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Things You Need to Know When Import Dried Seafood to China Mainland



How to Declare Dried Seafood When Import Dried Seafood to China 

Pursuant to PRC Customs Catalog and Interpretation for Standard Declarations of Import & Export Commodities, when declaring below dried seafood, below elements shall be filled and declared. 



Are all dried sea food from all countries/regions allowed to import into China?

In accordance with the Provisions for Inspection Quarantine Supervision of Import & Export of Aquatic Products and the relevant requirements of General Administration of Customs documents, aquatic products(not include aquatic products whose HS codes fall into 16030000.9016059090.90, 2008.9931-2008.9939, 2103.9090) with relatively high risks in terms of quality safety and quarantine shall obtain inspection quarantine entry qualifications for exporting to China before importing into China for the first time.

Dries seafood(excluding the above mentioned HS codes) can only be imported into China when it is listed into Food Catalogue for Food Exported to China that Meets Assessment Requirements and that from Countries/Regions which have traditional trade(hereunder referred to as National Entry List) 

For instance, the entry of fish maw include two types of entry circumstances. Circumstance 1, fish maw, cultural and wild,  originated in USA, Norway, Iceland and Vietnam, both meet entry requirements as National Entry List clearly specifies that frozen fish maw, etc, included.
Circumstance 2, As in National Entry list name for fish maw originated from Costa Rica, Samoa, Surinam, and Chile include wild sea-caught aquatic products, these countries can only export wild fish maw to China. 

Except above mentioned countries, other fish maws are not in National Entry list and can not be imported into China. 

Seahog, as customs broker in China, can help exporters and importers check if their seafood is in National Entry list or not. 

What are the requirements for overseas manufacturers of and what certificate shall be provided when import?

The manufacturers shall be registered at General Administration of Customs in China. As experienced China customs agent, we can help check if the subject manufacturer registered at China customs or not. Original Inspection and Quarantine Certificate and Certificate of Origin issued by competent official departments of exporting country/region shall be provided.

In accordance with requirements of General Administration of Customs, import amphibians, reptiles, aquatic mammals and other cultural aquatic products and their non-cooked processed goods, and Japanese aquatic products, etc., shall obtain quarantine approval. China customs will check whether the name on quarantine approval certificate is consistent with the actual goods name when import, and cancel the quarantine approval certificate after verification. 

What are the special requirements for aquatic products that have F supervision code

Code F endangered species import allowance certificate refers to , pursuant to PRC Wild Animal Protection Laws and relative laws and regulations, goods that listed in CONVENTION ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN ENDANGERED SPECIES OF WILD FAUNA AND FLORA shall obtain  import allowance certificate from National Administrative Office for Import & Export of Endangered Species or its working bodies, 

In accordance with Provisions for Import & Export Certificate of Wild Animals and Plants , when import/export wild animals plants that are listed in Catalogue for Import & Export Wild Animals and Plants Species, shall voluntarily declare to customs and submit import/export allowance certificate or species certificate and complete import /export according to the species, quantity, port and deadline as specified on the mentioned certificate. 

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