Food and Agricultural Exports to China For Small Businesses: A Complete Guide

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This article is authored by Thuong Tran, of FLEET, on behalf of

The Chinese imported food market is one that is expanding rapidly. Some figures put its value at more than 500 billion USD as of 2014. In order to tap into this potential, it is important to know how to navigate the various regulations and licensure requirements. Some of the most common questions about importing canned and other packaged food into the country follow.

1. What permits and licensing requirements must be met?

When importing food into China for the first time, it is necessary to include documents such as a customs declaration, bill of lading and invoice. The original label of the food, as well as its translated version, must be included when a food is being imported into the country for the first time.

The Ministry of Commerce, People’s Republic of China (MOFCOM) does not require packaged foods to have a license if these food items are free from import restrictions.

A complete list of the documents that are necessary for the exporter to prepare includes the following: Continue reading Food and Agricultural Exports to China For Small Businesses: A Complete Guide

CCC Mark: The Exporter’s Guide to China Compulsory Certification

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Planning to export products to China? Then you may need to ensure that your products are compliant with the China Compulsory Certification (CCC), which applies to anything from electrical equipment to toys.

In this article, Julian Busch – managing director of MPR China Certification GmbH – shares some of his knowledge of CCC. Keep reading, and learn more about the CCC documents, labeling requirements and the different product categories to which CCC applies.

What is the CCC mark?

China Compulsory Certification (CCC) is similar to other certifications for product quality standardization – such as the European CE system – but there are important differences.

The CCC certificate was introduced in 2002 and applies to imported goods as well as to Chinese products.

Products which require certification may only be imported, sold and/or used in business activities in China, after a China Compulsory Certification has been obtained.

Failure to comply with CCC regulations will lead to imported goods being detained at the border or returned to the sender.

Likewise, improper use of CCC licenses or printing a CCC-mark on products without certification will also result in fines and penalties.

Even if a product does not need China Compulsory Certification, problems may still arise if a customs officer demands a CCC certificate. Continue reading CCC Mark: The Exporter’s Guide to China Compulsory Certification