Newsletter October 2019


Content:

1.Analysis of the New Policy for Customs Affairs

2.China-US Trade War

3.Summary of Inspection and Quarantine Policies in October

4.Xinhai News

Analysis of the New Policy for Customs Affairs

New 21 categories of products converted to 3C certification

No.34 of 2019

Announcement of the General Administration Of Market Supervision on requirements for implementing compulsory product certification management for explosion-proof electrical and other products from production license.

Certification implementation date

Since October 1, 2019, explosion-proof electrical appliances, domestic gas appliances and domestic refrigerators with a calibrated volume of 500L or more will be included in the CCC certification management scope, and all designated certification Institution will start accepting certification entrustments. All provinces, autonomous regions, municipalities directly under the central government and the Xinjiang production and construction corps market supervision bureau (department or Committee) shall stop accepting the relevant application for production license, and shall terminate the administrative license procedures according to law if accepted.

Designated certification institution

The designated certification institution refers to the institution to be engaged in certification work that has been filed by the General Administration of Market Supervision (Certification Supervision Department).

Notes

Since October 1, 2020, the above products have not obtained the compulsory product certification and have not been marked with the compulsory certification mark, and shall not be manufactured, sold, imported or used in other business activities.

Product Range Implementation Rules for Compulsory Product Certification Product Type
Explosion -proof electric  CNCA-C23-01:2019 COMPULSORY PRODUCT CERTIFICATION IMPLEMENTATION RULES EXPLOSION-PROOD ELECTRIC Explosion-prootf motor (2301)
Explosion -proof electric pump(2302)
Explosion -proof power distribution equipment products (2303)
Explosion -proof switch, control and protection products (2304)
Explosion -proof starter products (2305)
Explosion -proof transformer products (2306)
Explosion-proof electric actuators and solenoid valves (2307)
Explosion -proof plug -in device (2308)
Explosion-proof monitoring products (2309)
Explosion-proof  communication and signaling device (2301)
Explosion-proof air conditioning and ventilation equipment (2311)
Explosion-proof electric heating products (2312)
Explosion-proof  accessories and Ex components
Explosion-proof instruments and meters (2314)
Explosion-proof sensor (2315)
Safety barrier products (2315)
Explosion-proof instrument. Box products (2317)
Domestic gas appliances CNCA-C24-02:2019: implementation rules for compulsory product certification domestic gas appliances 1.Domestic gas cooker (2401)
2.   Domestic Gas Fast Water Heater (2402)
3. Gas heating water heater (2403)
Household refrigerators with a nominal volume of 500L or more CNCA-C07- 01: 2017 Compulsory Product Certification Implementation Rules Household and Similar Equipment 1.Household refrigerators and freezers (0701)

Announcement of the General Administration of Market Supervision on Adjusting and Perfecting Compulsory Product Certification Catalogue and Implementation Requirements

18 kinds of products will no longer be subject to compulsory product certification management.

For 18 kinds of products-

(https://gkml.samr.gov.cn/nsjg/rzjgs/201910/w02019101756903326594.docx), compulsory product certification management will no longer be implemented. The relevant designated certification authority shall cancel the compulsory product certification certificate that has been issued, and may convert it into a voluntary product certification certificate according to. the wishes of the enterprise. CNCA deregisters the designated business scope of compulsory product certification involving relevant certification bodies and laboratories.

Expand the scope of implementation of self-declaration evaluation methods

The 17 kinds of products in the compulsory product certification catalogue (https://gkml.samr.gov.cn/nsjg/rzjgs/201910/w02019101 75690333235987. docx notes “new” products) will be adjusted from the third-party certification method to the self-declaration evaluation method.

Adjust the implementation requirements of compulsory product certification

For products that are subject to the mandatory product certification self-declaration evaluation method, only the self-declaration evaluation method can be adopted, and no mandatory product certification certificate will be issued. Enterprises should complete self-evaluation according to the requirements of the Implementation Rules for Compulsory Product Certification Self-declaration, and can only leave the factory, sell, import or use in other business activities after the “Self-declaration Conformity Information Reporting System (https://sdoc.cnca.cn) submits product conformity information and applies compulsory product certification marks to the products. Customs can verify the system to* generate “mandatory certification of product conformity self-declaration”

Effective time of the above contents

It will come into effect from the date of the announcement. The announcement was made on October 17, 2019. Before December 31, 2019, enterprises may voluntarily choose the third-party authentication method or self-declaration evaluation method; From January 1, 2020, only self- declaration evaluation method can be adopted, and no compulsory product certification certificate will be issued. Before October 31, 2020, enterprises that still hold compulsory product certification certificates shall complete the conversion according to the implementation requirements of the above- mentioned self-declaration evaluation method, and handle the cancellation procedures of the corresponding compulsory product certification certificates in a timely manner; On November 1, 2020, the designated certification authority shall cancel all compulsory product certification certificates for products that apply the self-declaration evaluation method.

China – US Trade War

US Suspends Tariff Increase on Some Imports from China

Consultation contents:

From October 10 to 11, Liu He, a member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, Vice Premier of the State Council, and Chinese leader of the China-US Comprehensive Economic Dialogue, held a new round of high-level Sino-US economic and trade consultations with the United States in Washington. Under the guidance of the important consensus of the two heads of state, the two sides have made substantial progress in agriculture, intellectual property protection, exchange rate, financial services, expansion of trade cooperation, technology transfer, dispute resolution and other fields.

China’s Corresponding Measures:

China has agreed to buy $40-50 billion of agricultural products from US.

Exclusion List Application (Second Batch)

The 18th of this month is the deadline for the second batch of commodities that can be excluded. The scope of the second batch of commodities eligible fo exclusion includes Annex 1-4 commodities attached the Announcement of the Tariff Commissiqgppt the State Council on Imposing Tariffs on Some Imported Commodities Originating in the United States (Second Batch).

Suspension Part

1.The list of US $34 billion tariff increases (implemented from July 6, 2018), with a tax Increase rate of 28%, has been postponed to 30%

2.The US $16 billion tariff increase list (implemented from August 23, 2018), with a tax increase rate of 25%, has been postponed to 30%

3.The US $200 billion list of tariff increases (implemented from September 24, 2018) will remain in force and the rate of increase will be raised to 25% in May 2019.

Shanghai Customs Provides Free Application And Examination services For Royalties Before Foreign Exchange Payment.

According to the requirements of the Announcement of the General Administration of Customs on Issues Related to Royalty Declaration and Tax Payment Procedures (Announcement of the General Administration of Customs No.58 of 2019), in order to guide enterprises to declare the royalty of imported goods in compliance and improve the declaration quality of the royalty of imported goods for enterprises in our customs territory, Shanghai Customs Tariff Office provides royalty examination services for enterprises and guides enterprises to declare the taxable royalty of imported goods in compliance.

Time Requirement:

Formally submit to Shanghai Customs before paying royalties.

Application Materials

1.Royalty contract

2.Schedule of royalty calculation

3.Audit report

4.Letter of Presentation

5.Other materials required by the customs.

Pre-audit Content

Shanghai customs and excise department pe-examines the royalty data submitted by enterprises and pre-determines the amount of taxable royalties related to imported goods.

Pre-approved vouchers:

After completing the foreign payment, the enterprise shall submit the certificate of foreign exchange payment to the customs office. If the actual amount of foreign exchange payment verified by the customs office is consistent with the application materials, the customs office shall issue a review form for subsequent customs clearance.

Summary of Inspection and Quarantine Policies in October

Category Announcement No. Comments
Animal and Plant products access Announcement No.153 of 2019 of the General Administration of Customs

Announcement on Quarantine Requirements for Imported Fresh Date Plants from Egypt, Fresh Date, scientific name Phoenix dactylifera and English name Dates palm, produced in Egypt’s date producing area since October 8, 2019, are allowed to be imported into China. Products exported to China must meet the quarantine requirements for imported fresh date palm plants from Egypt.

Announcement No.151 of 2019 of the General Administration of Customs

Announcement on Quarantine Requirements for Imported Beninese Soybean Plants, Soybeans (scientific name: Glycine max, English name: = Soybeans) produced throughout Benin since September 26, 2019 are ve allowed to be imported into China. Soybean seeds exported to China for processing only are not used for planting. Products to be exported to China must meet the quarantine requirements for imported Benin soybeans.
Announcement No.149 0f 2019 of the General Administration of Customs and the Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Areas Announcement on Preventing the Introduction of African Swine Fever from Philippines and South Korea) From September 18, 2019, it is prohibited to import pigs, wild boars and their products directly or indirectly from Philippines and South Korea.
Announcement No.150 of 2019 of the General Administration of Customs Announcement on Inspection and Quarantine Requirements for Imported Flaxseed from Kazakhstan, Linum usitatissimum grown and processed in Kazakhstan on September 24, 2019 for food or food processing shall be imported into China, and the imported products shall meet the inspection and quarantine requirements for imported flaxseed from Kazakhstan.
Animal and Plant products access Announcement No.148 of 2019 of ‘ the General Administration of Customs  Announcement on Inspection and Quarantine Requirements for Imported Belarusian Beet Meal, Sugar beet pulp produced from beet root tubers planted in the territory of the Republic of Belarus on September 19, 2019 after sugar is separated by processes such as cleaning, cutting, squeezing, drying and granulation shall be transported to China. Products transported to China shall meet the inspection and quarantine requirements for imported Belarusian Beet Meal.
Announcement No.147 of 2019 of the General Administration of Customs 

Announcement on Quarantine Requirements for Imported Portuguese Table Grape Plants. Table Grapes, the scientific name Vitis Vinifera L. and English name Table Grapes, produced in Portugal’s grape producing areas since September 19, 2019, are allowed to be imported into China. Products imported into China must meet the quarantine requirements for imported Portuguese table grape plants.

Announcement No.146 of 2019 of the General Administration of Customs

 

Announcement on Inspection and Quarantine Requirements for Imported Argentine Soybean meal, Argentine Soybean Meal after separating grease from soybeans planted in Argentina on September 17, 2019 through squeezing and leaching processes is allowed to be imported into China, and products imported into China must meet the inspection and quarantine requirements for imported Argentine soybean meal.

Animal and plant products access   Announcement No.145 of 2019 of the General Administration of Customs

Announcement on preventing the Ebola virus disease epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo from being introduced into China, since September 17, 2019, vehicles, containers, goods (including corpse bones), luggage, mail and express mail from the Democratic Republic of the Congo must undergo health quarantine. The person in charge, carrier, agent or consignor shall voluntarily declare to the customs and undergo quarantine inspection. Those who may be contaminated by Ebola virus shall undergo health treatment in accordance with regulations.

Announcement No.156 of 2019 of the General Administration of Customs

Announcement on Inspection and Quarantine Requirements for Imported Vietnamese Dairy Products, Vietnam’s dairy products will be allowed to be exported to China from October 16, | 2019. Specifically, it includes pasteurized milk, sterilized milk, modified milk, fermented milk, cheese and processed cheese, thin butter, cream, anhydrous butter, condensed milk, milk powder whey powder, whey protein powder, bovine colostrum powder, casein, milk mineral salt, milk- based infant formula food and premix (or base powder) thereof. Vietnamese dairy enterprises exporting to China should be approved by Vietnamese authorities and registered with the General Administration of Customs of China. Products exported to China should meet the inspection and quarantine requirements for Vietnamese dairy products exported to China.

Announcement No.154 of 2019 of the General Administration of Customs and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Areas

Announcement on preventing the introduction of African swine fever from East Timor into our country, the direct or indirect import of pigs, wild boars and their products from East Timor will be prohibited from October 12, 2019. Once discovered, they will be returned or destroyed.

Customs Clearance

Announcement No.159 of 2019 of the General Administration of Customs

Announcement on Adjusting the Supervision Method for Weight Appraisal of Imported ‘ Bulk Commodities, starting from November 1, 2019, the weight appraisal of imported ‘ bulk commodities will be implemented batch by batch and adjusted to be ‘ implemented by the customs upon application of enterprises. If the consignee or ‘ agent of imported bulk commodities requires the customs to issue a weight certificate, he shall apply to the customs, which shall carry out weight identification and issue a a weight certificate according to the enterprise’s application. If the consignee or agent of imported bulk commodities does not need the customs to issue a weight certificate, the customs will no longer carry out weight identification.

Announcement No.152 ‘ of 2019 of the General Administration of Customs and the National Health Committee

The “New Food Raw Material License” and other two regulatory documents withdraw ‘ Administration of from the port for verification of related matters. When importing new food raw ‘ materials and foods that do not have national food safety standards, there is no need to fill in the name, serial number and other related information of the above documents in the customs declaration process.

Special Training on Standardized Declaration and Label Compliance of Import Food Customs Clearance Business

Training background

Food imports are increasing year by year. Many enterprises engaged in import food trade often encounter various kinds of business operations and food labeling problems in the process of declaration of import food business. The special training jointly sponsored by Xinhai and China Inspection Certification (Shanghai) will help the enterprises solve their doubts.

Training object and teaching method

Food enterprise quality control personnel, regulatory personnel, management personnel, import customs and international trade practice operators.

The combination of lectures by teachers and questions by trainees involves the analysis of common problems and cases in declaration of food customs clearance business, and the analysis of common problems and cases in label review in prepackaged foods.

The Belt And Road Bangladesh Pavilion Opens Its First Office in Shanghai Xinhai Office

In October, Shanghai Xinhai Customs Brokerage Co., Ltd. established cooperation with the Bangladesh Pavilion in the belt and road initiative. President He Bin of Xinhai, general manager of foreign trade department Sun Jiangchun and head of Bangladesh Pavilion Saf had friendly exchanges at the symposium. The Bangladesh Pavilion opened its first office in Shanghai at Xinhai, and set up the Bangladesh Online National Pavilion on the company’s website so that the featured products of Bangladeshi jute handicrafts can be displayed and publicized on the company’s website. This will further deepen the pragmatic cooperation between domestic and foreign enterprises, create opportunities for development, seek new impetus for development and expand new space for development.

Xinhai actively participates in the CIIE Salon of Shanghai Customs Broker Association

Shanghai Customs Broker Association organized some vice-chairman units to a hold an industry salon activity with the theme of “Mobilizing enterprises to participate in the Expo, and serving for cooperation and sharing the future”. Ge Jizhong, President of Shanghai Customs Broker Association, Wu Yanfen, Vice President, Shang Siyao, Secretary General and other leaders attended them salon. Wang Min, Deputy President of Shanghai Xinhai Customs Brokerage Co., Ltd., Yu Zhiyue, Deputy Manager of marketing department and other relevant personnel were also invited to attend the salon.

The salon was presided over by Wu yanfen, vice president of the association. Wu expressed her thanks to the leaders of the members present and introduced the purpose and significance of the salon: “how to give full play to the value and role of the industry with the aid of the Expo”. Ge Jizhong, chairman of the Committee, listened carefully to the sharing of representatives of various enterprises and said that customs declaration enterprises should give full play to the professional value of the industry in the Expo, be good at seizing the opportunities provided for us by the Expo, and make bonus points for the Expo while promoting the value of the industry.

Wang min, vice president of Shanghai Xinhai Customs Brokerage Co., Ltd made a keynote speech on the theme of “Oujian network promotes CIIE”