China Import/Export Declaration Form Changes

Heather Noggle   April 12, 2016   Comments Off on China Import/Export Declaration Form Changes

China has changed its Import/Export Declaration Form. Take note:

On March 26, 2016, China’s General Administration of Customs (GAC) announced a revision of the import and export declaration forms (GAC Announcement, No. 20 of 2016).

The revision has accommodated and consolidated all the legislative changes made by Customs, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Commerce, and National Reform and Development Commission etc. ever since 2008, which are relevant to, or have impact on, import and export declaration process. Considering the number of fields that have been changed or added, the revision is unprecedented in past decades.

For example, the revision has:

  • Adjusted the filling requirements for many fields such as the Contract Number, Declaration Entity, Mode of Transport, Recordation Number, License Number etc.
  • Added a number of fields like Country of Origin, Country of Destination, Special Relation, Impact on Transaction Value, Royalty Payment etc.
  • Deleted some obsolete fields like Foreign Exchange Permit Number, Customs Remarks and Release Date, Declaration Form Print Date etc.
  • Changed some field names to be consistent with relevant laws and regulations, replaced Operating Entity with Consignee/Consignor, replaced Consignee with End-User, and substituted Manufacturer/Seller for Consignor
  • Enlarged the item list so that the number of items that can be declared on one form increased from 20 to 50.

For more, visit Tradewin’s take on the subject, quoted above.