Trading Across Borders


Import-Export Flow Chart


Approval Documents Required in Customs Declaration
for Imports of Special Commodities

Commodity

Item

Approving Authorities

Approval Documents

Endangered wild animals and plants
Application should be made by the importer to the provincial wild animals and plants administration department, which should prepare a recommendation within 10 working days of the application and submit it together with all application materials to the State Council's wild animals and plants administration department for approval.Import and Export Approval Certificate
Food productsLabellingApplication should be made prior to imports by the distributor or agent of imported food products for food labelling examination to the designated inspection and quarantine authorities, which should submit application materials together with preliminary examination results to the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine for approval.Imported Food Labelling Examination Certificate
CosmeticsLabellingApplication for cosmetics labeling examination should be made by the distributor or agent of imported cosmetics to the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine 90 working days before submitting the goods for inspection.Imported Cosmetics Examination Certificate
DrugsAnabolic agents and peptide hormonesApplication should be made by the importer to the State Food and Drug Administration, which should decide within five days on whether the application is accepted and decide within 10 days of the acceptance of application whether imports are allowed.Special Drugs Import Licence
Narcotic drugs and
psychotropic drugs
Application should be made to the State Food and Drug Administration.Narcotic Drugs Import Licence or Psychotropic Drugs Import Licence

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