Make payments


(3) For specific operations, see: 

 Imported food qingguan knowledge-Paperless signing process


Filing of the Consignor

(1) The consignor refers to the seller's enterprise on the foreign trade contract for imported food.


(2) Please log onto the website http://ire.eciq.cn, and click on the Login system-initial application-fill in the application form-after submission, the system will generate an application number and an accession number, please remember these two numbers for the convenience of querying the filing process when you log in next time. When the processing status shows that the application has been approved, it means that it has been filed.


(3) See also:

 Imported food qingguan knowledge-Paperless signing process


Considerate preparation before Customs Declaration


(1) Risk prevention and control


1. Product Entry Permission: it depends on whether the product is allowed to be imported (there are access lists for dairy products, frozen meat, seafood, etc.)


http://114.255.252.130:61115/?tdsourcetag=s_pcqq_aiomsg the website of Directory of Food to China for countries and regions that meet the requirements of assessment and review with traditional trade


http://jckspaqj.aqsiq.gov.cn/xz/spxz/201303/t20130329_349307.htm the website of Directory of meat products exported to China for countries and regions that meet the requirements of assessment and review with traditional trade


http://jckspaqj.aqsiq.gov.cn/xz/jkrpjwscqymd/201405/t20140530_414200.htm Registration system for production enterprises of dairy products


2. Registration of manufacturing enterprises: search for registration number of the production enterprise on the website of Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People’s Republic of China (http://www.cnca.gov.cn/) and the website of General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China (http://www.customs.gov.cn/)


3. Official certificates: whether certificate of origin, etc. has been provided (e.g. certificate of origin must be provided for the fact that there is nuclear radiation leakage in Japan)


4. Attached certificates: whether health food certificate, etc. has been provided (food labeled with product efficacy)


5. in line with National Standards: products without national food safety standards cannot be imported, but you can apply to the National Health Commission, and the products can also be imported if the application is approved. http://bz.cfsa.net.cn/db the website of CFSA


6. Ingredients / ingredients basis: 1 edible basis. You can apply to the National Health Commission. 2 No onions in baby food 3 illegal addition of food additives: for example, adding flavoring in honey.


7. Norms and limit: addition is allowed, but it cannot exceed the limit.


8. Non-conforming indicator: it is not allowed to add.


9. Chinese label: Name, ingredients, net content, nutrition label


(2) It is best to prepare customs clearance information (it only requires the electronic scanning version) one week before the arrival of the goods at the port. (Early declaration is generally available 72 hours before the ship arrives at the port with manifest information, so the information should be prepared before this time so as not to delay customs clearance time).


ion elements, customs Declaration / Inspection power of attorney, Bill of lading, contract, invoice, packing list, certificate of origin, Free Sales Certificate / hygienic license, Producers filling date proof / list of manufacture date, analysis report, business license, record of consignee / consignor, safety guarantee commitment, customs inspection information, label.


Other special information such as:


Distilled liquors need to add: plasticizer report and ingredient report


Olive oil: Import License, 21 Test Reports


Meat: Verification Sheet, Import License


(3) Customs declaration process


1. Print express form


2. Check manifest information, query manifest information via this website http://query.customs.gov.cn/mnftq/mquery.aspx


3. Send customs declaration form


4. Issue Tax bill


5. Tax payment (see a follow-up article on the customer’s own taxes payment)


6. Check (random)


7. Customs clearance


8. Change bill of lading


9. Arrange delivery


Work after customs clearance


Customers can use the corporate card to enter the system and print the tax bill and customs declaration form by themselves. Goods that require a hygienic license will be available within a week.


(1)  Printing tax bill:

 Imported food qingguan knowledge-Paperless signing process


(2) Printing customs declaration form:



Step 1: Log onto the website of China E-port http://www.chinaport.gov.cn/


Step 2: click “enter”


Step 3: Enter the Password (the initial password of IC card is 88888888) to enter the system


Step 4: Click the "import payment" button


Step 5: Click "print the proof copy of payment" on the left


Step 6: Enter the Customs Declaration number, and click "start searching" to print

 


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