Newsletter May 2019


Content:

1.Golden Gate II Bonded Business Introduction

2.Golden Gate II Bonded Business Efficient IT Solution

3.Summary of CIQ Policies in May

4.Europe-China Yangtze River Delta Economic and Trade Forum Held Successfully in Yangpu District Shanghai

Golden Gate II Bonded Business Introduction

1.Golden Gate II Bonded Business Promotion

2.Summary and Solution of Difficult Problems

Background Introduction and Policy Promotion of Golden Gate II Bonded Business

Background

Golden Gate II was approved by the State Council and is a major national e- government project during the 12th Five-Year Plan period. The second phase of the Golden Gate Project provides customs services and information resources services to the state and the public, provides strong support for the construction of a new  open national economic system , and provides strong guarantee for the implementation of major decisions such as the national the belt and road initiative, the new cross-border policy, and the national integrated customs clearance reform. Golden Gate II passed the completion acceptance in February 2018 and has been officially put into operation.

The process of customs informatization: the project represented by the customs Golden Gate II is an all-round upgrading of technology, an overall upgrading of capabilities and a completely new system.

1.General Administration of Customs No.23 of 2 0 1 8 (Announcement on Opening Bonded Checklist)

2.General Administration of Customs No.52 of 2018 (Announcement on Customs Special Supervision Area and Bonded Logistics Center (Type B) Bonded Goods Circulation Management)

3.General Administration of Customs No.59 of 2018 (Announcement on the comprehensive promotion of enterprise- based processing trade regulator y reform)

4.General Administration of Customs No. 27 of 2019 (Announcement on supporting Bonded R&D Business in Comprehensive Bonded Zone)

5.General Administration of Customs No. 28 of 2019 (Announcement on supporting enterprises in comprehensive bonded zone to undertaking processing entrusted by domestic (outside) enterprises)

Notice of the Enterprise Management Department of the General Administration of Customs on Further Clarifying and Promulgating Matters Related to the Special Supervision Area Management System of Golden Gate II: Starting from May 1, 2019, Golden Gate II regional system will be uniformly used for operation and management. The original H2010 system account books and the related auxiliary system account books can’t be entered.

Golden Gate II Bonded Business Sub-module

Manual on Processing Trade (Golden Gate II)

This module is applicable to bonded business of enterprises outside the zone holding processing trade manuals (manuals beginning with B and C). The module includes manual filing, reporting and checking, declaration and inquiry of bonded checklist, declaration of use of non-priced equipment and declaration of outward processing business.

Processing Trade Account Book (Golden Gate II

This module is applicable to bonded business of enterprises outside the zone holding processing trade account book (account book beginning with E). This module includes account book filing, reporting and checking, declaration and inquiry of bonded checklist, application of non-pricing equipment and declaration of outward processing business.

Special Customs Supervision Area (Gold Gate II)

This module is applicable to bonded processing and bonded logistics business of enterprises in the area (account book beginning with H and T). This module includes account book filing, report and verification, material consumption management, declaration and inquiry of bonded verification list, business declaration form, receipt/issue document, write off release document, etc.

Bonded Logistics Management (Golden Gate II)

This module enables online customs to send information such as deposit collection form. and payment notice to enterprises, and enterprises to declare information such as confirmation of deposit collection form and general guarantee to customs through the system.

Transfer of Bonded Goods (Gold Gate II)

The module is applicable to the transfer of bonded logistics goods by. enterprises outside the zone, realizes the transfer of bonded goods, supports the transfer-in and transfer – out enterprises to adopt the “self – transportation” and “distribution centralized reporting” operation modes for the transfer of bonded goods, and includes the management of transfer-in and transfer-out declaration forms and receipt and delivery documents.

Delegated Authorization (Gold Gate II)

This module is used for enterprises holding manuals or account books to authorize the entrusted customs broker, and the authorization management is unified under this module.

Outbound processing

Outbound processed goods are not restricted by the catalogue of prohibited and restricted goods in processing trade, and processing trade regulations such as processing trade bank deposit ledger and unit consumption management are not implemented. This module includes the filing, verification and inquiry of outbound processing account books.

The Difference between Golden Gate II and the Original Model

Reduction in filing content

The filing operation is completed in the Golden Gate II system. The filing of the business scope is cancelled and only the materials, finished products, unit consumption and accompanying documents are filed

Cancel the filing list

Stop using the list, the Golden Gate II will start to use the checklists and adopt item- level management. The checklist is not process data, but item level declaration data. It is as important as the customs declaration form.

Item level management

The reporting function adopts registration code reporting and non-item-level reporting. It is necessary to select the list of verification notes during the verification period.

Business module development

At present, Golden Gate II also provides equipment management and out ward processing to facilitate unified management of enterprises.

Each Stage and Description of Golden Gate II Declaration

Stage 1

Manual/Account Book/Bottom Account Management: The account book type used for regional management. The only voucher for the entry, exit, transfer and deposit of all original accounts is the check list. Regional original accounts include logistics account book, processing account book and regional equipment account book. At the same time, it is also applicable to the management of handbooks or account books of processing trade enterprises outside the region.

Stage 2:

Business declaration form: unified business appr oval documents for daily entry and exit areas, with specific categories including distribution of centralized reports, outward processing, bonded display transactions, equipment testing, equipment maintenance, outward distribution of molds, simple processing and other daily entry and exit areas. The declaration form needs to be filed, changed and closed, and the guarantee amount can be dynamically controlled during the actual entry and exit of goods. It is mainly used for businesses in the area, businesses in customs bonded supervision sites, and bonded goods transferred by enterprises outside the area. 

Stage 3:

Receipt and issue documents: unified documents for daily entry and exit areas, representing a batch of goods and intermediate documents entering and leaving areas/places. The receipt/issue document is an intermediate document, on which is a business declaration form, and under which is a check list/barrier check release document. The guarantee amount of the declaration form is adjusted.

Stage 4:

Checklist: The bonded checklist is a special document for checking and annotating the Golden Gate II bonded original accounts It belongs to the relevant documents for processing trade and bonded supervision. It is the only document for the entry, exit, transfer and deposit of all the Golden Gate II bonded original accounts. The declaration form can be produced through the checklist.

Stage 5:

Write off release form: the only certificate for entering and leaving the barrier. Barrier checklists correspond to cargo vehicles one by one. Checklists can only be generated from checklists, bills of lading (entering the area before declaration) or stock-in and stock-out documents. The documents associated with the write off release document must be of the same type.

Stage 6:

Vehicle information: vehicle information filed and bound to the write off release form.

Summary and Solution of Difficult Problems

How to switch to Golden Gate II?

Write off the original account book, establish a new account book in Golden Gate II, and complete the filing of finished materials in Golden Gate II. The remaining materials in the original account book are carried forward to Golden Gate II account book. (Carry forward the import surplus materials for customs declaration, return the old account books for shipment, and declare the import of the new account books)

What is the difference between Delegation Authorization and Processing Trade Authorization

Entrusted authorization is developed for Golden Gate II processing trade system, and is used for the authority management system of inter-enterprise agent filing and customs declaration. Processing trade authorization is an authority management system used for H2010 account books and handbooks and for agency filing and customs declaration.

Entrusted authorization is based on an enterprise as a unit, while trade authorization is based on a single account book or manual. The authority of both cannot be used universally.

At present, there is no limit on the number of items in the bonded write off checklist, but each declaration form has only 50 items at most. Can one bonded checklist generate more than one declaration form?

According to the current setup of Golden Gate II system, a bonded checklist can only correspond to one customs declaration form. When entering the system, the system will merge each list entered. If there is too much data entered into the list and more than one declaration form is generated, the system will prompt you if it is exceeded. When importing, enterprises are required to control the number of items in the list.

Golden Gate II Bonded Business Efficient IT Solution

Xin Poster uses the independently developed Golden Gate II management system to customize an efficient bonded business management solution for customers. Compliance, Efficiency and Convenience. The efficiency could be improved at least 50%. The document required: Import SKU list, Declaration form (Save in single window temporarily), Business application form, Write-off list and Warehouse issue document.

Three key characteristics:

1.The warehouse management system interfaces with the customs declaration end

2.Import once, Declare step by step

3.Theoretical inventory Account book management

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Summary of CIQ Policies in May 

Category Announcement No. Content
Animal and plant products access category Announcement No.86 of 2019 of the Agricultural and Rural Department; General Administration of Customs Announcement on lifting the ban on foot-and-mouth disease in South Africa: South Africa’s animal skins and wool are allowed to be imported in accordance with the technical requirements of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) technical manual on foot-and-mouth disease virus inactivation and relevant laws and regulations of China.
Announcement No.85 of 2019 of the General Administration of Customs Announcement on quarantine requirements for imported Philippine fresh coconut plants: Fresh coconuts from coconut producing areas in Mindanao islands and Leyte islands of Philippines are exported to China. The specific species scientific name Cocos Nucifera L., English name Fresh Young Coconuts, refers to coconuts that take 8 to 9 months from flowering to harvest and completely remove peel and stalk.
Announcement No.84 of 2019 of the General Administration of Customs Announcement on Inspection and Quarantine Requirements for Imported Wheat Flour from Kazakhstan: Allow Kazakhstan to import wheat flour conforming to inspection and quarantine into China.
Announcement No.83 of 2019 of the Agricultural and Rural Department; General Administration of Customs Announcement on preventing African horse sickness in Chad from being introduced into China: It is prohibited to directly or indirectly import equine animals and related products from Chad.
Announcement No.82 of 2019 of the Agricultural and Rural Department; General Administration of Customs Announcement on preventing African horse fever in Swaziland from Entering China: It is forbidden to import equine animals and related products directly or indirectly from Swaziland.
Announcement No.79 of 2019 of the General Administration of Customs Announcement on plant quarantine requirements for importing Spanish fresh grapes) Fresh grapes from Spanish grape producing areas are allowed. The specific variety is Vitis Vinifera L., English name Table Grapes.
Animal and plant products access category Announcement No.78 of 2019 of the General Administration of Customs Announcement on Quarantine Requirements for Imported Italian Fresh-eating Citrus Plants: Fresh- eating Citrus from Italian Citrus Producing Areas are allowed to be exported to China, specifically including blood orange varieties (including cv. Tarocco, cv. Sanguinello and cv. Moro) and lemon (Citrus limon cv. Femminello comune) from Italian Citrus sinensis
Announcement No.76 of 2019 of the General Administration of Customs Announcement on Inspection and Quarantine Requirements for Imports and Exports of Poultry Meat from China and Russia: Poultry meat allowed to be imported and exported refers to frozen poultry meat (boneless and boned) as well as carcasses, partial carcasses and byproducts, excluding feathers. By-products include frozen chicken heart, frozen chicken liver, frozen chicken kidney, frozen chicken gizzard, frozen chicken head, frozen chicken skin, frozen chicken wings (excluding wing tips), frozen chicken wing tips, frozen chicken claws, and frozen chicken cartilage.  Products to be exported to China shall meet the inspection and quarantine requirements for import and export poultry meat between China and Russia.
Announcement No.75 of 2019 of the General Administration of Customs Announcement on Inspection and Quarantine Requirements for Imports of Chilean Hazelnuts: It is allowed to export mature nuts of European Hazelnuts (Corylus avellana L.) shelled in Chile to China. Products exported to China should meet the inspection and quarantine requirements for imported Chilean hazelnuts.
Announcement No.73 of 2019 of the Agricultural and Rural Department; General Administration of Customs Announcement on Preventing the Introduction of Cambodian African Swine Fever into China) The direct or indirect import of pigs, wild boars and their products from Cambodia will be prohibited from April 26, 2019.
Announcement No.65 of 2019 of the General Administration of Customs Announcement on Inspection and Quarantine Requirements for Imported Italian Hazelnuts: Allowing Italian hazelnuts to be imported into China refers to mature fruits of European hazelnuts (Corylus avellana L) produced in Italy, which are shelled and no longer have germination power. Storage and processing enterprises of Italian hazelnuts exported to China must file with the Chinese customs, and the products can only be imported if they meet the relevant requirements of the announcement.
Announcement No.64 of 2019 of the General Administration of Customs Announcement on Updating the List of Laboratories Accepting Rabies Antibody Test Results for Imported Pets: Relevant test reports are required for imported pets (Cats and Dogs). This time, the Customs has announced the list of accepted testing institutions.
Administrative approval category  Announcement No.81 of 2019 of the General Administration of Customs Announcement on Announcing the List of Designated Supervision Sites for Imported Grain: Tianjin Customs, Dalian Customs, Nanjing Customs, Zhengzhou Customs, Shantou Customs, Nanning Customs, Chengdu Customs and Lanzhou Customs will be added to the list of nine supervision sites respectively.
Announcement No.80 of 2019 of the General Administration of Customs Announcement on List of Designated Supervision Sites for Imported Fruits: Six supervision sites under Shijiazhuang Customs, Hefei Customs, Changsha Customs and Nanning Customs will be added respectively
Announcement No.74 of 2019 of the General Administration of Customs Announcement on Announcing the List of Designated Supervision Sites for Imported Meat: 10 additional designated supervision sites for imported meat will be established at Hohhot Customs, Qingdao Customs, Jinan Customs and Urumqi Customs respectively.
Announcement No.72 of 2019 of the General Administration of Customs Announcement on Announcing the List of Overseas Suppliers of Imported Cotton with Approval of Registration and Extension of Registration Certificate: This time, the list of 12 newly added overseas suppliers of cotton and the list of 20 enterprises with extension of registration certificate have been mainly publicized. 
Notice of the General Administration of Market Supervision on Clear Exemption from Compulsory Product Certification [2019] No.153 This announcement specifies that the conditions for exemption from 3C accepted by the Market Supervision and Administration Bureau are (1) products and samples required for scientific research, testing and certification testing.(2) Parts and components directly required for maintenance purposes of end users. (3) Equipment parts (excluding office supplies) required for the complete set of production lines of the factory production line. (4) Products that are only used for commercial display but not for sale. (5) Parts imported for the purpose of exporting the whole machine. We also adjusted the documents required for application approval, and for the first time clarified the situation of post- regulatory verification. At present, there are two other conditions that are not within the scope of acceptance by the market supervision and administration bureau, namely, (1) components that need to be imported for the examination of technology import production lines, and (2) products (including exhibits) that need to be returned to customs after temporary import.
Customs clearance category Announcement No.70 of 2019 of the General Administration of Customs Announcement on Matters Related to Inspection, Supervision and Administration of Import and Export prepackaged foods Labels: Focus 1 of this Announcement: Starting from October 1, 2019, the requirement for the first import of labels from prepackaged foods will be cancelled. 2. The importer shall be responsible for checking whether the Chinese labels imported into prepackaged foods conform to China’s standards. 3. For those who have been selected by the customs for inspection, the importer shall submit the qualified certification materials, the original and translated labels, the Chinese label proofs and other certification materials. In conclusion, importers will bear the main risks of importing food. The key to food import compliance is food ingredients. The analysis of ingredients compliance seems simple, but in fact it is highly professional. It involves many issues such as raw materials, food additives, nutrition enhancers and so on, and requires systematic study and research. The “Professional extortioner for fraud fighting” are also studying this more and more professionally. Once the food ingredients are used incorrectly, it is very likely to constitute ten times compensation.
Notice of Shanghai Customs on Further Clarifying Inspection Requirements for Products Outside CCC Catalogue and Products Outside Energy Efficiency Labeling Catalogue It is clear that enterprises are free to choose whether to carry out off-directory identification or energy efficiency application scope identification. Enterprises can ensure that they can make their own commitments. In the interface of the import declaration system, check “outside the 3C catalogue” in the “goods attribute” column and leave the “product qualification” column blank; For products that are judged to be out of the energy efficiency label catalog, the enterprise can declare by self-declaration when declaring imports.

Europe-China Yangtze River Delta Economic and Trade Forum Held Successfully in Yangpu District Shanghai

From May 17 to 18, the “Europe-China Yangtze River Delta Economic and Trade Forum” was successfully held in Yangpu, Shanghai. This forum has received strong support from the Shanghai municipal commerce Committee, the people’s government of Shanghai Yangpu district and the Shanghai chamber of commerce of the international chamber of commerce of China. This form is hosted by China European economic and technological cooperation association and the China customs declaration association, Shanghai office of the China European economic and technological cooperation association, Shanghai Oujian Network Development Group Co., Ltd. and Shanghai Xinhai Customs Brokerage Co., Ltd. Yang Chao, deputy director of Shanghai Commerce Committee, Xie Jiangang, mayor of Shanghai Yangpu District, Chen Jingyue, executive vice-president and secretary-general of the China Association for European Economic and Technological Cooperation, attended and delivered speech es, while Zhao Liang, deputy mayor of Shanghai Yangpu District attended. Consul General of Serbia’s Consulate General in Shanghai and representatives of Russia, Bulgaria, Austria, Hungary and other countries’ consulates general in Shanghai attended the meeting. Yu Chen, Shanghai Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Vice President of Shanghai International Chamber of Commerce, former member of the Party Committee of the General Administration of Customs; Huang Shengqiang, Profess of Shanghai Customs College; Ge Jizhong, Vice President of China Customs Association; Wang Xiao, Vice President of Wangyi Kaola; He Bin, President of Shanghai Oujian Network Development Group Co., Ltd.,; You Deliang, Chief Representative of Poland Investment a nd Trade Bureau’s China Office Director of Croatian Economic Chamber’s Shanghai Representative Office Drazen Holimke and other guests attended the forum and made keynote speeches. Nearly 400 Chinese and foreign representatives from 30 countries, including Germany, France, Britain, Italy, Finland, Sweden, Turkey and Denmark, attended the forum. Enterprises and institutions from 18 cities in the Yangtze River Delta, including Shanghai, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Ningbo and Hefei, attended the forum. This forum is centered on the theme of “going out, bringing in and developing together”, discussed the opportunities and challenges of China’s market opening to international trade, so as to find more convenient channels for more European enterprises to participate in China International Import Expo.

On May 17, delegates held in-depth exchanges on issues such as China’s business environment and trade facilitation measures, the new development trend of cross-border e-commerce in China, the access mechanism for commodities to enter the Chinese market, and how to help foreign commodities reach consumers, seeking new paths and new ideas to promote trade.

He Bin, President of Shanghai Oujian Network Development Group Co., Ltd., made a keynote speech on the introduction of trade compliance and the entry mechanism of commodities into the Chinese market.

Germany’s Rhine-Maine Innovation Center, the Shanghai Office of China’s European Economic and Technological Cooperation Association and Shanghai Oujian Network Development Group Co., Ltd. signed the contract on the spot, hoping to better assist Shanghai Yangpu District in establishing friendly cooperation with the “three win-win” city alliance and accelerate the economic and trade development between China and Germany.

This forum provides an accurate docking platform for domestic and foreign enterprises. During the forum, more than 60 foreign enterprises took their goods and had “one-on- one” contacts with more than 200 buyers, resulting in many purchase intentions.