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Nuts and seeds

Nuts refer to the seeds of woody plants with hard shells, including walnuts, chestnuts, apricot kernels, almond kernels, pecans, pistachios, torreya grandis, Hawaiian fruits and pine seeds. Seeds refer to the seeds of melons, fruits, vegetables and other plants, including watermelon seeds and pumpkin seeds.Nuts and seed products are processed foods made from nuts, seeds or their kernels as the main raw materials.

GACC registration conditions for overseas manufacturers of imported foods are as follows: 

1. The food safety management system of the country/region where the manufacturer is located has passed GACC's equivalence assessment and/or review; 

2. The manufacturer was established with approval by the competent authority of the country/region, and the manufacturer is under effective regulation by the competent authority; 

3. The manufacturer has an established, effective food safety and sanitation management system and protection system, legally produces and exports food in the country/region, and ensures that foods exported to China comply with relevant Chinese laws, regulations, and national food safety standards; 

4. Food exporting to China conforms with relevant inspection and quarantine requirements that have been agreed upon after discussion by the GACC and the competent authorities of the country/region.


• GACC registration process (text description)

The flow chart for the GACC registration of imported food of overseas producers

GACC Registration Requirements and Key Checkpoints of Control and Inspection for Overseas Manufactures of Imported Nuts and Seeds Food

GACC Application Form for Registration of Overseas Competent Authority Recommendation for manufacturers of Imported Plant-derived Foods

The General Administration of Chinese Customs, overseas official regulatory agencies and production enterprises will jointly promote:

  • 01

    Confirm the HS code and the applicable access method.

  • 02

    Obtain the account and password officially granted by the supervisor or account re-authentication.

  • 03

    Preparing materials in strict accordance withGACC Registration Requirements and Key Checkpoints of Control and Inspection for Overseas Manufactures of Imported Nuts and Seeds Food, conduct self-assessment, and fill in the registration application form.

  • 04

    Submit an electronic application, fill in the enterprise elements and upload relevant materials as required; if necessary, include but not limited to floor plan of factory and workshop, process flow chart, etc.

  • 05

    The competent authority reviews the summary and forwards the electronic application with other support materials required by GACC.

  • 06

    The GACC office will review whether the materials are complete and in compliance with the legal form, and decide whether to accept it or issue a correction notice to the competent authority.

  • 07

    The expert group evaluates and reviews, including a combination of document review and on-site review or other reasonable review methods, and forms a review report.

  • 08

    Review by the General Administration of Chinese Customs whether it meets the statutory requirements and standards.

  • 09

    GACC approve or disapprove the registration, and feedback the information to the competent authority and Enterprise (enterprise applicants can receive the registration feedback in Cifer system).

  • 10

    The enterprises approved for registration, China Customs will publish them online in due course.

Our assistance includes but is not limited to:

1. Assist in product classification, determine the corresponding registration method and the best implementation plan; confirm the applicable official competent authority approval number, enterprise type, precise customs code and inspection and quarantine code details.

2. Assist enterprises to obtain account numbers and passwords.

3. Assist the enterprise to check the registration elements according to the "GACC Registration Requirements and Key Checkpoints of Control and Inspection for Overseas Manufactures of Imported Nuts and Seeds", complete the self-assessment, and provide continuous improvement plans based on the assessment results, so as to meet the key points of registration conditions and the standard of China's national food production and products. Assist in sorting, screening, editing, and translating the required materials, so that the application materials meet the integrity, authenticity and validity.
4. Assist in filling out the "Application for Registration of Overseas Competent Authority Recommendation for Manufacturers of Imported Foods", submit an electronic application and upload relevant certification materials.

5. Follow up the application submitted by the competent authority, the basic status report on animal and plant epidemics, veterinary hygiene, public health, plant protection, pesticide and veterinary drug residues related to the exporting country (region), the registration management of food production enterprises and the requirements of enterprise hygiene standards, etc. The laws, regulations and standards of the exporting country (region), the organization and personnel of the competent authority of the exporting country (region), the quarantine of the exporting country (region) competent authority of its recommended enterprises, the assessment answer sheet of the actual situation of sanitation control, the exporting country (regional) competent authority's assessment of the actual situation. A statement that the companies that are recommends comply with Chinese laws and regulations.

6. Materials correction, when the written materials do not meet the registration requirements, assist the enterprise to complete the interpretation, sorting, screening, editing, translation, calibration and other standards and laws and regulations of the required materials within the specified time.

7. Acceptance by Chinese Customs and follow-up and communication of technical review by expert group, preparation and coordination before on-site review or video review.

8. Assist in successful access and follow up on the use of registration data for customs clearance, and respond immediately if there are any problems.

9. According to the change of the enterprise, assist the change application.

10. Other enterprise access and follow-up related support.

The remedy here is a self-definition or appellation of the institution for the following business conditions, and does not mean that the official expression and is not related to any other third-party and economic remedy.

GACC Access Remedy

According to GACC Decree No. 248 from January 1 2022, overseas manufacturers of imported food will be admitted in accordance with new policies, regulations and procedures. We provide all-round consultation and analysis. After adjustment and verification, the enterprises meet China's food production safety and hygiene standards, product pesticide and veterinary drug residues and other laws and regulations, but also according to the country (region) and product, free assistance to check the conformity assessment and give non-binding and pragmatic market access feasibility suggestions for reference.

Agent Remedy

The original agent caused unacceptable losses due to lack of technical level and experience; the original agent voluntarily canceled the entrustment or lost contact, resulting in application interruption and economic losses. According to the specific situation, we can continue to register and application service or give free reference suggestions.

Data remedy

In October 2021, GACC arranged to open a "green channel" for registration of 18 categories of food for one month. Some overseas competent authorities submitted incomplete or confusing enterprise elements, such as the address of the enterprise, the country name as the business license number, and the type of product as Names of people, etc., so that the corresponding overseas producers are still unable to use valid GACC codes to assist in customs declaration. Our agency has reasonably relieved many cases.

Remedy for overseas competent authority's administrative account

Due to the different organizational structure and supervision system of each country, some countries cannot effectively transmit the new GACC regulations and practical guidelines, some are completely unaware of the new GACC regulations, and some have heard of them but they do not know how to obtain the management account granted by GACC and which ones in their own countries. The institution should obtain a management account and conduct classified management; for this reason, our institution will participate in the assistance of embassy personnel when necessary through email, telephone, video conference, etc., fully publicize and implement the essentials of the laws and regulations, understand and discuss the country's governance and supervision system, and successfully implement remedy for multiple cases. Provide in-depth explanations on the use of training and operation guidelines for the management terminal of overseas competent authorities, so that they can fully understand the positive significance of the human-friendly architecture GACC Cifer system as a supporting measure for GACC Decree No.248. more+

Training, translating and Consultants

When there is no knowledge or understanding of China's regulatory system, food safety laws and regulations, and access procedures, we can provide paid training translation services to enterprises, so that enterprises can fully understand China's regulatory system, laws and regulations, and can complete the work independently. Enterprise access registration and product labeling compliance work, or become the annual partner of regulatory consulting and product compliance. The team is well established, familiar with the evolution of all regulations, rich in technical reserves, smooth in multilingual communication, convenient in handling affairs, mastering key points of compliance, and understanding of trade customs clearance and quarantine matters. The appointment of consultants is not an open business, and the invitation system is adopted. After evaluation and analysis, those who meet the conditions will be actively invited by our institution. more+

Customs Clearance reject and early warning remedy

Misjudgment caused by enterprise qualification problems, product technology non-compliance, label non-compliance or self-perceived compliance or misclassification in the process of food trade. Sanctions such as return request of shipments, suspension of imports, and revocation of qualifications caused by triggering risk warnings. We can try to assist producer and companies in product compliance, corporate rectification, training, re-certification, re-communication and other measures to promote the process of removing sanctions.

Imported Food Compliance Services

1. Feasibility analysis of food import

2. Regulatory requirements and compliance procedures related to food import

3. Special product pre-license consultation

4. Consultation on other food import problems

Product technical compliance support

Purpose: To determine whether food can be imported into China

1. Determine the product classification and whether it can be imported

2. Check whether the product is illegally added or the dosage and content are not compliant

3. Whether the imported food meets the national food safety standards

4. If there is any non-compliance, propose amendments

Product Label Review

Purpose: To ensure that the Chinese labels of imported products meet the requirements

1. Review the original product standard and give suggestions for revision

2. Review Chinese labels, translate and make Chinese labels

New food raw material declaration and consultation

1. New food raw material compliance consultation and training

2. Identification of new food raw materials

3. Substantial Equivalence Argument

4. New food raw material declaration

The nuts and seeds food with the following HS codes are controlled by Decree No. 248:

HS codes Product name CIQ codes Inspection and quarantine name Product Category
0801110000 Dried coconut 103 Dried coconut (whether or not shelled or peeled) (extracted (except sun-dried), pressed, cooked, baked, freeze-dried, dehydrated, sugar-coated, fermented, frozen (after bleaching and thawing), and in- Freezing below 18 degrees), pickling, pickling, frying and other processes for processing) Nuts and seeds
0801110000 Dried coconut 101 Dried coconut (whether or not shelled or peeled) (other processes) Nuts and seeds
0801210000 Fresh or dried unshelled Brazil nuts 101 Fresh or dried unshelled Brazil nuts (extracted (except sun-dried), pressed, cooked, baked, freeze-dried, dehydrated, sugar-coated, fermented, frozen (after bleaching and finalizing, and the temperature is below -18 degrees) Freezing), pickling, pickling, frying and other processes for processing) Nuts and seeds
0801210000 Fresh or dried unshelled Brazil nuts 999 Fresh or dried unshelled Brazil nuts (other processes) Nuts and seeds
0801220000 Fresh or dried shelled Brazil nuts 101 Fresh or dried shelled Brazil nuts (extracted (except sun-dried), pressed, cooked, baked, freeze-dried, dehydrated, sugar-coated, fermented, frozen (after bleaching and thawing, and freezing below -18 degrees) ), pickling, pickling, frying and other processes for processing) Nuts and seeds
0801220000 Fresh or dried shelled Brazil nuts 999 Fresh or dried shelled Brazil nuts (other processes) Nuts and seeds
0801310000 Fresh or dried unshelled cashews 999 Fresh or dried unshelled cashew nuts (other processes) Nuts and seeds
0801310000 Fresh or dried unshelled cashews 101 Fresh or dried unshelled cashew nuts (extracted (except sun-dried), pressed, cooked, baked, freeze-dried, dehydrated, sugar-coated, fermented, frozen (after bleaching and thawing, and freezing below -18 degrees) ), pickling, pickling, frying and other processes for processing) Nuts and seeds
0801320000 Fresh or dried shelled cashews 101 Fresh or dried shelled cashew nuts (extracted (except sun-dried), pressed, cooked, baked, freeze-dried, dehydrated, sugar-coated, fermented, frozen (after bleaching and finalizing, and freezing below -18 degrees) , Pickling, pickling, frying and other processes for processing) Nuts and seeds
0801320000 Fresh or dried shelled cashews 999 Fresh or dried shelled cashew nuts (other processes) Nuts and seeds
0802110000 Fresh or dried unshelled tonsils 999 Fresh or dried unshelled almond kernels (other processes) Nuts and seeds
0802110000 Fresh or dried unshelled tonsils 101 Fresh or dried unshelled almond pits (extracted (except sun-dried), pressed, cooked, baked, freeze-dried, dehydrated, sugar-coated, fermented, frozen (after bleaching and finalizing, and the temperature is below -18 degrees) Freezing), pickling, pickling, frying and other processes for processing) Nuts and seeds
0802120000 Fresh or dried shelled almonds 101 Fresh or dried shelled almonds (Almond) (other crafts) Nuts and seeds
0802120000 Fresh or dried shelled almonds 103 Fresh or dried hulled almonds (Almond) (extracted (except sun-dried), pressed, cooked, baked, freeze-dried, dehydrated, coated with sugar, fermented, frozen (after bleaching and finalizing) -18 degrees below freezing), pickling, pickling, frying and other processes for processing) Nuts and seeds
0802210000 Fresh or dried unshelled hazelnuts 101 Fresh or dried unshelled hazelnuts (extracted (except sun-dried), pressed, cooked, baked, freeze-dried, dehydrated, sugar-coated, fermented, frozen (after bleaching and finalizing, and frozen below -18 degrees) ), pickling, pickling, frying and other processes for processing) Nuts and seeds
0802210000 Fresh or dried unshelled hazelnuts 999 Fresh or dried unshelled hazelnuts (other processes) Nuts and seeds
0802220000 Fresh or dried shelled hazelnuts 101 Fresh or dried shelled hazelnuts (extracted (except sun-dried), pressed, cooked, baked, freeze-dried, dehydrated, coated with sugar, fermented, and frozen (after bleaching and finalizing, and freezing below -18 degrees) , Pickling, pickling, frying and other processes for processing) Nuts and seeds
0802220000 Fresh or dried shelled hazelnuts 999 Fresh or dried shelled hazelnuts (other processes) Nuts and seeds
0802310000 Fresh or dried unshelled walnuts 101 Fresh or dried unhusked walnuts (extracted (except sun-dried), pressed, cooked, baked, freeze-dried, dehydrated, sugar-coated, fermented, frozen (after bleaching and finalizing, and frozen below -18 degrees) ), pickling, pickling, frying and other processes for processing) Nuts and seeds
0802310000 Fresh or dried unshelled walnuts 999 Fresh or dried unshelled walnuts (other processes) Nuts and seeds
0802320000 Shelled walnuts, fresh or dried 101 Fresh or dried hulled walnuts (extracted (except sun-dried), pressed, cooked, baked, freeze-dried, dehydrated, sugar-coated, fermented, and frozen (after bleaching and finalizing, and freezing below -18 degrees) , Pickling, pickling, frying and other processes for processing) Nuts and seeds
0802320000 Shelled walnuts, fresh or dried 999 Fresh or dried shelled walnuts (other processes) Nuts and seeds
0802411000 Chestnuts, fresh or dried 999 Fresh or dried chestnuts without shells (other crafts) Nuts and seeds
0802411000 Chestnuts, fresh or dried 101 Fresh or dried unshelled chestnuts (extracted (except sun-dried), pressed, cooked, baked, freeze-dried, dehydrated, sugar-coated, fermented, frozen (after bleaching and finalizing, and freezing below -18 degrees) ), pickling, pickling, frying and other processes for processing) Nuts and seeds
0802419000 Fresh or dried other chestnuts without shells (except chestnuts) 999 Fresh or dried other chestnuts without shells (except chestnuts) (whether or not shelled or peeled) (other processes) Nuts and seeds
0802419000 Fresh or dried other chestnuts without shells (except chestnuts) 101 Fresh or dried other unshelled chestnuts (except chestnuts) (whether or not shelled or peeled) (extracted (except sun-dried), pressed, cooked, baked, freeze-dried, dehydrated, sugared, fermented, frozen (After bleaching and finalizing, and freezing below -18 degrees), soaking, pickling, frying and other processes for processing) Nuts and seeds
0802421000 Fresh or dried shelled chestnuts 101 Fresh or dried chestnuts (whether peeled or not) (extracted (except sun-dried), squeezed, cooked, baked, freeze-dried, dehydrated, coated with sugar, fermented, frozen (after bleaching and finalizing, and in- Freezing below 18 degrees), pickling, pickling, frying and other processes for processing) Nuts and seeds
0802421000 Fresh or dried shelled chestnuts 999 Fresh or dried shelled chestnuts (whether peeled or not) (other processes) Nuts and seeds
0802429000 Fresh or dried other shelled chestnuts (except chestnuts) 999 Fresh or dried other shelled chestnuts (except chestnuts) (whether peeled or not) (other processes) Nuts and seeds
0802429000 Fresh or dried other shelled chestnuts (except chestnuts) 101 Fresh or dried other shelled chestnuts (except chestnuts) (whether peeled or not) (extracted (except sun-dried), pressed, cooked, baked, freeze-dried, dehydrated, sugared, fermented, frozen (after bleaching) And the greens, and frozen below -18 degrees), soaking, pickling, frying and other processes for processing) Nuts and seeds
0802510000 Fresh or dried unshelled pistachios (pistachios) 101 Fresh or dried unshelled pistachio nuts (pistachios) (extracted (except sun-dried), pressed, cooked, baked, freeze-dried, dehydrated, sugared, fermented, frozen (after bleaching and finalizing) , And frozen below -18 degrees), soaking, pickling, frying and other processes for processing) Nuts and seeds
0802510000 Fresh or dried unshelled pistachios (pistachios) 999 Fresh or dried unshelled pistachios (pistachios) (other crafts) Nuts and seeds
0802520000 Fresh or dried hulled pistachios (pistachios) 999 Fresh or dried hulled pistachios (pistachios) (other crafts) Nuts and seeds
0802520000 Fresh or dried hulled pistachios (pistachios) 101 Fresh or dried hulled pistachios (pistachios) (extracted (except sun-dried), pressed, cooked, baked, freeze-dried, dehydrated, sugared, fermented, frozen (after bleaching and finalizing, And frozen below -18 degrees), soaking, pickling, frying and other processes for processing) Nuts and seeds
0802619000 Other unshelled macadamia nuts (Macadamia nuts), fresh or dried 999 Fresh or dried other unshelled macadamia nuts (Macadamia nuts) (other crafts) Nuts and seeds
0802619000 Other unshelled macadamia nuts (Macadamia nuts), fresh or dried 101 Fresh or dried other unhusked macadamia nuts (macadamia nuts) (extracted (except sun-dried), pressed, cooked, baked, freeze-dried, dehydrated, sugared, fermented, frozen (after bleached soup and Finished, and frozen below -18 degrees), soaked in acid, pickled, fried, and other processes for processing) Nuts and seeds
0802620000 Fresh or dried shelled macadamia nuts (Macadamia nuts) 999 Fresh or dried shelled macadamia nuts (macadamia nuts) (whether peeled or not) (other processes) Nuts and seeds
0802620000 Fresh or dried shelled macadamia nuts (Macadamia nuts) 101 Fresh or dried macadamia nuts (macadamia nuts) (whether peeled or not) (extracted (except sun-dried), pressed, cooked, baked, freeze-dried, dehydrated, sugared, fermented, frozen ( After bleaching and finalizing, and freezing below -18 degrees), soaking, pickling, frying and other processes for processing) Nuts and seeds
0802700000 Fresh or dried kola nut (Kola nut genus) 999 Fresh or dried kola nuts (Kola nut) (whether or not shelled or peeled) (other processes) Nuts and seeds
0802700000 Fresh or dried kola nut (Kola nut genus) 101 Fresh or dried kola nuts (Kola nut) (whether or not shelled or peeled) (extracted (except sun-dried), pressed, cooked, baked, freeze-dried, dehydrated, sugared, fermented, frozen (After bleaching and finalizing, and freezing below -18 degrees), soaking, pickling, frying and other processes for processing) Nuts and seeds
0802800090 Dried betel nuts 101 Dried betel nuts (whether or not shelled or peeled) (other processes) Nuts and seeds
0802800090 Dried betel nuts 103 Dried betel nuts (whether or not shelled or peeled) (extracted (except sun-dried), pressed, cooked, baked, freeze-dried, dehydrated, sugar-coated, fermented, frozen (after bleaching and finalizing) -18 degrees below freezing), pickling, pickling, frying and other processes for processing) Nuts and seeds
0802800090 Dried betel nuts (whether or not shelled or peeled) 102 Dried betel nuts (whether or not shelled or peeled) (other candied fruit) Candied fruit
0802902000 Fresh or dried ginkgo 103 Fresh or dried ginkgo (whether or not shelled or peeled) (ginkgo) (extracted (except sun-dried), pressed, cooked, baked, freeze-dried, dehydrated, sugared, fermented, frozen (after bleaching and Finished, and frozen below -18 degrees), soaked in acid, pickled, fried, and other processes for processing) Nuts and seeds
0802902000 Fresh or dried ginkgo 101 Fresh or dried ginkgo (whether or not shelled or peeled) (medicinal ginkgo) Chinese herbal medicine
0802902000 Fresh or dried ginkgo 102 Fresh or dried ginkgo (whether or not shelled or peeled) (Ginkgo) (other processes) Nuts and seeds
0802903010 Fresh or dried red pine nuts 101 Fresh or dried red pine nut kernels (extracted (except sun-dried), pressed, cooked, baked, freeze-dried, dehydrated, coated with sugar, fermented, and frozen (after bleaching and finalizing, and freezing below -18 degrees) , Pickling, pickling, frying and other processes for processing) Nuts and seeds
0802903010 Fresh or dried red pine nuts 999 Fresh or dried red pine nuts (other crafts) Nuts and seeds
0802903020 Other endangered pine nuts, fresh or dried 999 Other endangered pine nuts, fresh or dried (other crafts) Nuts and seeds
0802903020 Other endangered pine nuts, fresh or dried 101 Fresh or dried other endangered pine nuts (extracted (except sun-dried), pressed, cooked, baked, freeze-dried, dehydrated, sugar-coated, fermented, frozen (after bleaching and thawing, and freezing below -18 degrees) ), pickling, pickling, frying and other processes for processing) Nuts and seeds
0802903090 Other pine nuts, fresh or dried 999 Other pine nuts, fresh or dried (other crafts) Nuts and seeds
0802903090 Other pine nuts, fresh or dried 101 Fresh or dried other pine nuts (extracted (except sun-dried), pressed, cooked, baked, freeze-dried, dehydrated, coated with sugar, fermented, and frozen (after bleaching and finalizing, and freezing below -18 degrees) , Pickling, pickling, frying and other processes for processing) Nuts and seeds
0802909010 Fresh or dried torreya, red pine nuts 103 Fresh or dried torreya, red pine nuts (whether or not shelled or peeled) (torreya) (other crafts) Nuts and seeds
0802909010 Fresh or dried torreya, red pine nuts 102 Fresh or dried torreya, red pine nuts (whether or not shelled or peeled) (pine nuts) (other crafts) Nuts and seeds
0802909010 Fresh or dried torreya, red pine nuts 104 Fresh or dried torreya, red pine nuts (whether or not shelled or peeled) (pine nuts) (extracted (except sun-dried), pressed, cooked, baked, freeze-dried, dehydrated, coated with sugar, fermented, frozen (through Bleaching and finalizing, and freezing below -18 degrees), soaking, pickling, frying and other processes for processing) Nuts and seeds
0802909010 Fresh or dried torreya, red pine nuts 105 Fresh or dried torreya, red pine nuts (whether or not shelled or peeled) (torreya) (extracted (except dried), pressed, cooked, baked, freeze-dried, dehydrated, coated with sugar, fermented, frozen (through Bleach the soup and dew, and freeze below -19 degrees), pickling, pickling, frying and other processes for processing) Nuts and seeds
0802909020 Other endangered pine nuts, fresh or dried 101 Fresh or dried other endangered pine nuts (whether or not shelled or peeled) (extracted (except for sun-dried), pressed, cooked, baked, freeze-dried, dehydrated, sugared, fermented, frozen (after bleaching and finalizing) , And frozen below -18 degrees), soaking, pickling, frying and other processes for processing) Nuts and seeds
0802909020 Other endangered pine nuts, fresh or dried 999 Other endangered pine nuts, fresh or dried (whether or not shelled or peeled) (other processes) Nuts and seeds
0802909030 Fresh or dried giant seed palm (sea coconut) nuts 999 Fresh or dried giant seed palm (sea coconut) nuts (other crafts) Nuts and seeds
0802909030 Fresh or dried giant seed palm (sea coconut) nuts 101 Fresh or dried giant seed palm (sea coconut) nuts (extracted (except sun-dried), pressed, cooked, baked, freeze-dried, dehydrated, sugared, fermented, frozen (after bleaching and finalizing) -18 degrees below freezing), pickling, pickling, frying and other processes for processing) Nuts and seeds
0802909040 Pecans, fresh or dried 101 Fresh or dried pecans (whether or not shelled or peeled) (walnuts) (other processes) Nuts and seeds
0802909040 Pecans, fresh or dried 104 Fresh or dried pecans (whether or not shelled or peeled) (walnuts or walnut kernels) (extracted (except sun-dried), pressed, cooked, baked, freeze-dried, dehydrated, coated with sugar, fermented, frozen (After bleaching and finalizing, and freezing below -18 degrees), soaking, pickling, frying and other processes for processing) Nuts and seeds
0802909040 Pecans, fresh or dried 102 Fresh or dried pecans (whether or not shelled or peeled) (walnut kernels) (other processes) Nuts and seeds
0802909090 Other nuts, fresh or dried 106 Fresh or dried other nuts (whether or not shelled or peeled) (dried acorn kernels) (other processes) Nuts and seeds
0802909090 Other nuts, fresh or dried 107 Fresh or dried other nuts (whether or not shelled or peeled) (white-skinned pine nuts) (other processes) Nuts and seeds
0802909090 Other nuts, fresh or dried 105 Fresh or dried other nuts (whether or not shelled or peeled) (abalone fruit) (other processes) Nuts and seeds
0802909090 Other nuts, fresh or dried 104 Fresh or dried other nuts (whether or not shelled or peeled) (Brazil nuts) (other processes) Nuts and seeds
0802909090 Other nuts, fresh or dried 108 Fresh or dried other nuts (whether or not shelled or peeled) (extracted (except sun-dried), pressed, cooked, baked, freeze-dried, dehydrated, sugar-coated, fermented, frozen (after bleaching and finalizing, And frozen below -18 degrees), soaking, pickling, frying and other processes for processing) Nuts and seeds
0802909090 Other nuts, fresh or dried 101 Fresh or dried other nuts (whether or not shelled or peeled) (dry other seeds) Nuts and seeds
0802909090 Other nuts, fresh or dried 103 Fresh or dried other nuts (whether or not shelled or peeled) (other nuts) (other processes) Nuts and seeds
1212991100 Bitter almonds 102 Bitter almond (non-medicinal) (other processes) Nuts and seeds
1212991100 Bitter almonds 103 Bitter almonds (non-medicinal) (extracted (except sun-dried), pressed, cooked, baked, freeze-dried, dehydrated, sugar-coated, fermented, and frozen (after bleaching and finalizing, and freezing below -18 degrees) , Pickling, pickling, frying and other processes for processing) Nuts and seeds
1212991200 sweet almond 999 Sweet almonds (other crafts) Nuts and seeds
1212991200 sweet almond 101 Sweet almonds (extracted (except sun-dried), squeezed, cooked, baked, freeze-dried, dehydrated, coated with sugar, fermented, frozen (after bleaching and thawing, and freezing below -18 degrees), pickling, pickling , Frying and other processes for processing) Nuts and seeds
1212991900 Other apricot kernels, peach, plum or plum kernels and kernels 104 Other apricot kernels, peach, plum or plum kernels and kernels (except almonds, including nectarines) (uncooked) (extracted (except sun-dried), pressed, cooked, baked, freeze-dried, dehydrated, sugar-coated Crumbs, fermentation, freezing (after bleaching and finalizing, and freezing below -18 degrees), pickling, pickling, frying and other processes for processing) Nuts and seeds
1212991900 Other apricot kernels, peach, plum or plum kernels and kernels 102 Other apricot kernels, peach, plum or plum kernels and kernels (except almonds, including nectarines) (non-ripe) (other processes) Nuts and seeds
1212999300 White melon seeds 104 White melon seeds (non-cooked) (extracted (except sun-dried), pressed, cooked, baked, freeze-dried, dehydrated, coated with sugar, fermented, and frozen (after bleaching and finalizing, and freezing below -18 degrees) , Pickling, pickling, frying and other processes for processing) Nuts and seeds
1212999300 White melon seeds 101 White melon seeds (non-cooked) (other processes) Nuts and seeds
1212999400 Lotus seeds 103 Lotus seeds (non-medicinal) Nuts and seeds
1212999910 Unlisted edible plant products 103 Other endangered plant products for human consumption (including unroasted chicory roots, including kernels, kernels, etc.) (approved as new food materials) Food products and other products
1212999910 Other endangered plant products for human consumption 101 Other endangered plant products for human consumption (including unroasted chicory root, including kernels, kernels, etc.) (other dried (hard) fruits) (other processes) Nuts and seeds
1212999910 Other endangered plant products for human consumption 103 Other endangered plant products for human consumption (including unroasted chicory roots, including kernels, kernels, etc.) (approved as new food materials) Nuts and seeds
1212999910 Other endangered plant products for human consumption 104 Other endangered plant products for human consumption (including unroasted chicory root, including kernels, kernels, etc.) (other dried (firm) fruits) (extracted (except sun-dried), pressed, cooked, baked, freeze-dried, Dehydration, sugar crumbs, fermentation, freezing (after bleaching and finalizing, and freezing below -18 degrees), soaking, pickling, frying and other processes for processing) Nuts and seeds
1212999990 Other fruit kernels, kernels and plant products for human consumption 106 Other pits, kernels and plant products for human consumption (including unroasted chicory root) (sea copra) (other processes) Nuts and seeds
1212999990 Other fruit kernels, kernels and plant products for human consumption 105 Other pits, kernels and plant products for human consumption (including unroasted chicory root) (dried acorn kernels) (other processes) Nuts and seeds
1212999990 Other fruit kernels, kernels and plant products for human consumption 104 Other fruit kernels, kernels and plant products for human consumption (including unroasted chicory root) (approved as new food ingredients) Nuts and seeds
1212999990 Other fruit kernels, kernels and plant products for human consumption 107 Other fruit kernels, kernels and plant products for human consumption (including unroasted chicory root) (other dried (firm) fruits) (extracted (except sun-dried), pressed, cooked, baked, freeze-dried, dehydrated, wrapped Sugar crumbs, fermentation, freezing (after bleaching and finalizing, and freezing below -18 degrees), pickling, pickling, frying and other processes for processing) Nuts and seeds
1212999990 Other fruit kernels, kernels and plant products for human consumption 102 Other fruit kernels, kernels and plant products for human consumption (including unroasted chicory root) (other dried (firm) fruits) (other processes) Nuts and seeds
1212999990 Other fruit kernels, kernels and plant products for human consumption 101 Other pits, kernels and plant products for human consumption (including unroasted chicory root) (melon seeds) Nuts and seeds
1212999990 Other fruit kernels, kernels and plant products for human consumption 109 Other fruit kernels, kernels and plant products for human consumption (including unroasted chicory root) (jelly grass) (extracted (except dried), pressed, cooked, baked, freeze-dried, dehydrated, coated with sugar, fermented , Frozen (processed by bleaching and quenching, and freezing below -18 degrees), pickling, pickling, frying, etc.) Nuts and seeds
1212999990 Other fruit kernels, kernels and plant products for human consumption 105 Other pits, kernels and plant products for human consumption (including unroasted chicory root) (dried acorn kernels) (other processes) Nuts and seeds
1212999990 Other fruit kernels, kernels and plant products for human consumption 104 Other fruit kernels, kernels and plant products for human consumption (including unroasted chicory root) (approved as new food ingredients) Nuts and seeds
1212999990 Other fruit kernels, kernels and plant products for human consumption 102 Other fruit kernels, kernels and plant products for human consumption (including unroasted chicory root) (other dried (firm) fruits) (other processes) Nuts and seeds
1212999990 Other fruit kernels, kernels and plant products for human consumption 107 Other fruit kernels, kernels and plant products for human consumption (including unroasted chicory root) (other dried (firm) fruits) (extracted (except sun-dried), pressed, cooked, baked, freeze-dried, dehydrated, wrapped Sugar crumbs, fermentation, freezing (after bleaching and finalizing, and freezing below -18 degrees), pickling, pickling, frying and other processes for processing) Nuts and seeds
1212999990 Other fruit kernels, kernels and plant products for human consumption 101 Other pits, kernels and plant products for human consumption (including unroasted chicory root) (melon seeds) Nuts and seeds
GACC HS code for imported nuts and seeds food(Download)

1. What are the common mistakes in registration?

(1) The product was classified incorrectly, and the wrong access method and procedure were applied.
(2) Failure to strictly follow the "GACC Registration Requirements and Key Checkpoints of Control and Inspection for Overseas Manufactures of Imported Nuts and Seeds" to inspect the elements of the enterprise and conduct feasibility assessments.
(3) The electronic application has not been submitted. "Application for Registration of Overseas Competent authority Recommendation Manufacturers of Imported Food"

(4) Registration application materials or attachments submitted are not in English or Chinese.

(5) The file format is incorrect and cannot be opened.

(6) There is a vacancy in the application materials where the signature and seal of the competent authority is required.

(7) The necessary parts of the application form are incomplete.

(8) The attachments of the application form are incomplete or do not correspond to the description of the content of the application form, which cannot prove the validity of the content of the application form.

(9) There are descriptions in the application form and attached materials that are obviously inconsistent with Chinese regulations.

(10) The information of the exported products cannot be accurately listed in the application, so that the customs clearance failure and needs to be urgently added. (Overseas manufacturers generally register according to the actual product strictly corresponding to the HS CODE, but Chinese brokers or freight agencies generally classify HS CODE according to the most preferential tax rate or the lowest supervision conditions or the simplest operation methods. There are cases that different ports and different freight agencies use different HS CODE for the same foods. There is a possibility of different classification, and our agency have to deal with many emergencies caused by the reasonable but misplaced demands of different market entities.)

(11) The application materials provided are contradictory.

(12) The country/origin where the overseas producers is located export firstly some foods has not yet conducted conformity equivalent assessment of the GACC official regulatory system.


2.  An example of GACC does not approve review feedback?

3. Do exporters or shippers need to record?
A: Yes, the exporter of the trade contract or shipper of BL has to do ire (Original AQSIQ) record. After recording will get an 11-digit record number, the record does not issue certificate nor validity limit. It should be noted that this record is very easy, we are obliged to help applicant record free of charge. Watch out for fraudulent websites.
(In China's administrative reform, AQSIQ no longer exist)

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