Posted on 01/06/2018 in category Legislation

China sets rules for third-party pre-shipment Inspection agencies

With its announcement No. 48 of 2018, the Chinese General Administration of Customs provided the Implementation Rules on the Supervision and Administration of Pre- shipping Inspection of Imported Solid Waste Used as Raw Materials, which take effect as of June 1, 2018. The announcement is pertinent to third part pre-shipment inspection agencies.

The General Administration of Customs (“GAC”) of the People's Republic of China will be responsible for the supervision and administration of pre-shipping inspection agencies in the context of their services of inspection, loading under supervision and stamping with sealing marks, and the issuance of the pre-shipping inspection certificate for exports of waste as raw materials to China.

Exporters of waste to China may expect news on the first third-party pre-shipment inspection agencies to have been successful in applying to the GAC, and so may provide their services in late July at the earliest.

Pre-shipment inspection agencies wishing further information may contact  BIR Trade & Environment Director Ross Bartley rbartley@bir.org