China Market Update: China Customs Announces First Batch of Credit Acceptance Agencies
Vol. 1353 | May 23, 2023
Recently, China Customs has announced the first batch of credit acceptance agencies following the Administrative Measures of the China Customs for Import and Export Commodities Inspection and Acceptance which came into effect on December 1, 2022. The implementation of the credit acceptance work will help shorten customs clearance times and promote trade facilitation.
According to the requirements of Administrative Measures, credit acceptance agencies may accept the entrustment of consignees and consignors of import and export goods or their agents to conduct inspections on accepted commodities and issue inspection reports. The consignee and consignor of import and export goods or their agents can complete customs clearance process directly with the inspection reports, thereby accelerating customs clearance.
Intertek is one of the credit acceptance agencies in the first batch of catalog reviewed by China Customs. Please contact us for more information.
1. Is there a regional limit for inspection report?
One report can be accepted by any ports in China.
2. What are the advantages of inspection and acceptance?
Inspection and acceptance can help improve the efficiency of customs clearance work, make it smoother and more convenient.
3. For import garments, can photos of the main fabric of the clothing be used instead of photos of the finished clothing in the inspection report?
No, photos must be of the finished clothing and must be enclosed in the inspection report.
4. What imported clothing can go through customs with inspection reports?
To find out which imported clothing are accepted, please search for "List of accepted imported garments with HS codes" on the website of the General Administration of Customs or contact our Intertek colleagues below for more information.
Hong Kong SAR, China