Declaration and Report of Inspection and Quarantine
2009-05-15

1. General Provisions

1.1  Time Limit for Declaration and Report of Inspection and Quarantine

1)   Declaration and sanitization of inward express consignments shall be completed before the inward express consignments arrive at the customs surveillance zone. Moreover, formalities of inspection and quarantine report for inward express consignments shall be completed before the declaration.

2)   Formalities of inspection and quarantine report for outward express consignments shall, 4 hours before the means of transport departs from the territory, be completed. If it is needed to check whether the commodities are in conformity with the certificate, the checking procedure shall be finished before the means of transport departs from the territory.

1.2 The Scope of Acceptance in Inspection and Quarantine Report

1)  Those that should be subject to animal and plant quarantine or hygiene quarantine in accordance with the Law of the People’s Republic of China on the Entry-exit Animal and Plant Quarantine and the regulations for its implementation, the Law of the People’s Republic of China on Frontier Hygiene Quarantine and the detailed rules for its implementation, as well as the relevant international treaties and bilateral agreements;

2)   Those listed into the Catalogue of Entry-exit Commodities to be Inspected and Quarantined by Entry-exit Inspection and Quarantine Institutions;

3)   Those that should be subject to any Administrative License System such as the system of import permit on safety and quality, the system of entry-exit verification for the civil commodities, or the system of export permit on quality and the system of hygiene registration, etc.; and

4)   Others that should be inspected and quarantined in accordance with the relevant laws or regulations.

Documents such as invoice, packing list, and statement of packing material scanned by the intranet system are valid, but documents such as the official certificates or licenses of export countries (or areas) should be original.

      Inspection and quarantine personnel shall accept report of inspection and quarantine in accordance with the Provisions of Report.

 

2. Entry Declaration

Inspection and quarantine personnel shall check the general list of express consignments, provided by the express delivery operator through Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) or manual work before the means of transport arrive, by means of the combination of computer checking system and manual checking. After checking, the inspection and quarantine personnel also shall give the feedback as corresponding instructions (allow the express consignments that are not subject to mandatory inspection to enter China, while marking the express consignments that are subject to mandatory inspection) to the express delivery operator.

During the examination of checklist, inspection and quarantine officers shall implement relevant provisions based on controlling the risk of quarantine.

 

3. Entry Inspection and Quarantine Report

When express consignments arrive at the customs surveillance zone, the express delivery operator, consignee, or the agent shall go through the formalities of inspection and quarantine report in time.

The express delivery operator, consignee, or the agent shall go through the formalities of inspection and quarantine report of express consignments required to be inspected, based on the HWB, through inspection and quarantine institution by means of electronic inspection and quarantine report in accordance with relevant provisions.

Express consignments valued less than 50 dollars shall be reported independently rather than entering the CIQ2000 system, except the following:

1)   Express consignments required to obtain the Quarantine License of the People's Republic of China on the Entry and Exit Animals and Plants; plant seeds, seedlings, and other propagating materials;

2)   Microorganisms, human organisms, biotic products, blood and its products, and other special articles; and

3)   Products listed in the pre-warning announcement issued by the state bureau.

 

3.1 General Documents

When accepting the report, it requires the reporter to provide such documents as the application form for inspection, and HWB for every express consignment. Documents as customs declaration, invoice, bill of lading and packing list also shall be provided if necessary. All the hardcopy documents are not allowed to be made of thermal fax paper.

 

3.2 Special documents

The reporter also shall provide corresponding documents in one of the following circumstances:

1)  Those who import animals, animal products, plant seeds, seedlings, and other propagating materials should provide corresponding quarantine licenses and quarantine certificates;

2)  Those who import objects prohibited from entering into China for special needs of scientific research should provide the certification of quarantine specially issued by the AQSIQ;

3)   Those who import microorganisms, human organisms, biotic products, blood and its products, and other special articles should provide approval documents issued by relevant departments;

4)   Those should be subject to the system of import permit on safety and quality, the system of entry-exit verification of civilian commodities or the system of hygiene registration should submit relevant certificates;

5)   When required by other laws, regulations or any relevant international treaty or bilateral agreement, the applicant shall provide the corresponding approval certificates; and

6)   If it is Type C express consignments, the relevant certification documents shall be submitted.

 

3.3 For Type D express consignments, random inspection shall be conducted in the proportion of 1%~3%.

 

3.4 Exit Inspection and Quarantine Report

Express delivery operators, consignees, or agencies shall go through the formalities of inspection and quarantine report by means of electronic report according to relevant provisions. Inspection and quarantine institutions shall accept the said inspection and quarantine report in accordance with relevant provisions.

 

3.5 Confirming the Organs and Departments In Charge of Inspection and Quarantine

After checking the application form for inspection and attached documents, as well as ensuring all of them are properly submitted and valid, it is, then, required to check the electronic data in system of CIQ2000 and corresponding hardcopy documents. If the contents are verified to be in conformity, it is supposed to confirm the organs and departments who are in charge of inspection and quarantine in accordance with provisions on division of work.

 

3.6 Withdrawal or Alteration of Reports

Should the reporter apply for withdrawal of the report which has been accepted, reasons of withdrawal shall be presented in written form. Moreover, formalities of withdrawal can not be gone through until approval.

Should the contents of the report need to be altered or added and deleted after acceptance, the reporter shall fill out the application form of alteration, submit certification documents as relevant correspondence, and return all the documents issued before. After checking and approval, formalities of alteration can be gone through.

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