FAQs
2009-06-11

 

1. Which country can we import meat from? Where can we get the detailed information about it?

A: The updating information about the List of Varieties and Uses of Meat Products Permitted to Import as well as Countries or Regions  Permitted to Import Meat from can be searched and  be found out from Instructions of Application for Inspection, Quarantine License for Animal- and Plant- Derived Food, Government Affairs, Bureau of Import and Export Food Safety on the website of AQSIQ (See this at: http://jckspaqj.aqsiq.gov.cn/zwgk/dzwyxspjyxk/).

2. What are the specific requirements for enterprises when they apply for import license?

A: First, to apply for License for importing animal- and plant-derived food , enterprises shall register and file on record at Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureaus Directly under AQSIQ with four enterprise credentials: Business License for Enterprise as a Legal Person, Organization Code Certificate of the People’s Republic of China, Record Registration Form of Foreign Trade Operators, the original form and its copy of Import and Export Goods Shippers’ Declaring at Customs Registration Certificate. Enterprises applying for the License for importing meat products shall go to the competent Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureaus Directly under AQSIQ to go through accreditation of the enterprise qualification for importing meat products certification. Second, submit the online application form. To apply for License for importing meat products, the storing contract signed with a registered refrigeratory is needed. For processed products, the assessment report of the processing enterprise is needed. These documents shall, at the same time, be submitted to the departments or offices concerned in the responsible Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureaus Directly under the AQSIQ.

3. What's the period of validity of the license? When does it begin to count?

A: The period of validity of the license is half year, counting from the issuing date on the Internet.

4. Shall one license be applied for one category of products once?

A: The same product coming from the same country can only apply for one license each time.

5. Can meat products be imported through any port?

A: In accordance with the Regulations on the Administration of Inspection and Quarantine of Entry Meat Products (Announcement No.49, 2004), the entry meat products shall be imported through the appointed ports according to the Inspection and Quarantine License to Import Animals and Plants. The AQSIQ is in charge of the administration of inspection and quarantine of entry meat products and the programming of the inspecting and quarantining facilities at the entry ports, appointing the specific entry ports in line with the inspecting and quarantining facilities at the entry ports as well as their technical force.

6. How can I import meat products through an entry port after obtaining the license?

A: The entry meat products must be imported through the ports appointed by the Inspection and Quarantine License to Import Animals and Plants and enter the nearest appointed registered refrigeratory to inspect and quarantine after applying for inspection according to related regulations. The qualified will get a Certificate of Inspection and Quarantine of Entry Goods and may be allowed to be processed, sold and used.

The Inspection and Quarantine Bureau at the entry port shall seal those meat products that have to be transmitted to another place to be inspected and quarantined, and shall take necessary epidemic preventive measures during the transporting and loading process, and shall get in touch with the appointed Inspection and Quarantine Bureau and supervise the said meat products entering the appointed registered refrigeratory to store. After the goods arriving at the appointed place, the local Inspection and Quarantine Bureau shall issue an acknowledgement receipt to the entry port bureau and conduct the inspection and quarantine in accordance with the law.

Those meat products which have not been inspected by the Inspection and Quarantine Bureau at the entry port or appointed place and which do not get a Certificate of Inspection and Quarantine of Entry Goods, shall not be carried out from the appointed registered storing refrigeratory.

7. What requirements shall the enterprises applying for license to import meat products satisfy? What procedures shall be completed?

A: The applying enterprises required to complete procedures in accordance with the Requirements for the File Administration of the Enterprises Operating on Entry Meat Products (To be announced).

8. Is the qualification of the qualified enterprise permanent?

A: The Bureaus directly under AQSIQ shall conduct annual examination and accreditation over the qualified business unites operating on entry meat, appointed registered storing refrigeratory and processing units in their areas of responsibility. The current year importing business, circumstances related to storing and processing of these qualified enterprises shall be examined and evaluated and assessment reports shall be released. The qualified units shall reserve their qualification.

9. How can I correctly fill in the names of articles in the license application form?

A: The updating information about the Comparison Table of the Article Names and CIQ Codes of the Common Entry Meat Products can be searched and found out from Instructions of Application for Inspection, Quarantine License for Animal- and plant-derived , Government Affairs, Bureau of Import and Export Food Safety on the website of AQSIQ (The linking site is: http://jckspaqj.aqsiq.gov.cn/zwgk/dzwyxspjyxk/).

10. Shall we fill out all the overseas registered factory numbers of all the countries if we import meat products?

A: You need to fill out the form in accordance with the List of Varieties and Uses of Meat Products Permitted to Import as well as Countries or Regions Permitted to Import Meat from. There is no need to fill out the numbers if you import from a country which has no specific rules limited factory numbers

11. What requirements shall enterprises satisfy when applying on the Internet? How can I apply for electronic keys?

A: Applying on the Internet requires electronic keys or the account number of documents of Ninetowns. You can get the electronic key from iTowNet Company, whereas the account number of the Ninetowns documents is available in the Ninetowns Company.

12. Does examination and approval be charged?

A: The inspection and quarantine approval is free of charge.

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