Documents required to export from China

Certificates and Documents needed to export from China

 

Information provided here describes about documents required for export from China.

 

The documents required for export from Chinais based on the product exporting from China, multilateral, bilateral or unilateral trade agreements, and other trade policies of China government.  The export documents required in China also depends up on the nature of goods exporting (General goods, Personal effects, Dangerous goods, Livestock etc.), regular trade policy of China Government,   specific goods exporting from China (Arms and ammunition, health products, food products, chemicals etc.)

 

However, the following documents required to export goods from China:

 

Export Customs clearance documents required in China

 

Customs Entry document: (specified by China customs) prepared by exporter’s customs broker or exporter.

Customs bond if applicable for specific goods exporting to China or to claim import benefits from China government.

Legal Undertaking (LUT) if applicable to claim export benefits from China government or to export specific products

Customs declarations wherever applicable:  China export customs clearance declarations as per specified format of China government.

Export Licence if applicable to be obtained from government agency of China.

GST certificate / VAT certificate/ Tax Identification Number (One time registration)

Purchase order or Letter of Credit between China exporter and overseas buyer of goods.

Commercial Invoice cum packing list issued by seller of goods

Certificate of Origin issued by competent authority of origin country of goods.

Insurance Certificate issued by the government authorized insurance service provider

Certificates of Inspection if applicable:  Some of the importers demands exporter (seller) through LC or Purchase order to inspect export goods to China by an internationally recognized inspection agency like SGS, BVQI, or other Quality inspecting agency. etc.

ATA CARNET/Temporary shipment certificate if applicable

Certificate of Analysis if applicable.  The buyer may insist the seller to enclose certificate of analysis about the goods.  The same certificate helps China customs authorities to confirm the product imported to China.

Certificate of Free Sale if applicable.  If goods are not commercially involved, a certificate of sale is attached by exporter along with goods dispatched.

Weight Certificate if applicable.   Weight certificate issued by exporter is required at various circumstances like satiability of flight, satiability of vessel, International road safety rules, import or export duty calculation, claiming export/import benefits from government etc.

Consular Invoice if applicable:  Some of the importing countries insists embassy attested documents which is mandatory at importing country to customs clear goods.

 

Documents required for customs in China for specific products to export

Electronic Export Information if applicable

Certificate of Health or Sanitation if applicable

Generic Certificate of Origin if applicable

Dangerous Goods Certificate if applicable

Fisheries Certificate if applicable

Fumigation Certificate if applicable

Halal Certificate if applicable

Health Certificate if applicable

Ingredients Certificate if applicable

Inspection Certificate if applicable

Pre-Shipment Inspection certificate if applicable

Phytosanitary Certificate/quarantine certificate if applicable

Radiation Certificate if applicable

Dock Receipt and Warehouse Receipt if applicable

ISPM 15 (Wood Packaging) Marking certificate if applicable

Product manual or Product catalogue if applicable

Certified Engineer's Report if applicable

Chartered engineer’s certificate if applicable

Product specification certificate

Other specified documents if applicable

 

 

Bank export documents in China

Purchase order or Letter of Credit

Commercial Invoice cum packing list

Pro forma Invoice

Bill of exchange

Certificate of Origin

Insurance Certificate

Certificates of Inspection if applicable

Electronic Export Information if applicable

Certificate of Health or Sanitation if applicable

Other specified documents if applicable

 

This post explains about various documents at different levels that required by every exporter need to be submitted with the China Customs Authority.


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