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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


The Chinese national standards and regulations Which GACC entry requires that milk products should comply with include but are not limited to:
1. National food safety standard Good manufacturing practice for milk products GB 12693-2010

2. National Standard for Food Safety Food Additive Use Standard GB 2760-2014

3. National Food Safety Standard Food Nutrition Enhancer Use Standard GB 14880-2012

4. National Food Safety Standard General Hygienic Specification for Food Production GB 14881-2013

5. Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) System General Requirements for Food Manufacturers GB/T 27341

6. National Standard for Food Safety General Rules for Labeling of Prepackaged Foods GB 7718-2011

7. National Food Safety Standard General Rules for Nutrition Labeling of Prepackaged Foods GB 28050-2011

8. Notification and Commitment for Test Report of Imported Dairy Products
(If you need to obtain the English version of the above regulations or technical standards, or the official language version of your country, feel free to contact us)

GACC Procedure

  • 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 with Registration Requirements and Key Checkpoints of Control and Inspection for Overseas Manufactures of Imported Dairy Products(Pasteurized Milk and Infant Formula not Included), 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 "Registration Conditions and Control Inspection Points of Overseas Manufacturers Imported Dairy Products (Excluding Pasteurized Milk and Infant Formula Dairy Products)", 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 form of imported dairy products(pasteurized milk and infant formula not included) for overseas manufacturer", submit an electronic application and upload relevant supporting 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. According to the new decree, assist enterprises to apply for extension. "Registration application for extension for overseas manufacturers of imported dairy products(pasteurized milk and infant formula not included)"

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

HS CODE

The imported dairy products(pasteurized milk and infant formula not included) with the following HS codes are controlled by Decree No.248:
HS Codes Product name CIQ codes Inspection and quarantine name Product Category
0401100000 Unconcentrated milk and cream with a fat content of ≤1% (fat content is by weight, no sugar and other sweet substances should be added to the products of this number) 103 Unconcentrated milk and cream with a fat content of ≤1% (fat content is by weight, no sugar and other sweet substances should be added to the products of this number) (Keep sterilized milk) Sterilized milk
0401100000 Unconcentrated milk and cream with a fat content of ≤1% (fat content is by weight, no sugar and other sweet substances should be added to the products of this number) 102 Unconcentrated milk and cream with a fat content of ≤1% (fat content is by weight, no sugar and other sweet substances should be added to the products of this number) (ultra-high temperature sterilized milk) Sterilized milk
0401100000 Unconcentrated milk and cream with a fat content of ≤1% (fat content is by weight, no sugar and other sweet substances should be added to the products of this number) 104 Unconcentrated milk and cream with a fat content of ≤1% (fat content is by weight, no sugar or other sweet substances should be added to the products of this number) (pasteurized milk) Modified milk
0401100000 Unconcentrated milk and cream with a fat content of ≤1% (fat content is by weight, no sugar and other sweet substances should be added to the products of this number) 107 Unconcentrated milk and cream with a fat content of ≤1% (fat content is by weight, no sugar and other sweet substances should be added to the products of this number) (other modified milk) Modified milk
0401100000 Unconcentrated milk and cream with a fat content of ≤1% (fat content is by weight, no sugar and other sweet substances should be added to the products of this number) 106 Unconcentrated milk and cream with a fat content of ≤1% (fat content is by weight, no sugar or other sweet substances should be added to the products of this number) (milk prepared by sterilization process) Modified milk
0401100000 Unconcentrated milk and cream with a fat content of ≤1% (fat content is by weight, no sugar and other sweet substances should be added to the products of this number) 105 Unconcentrated milk and cream with a fat content of ≤1% (fat content is by weight, no sugar and other sweet substances should be added to the products of this number) (other milk and dairy products) Other milk and dairy products
0401200000 Unconcentrated milk and cream with 1%<fat content ≤6% (fat content is by weight, the products of this number shall not be added with sugar and other sweet substances) 102 Unconcentrated milk and cream with 1%<fat content ≤6% (fat content is by weight, no sugar and other sweet substances shall be added to the products of this number) (ultra-high temperature sterilized milk) Sterilized milk
0401200000 Unconcentrated milk and cream with 1%<fat content ≤6% (fat content is by weight, the products of this number shall not be added with sugar and other sweet substances) 105 Unconcentrated milk and cream with 1%<fat content ≤6% (fat content is by weight, no sugar and other sweet substances shall be added to the products of this number) (raw milk) Raw milk
0401200000 Unconcentrated milk and cream with 1%<fat content ≤6% (fat content is by weight, the products of this number shall not be added with sugar and other sweet substances) 106 Unconcentrated milk and cream with 1%<fat content ≤6% (fat content is by weight, no sugar and other sweet substances added to the products of this number) (other milk and dairy products) Other milk and dairy products
0401200000 Unconcentrated milk and cream with 1%<fat content ≤6% (fat content is by weight, the products of this number shall not be added with sugar and other sweet substances) 107 Unconcentrated milk and cream with 1%<fat content ≤6% (fat content is by weight, the products of this number shall not be added with sugar and other sweet substances) (other modified milk) Modified milk
0401200000 Unconcentrated milk and cream with 1%<fat content ≤6% (fat content is by weight, the products of this number shall not be added with sugar and other sweet substances) 104 Unconcentrated milk and cream with 1%<fat content ≤6% (fat content is by weight, no sugar and other sweet substances should be added to the products of this number) (pasteurized milk) Modified milk
0401200000 Unconcentrated milk and cream with 1%<fat content ≤6% (fat content is by weight, the products of this number shall not be added with sugar and other sweet substances) 108 Unconcentrated milk and cream with 1%<fat content ≤6% (fat content is by weight, no sugar or other sweet substances should be added to the products of this number) (milk prepared by sterilization process) Modified milk
0401200000 Unconcentrated milk and cream with 1%<fat content ≤6% (fat content is by weight, the products of this number shall not be added with sugar and other sweet substances) 103 Unconcentrated milk and cream with 1%<fat content ≤6% (fat content is by weight, no sugar and other sweet substances should be added to the products of this number) (Keep sterilized milk) Sterilized milk
0401400000 Unconcentrated milk and cream with 6%<fat content ≤10% (fat content is by weight, no sugar and other sweet substances shall be added to the products of this number) 104 Unconcentrated milk and cream with 6%<fat content ≤10% (fat content is by weight, no sugar and other sweet substances shall be added to the products of this number) (modified evaporated milk) condensed milk
0401400000 Unconcentrated milk and cream with 6%<fat content ≤10% (fat content is by weight, no sugar and other sweet substances shall be added to the products of this number) 105 Unconcentrated milk and cream with 6%<fat content ≤10% (fat content is by weight, no sugar and other sweet substances shall be added to the products of this number) (other milk and dairy products) Other milk and dairy products
0401400000 Unconcentrated milk and cream with 6%<fat content ≤10% (fat content is by weight, no sugar and other sweet substances shall be added to the products of this number) 103 Unconcentrated milk and cream with 6%<fat content ≤10% (fat content is by weight, the products of this number shall not be added with sugar and other sweet substances) (sweetened condensed milk) condensed milk
0401400000 Unconcentrated milk and cream with 6%<fat content ≤10% (fat content is by weight, no sugar and other sweet substances shall be added to the products of this number) 101 Unconcentrated milk and cream with 6%<fat content ≤10% (fat content is by weight, no sugar and other sweet substances shall be added to the products of this number) (cream) Cream, cream and anhydrous cream
0401400000 Unconcentrated milk and cream with 6%<fat content ≤10% (fat content is by weight, no sugar and other sweet substances shall be added to the products of this number) 102 Unconcentrated milk and cream with 6%<fat content ≤10% (fat content is by weight, no sugar and other sweet substances shall be added to the products of this number) (evaporated condensed milk) condensed milk
0401500000 Non-concentrated milk and cream with fat content> 10% (fat content is by weight, no sugar and other sweet substances should be added to the products of this number) 105 Unconcentrated milk and cream with a fat content> 10% (fat content is by weight, no sugar and other sweet substances can be added to the products of this number) (sweetened condensed milk) condensed milk
0401500000 Non-concentrated milk and cream with fat content> 10% (fat content is by weight, no sugar and other sweet substances should be added to the products of this number) 101 Unconcentrated milk and cream with fat content> 10% (fat content is by weight, no sugar and other sweet substances shall be added to the products of this number) (cream) Cream, cream and anhydrous cream
0401500000 Non-concentrated milk and cream with fat content> 10% (fat content is by weight, no sugar and other sweet substances should be added to the products of this number) 102 Unconcentrated milk and cream with a fat content> 10% (fat content is by weight, no sugar or other sweet substances shall be added to the products of this number) (cream) Cream, cream and anhydrous cream
0401500000 Non-concentrated milk and cream with fat content> 10% (fat content is by weight, no sugar and other sweet substances should be added to the products of this number) 104 Unconcentrated milk and cream with a fat content> 10% (fat content is by weight, no sugar or other sweet substances should be added to the products of this number) (evaporated condensed milk) condensed milk
0401500000 Non-concentrated milk and cream with fat content> 10% (fat content is by weight, no sugar and other sweet substances should be added to the products of this number) 103 Unconcentrated milk and cream with a fat content> 10% (fat content is by weight, no sugar and other sweet substances should be added to the products of this number) (anhydrous cream) Cream, cream and anhydrous cream
0401500000 Non-concentrated milk and cream with fat content> 10% (fat content is by weight, no sugar and other sweet substances should be added to the products of this number) 107 Unconcentrated milk and cream with a fat content> 10% (fat content is by weight, no sugar and other sweet substances should be added to the products of this number) (other milk and dairy products) Other milk and dairy products
0401500000 Non-concentrated milk and cream with fat content> 10% (fat content is by weight, no sugar and other sweet substances should be added to the products of this number) 106 Non-concentrated milk and cream with fat content> 10% (fat content is by weight, no sugar and other sweet substances should be added to the products of this number) (modified evaporated milk) condensed milk
0402100000 Fat content ≤1.5% solid milk and cream (referring to powder, granular or other solid state, concentrated, sweetened or other sweet substances) 104 Fat content ≤1.5% solid milk and cream (referring to powder, granular or other solid state, concentrated, sweetened or other sweet substances) (pregnant and lying-in women's milk powder) Milk powder
0402100000 Fat content ≤1.5% solid milk and cream (referring to powder, granular or other solid state, concentrated, sweetened or other sweet substances) 103 Fat content ≤1.5% solid milk and cream (referring to powder, granular or other solid state, concentrated, sweetened or other sweet substances) (other milk and dairy products) Other milk and dairy products
0402100000 Fat content ≤1.5% solid milk and cream (referring to powder, granular or other solid state, concentrated, sweetened or other sweet substances) 105 Fat content ≤1.5% solid milk and cream (referring to powder, granular or other solid state, concentrated, sweetened or other sweet substances) (other modified milk powder) Milk powder
0402100000 Fat content ≤1.5% solid milk and cream (referring to powder, granular or other solid state, concentrated, sweetened or other sweet substances) 101 Fat content ≤1.5% solid milk and cream (referring to powder, granular or other solid state, concentrated, sweetened or other sweet substances) (skimmed milk powder) Milk powder
0402100000 Fat content ≤1.5% solid milk and cream (referring to powder, granular or other solid state, concentrated, sweetened or other sweet substances) 102 Fat content ≤1.5% solid milk and cream (referring to powder, granular or other solid state, concentrated, sweetened or other sweet substances) (children's modified milk powder) Milk powder
0402210000 Fat content> 1.5% unsweetened solid milk and cream (referring to powder, granular or other solid state, concentrated, sweetened or other sweet substances) 103 Fat content> 1.5% unsweetened solid milk and cream (referring to powder, granular or other solid state, concentrated, sweetened or other sweet substances) (partially skimmed milk powder) Milk powder
0402210000 Fat content> 1.5% unsweetened solid milk and cream (referring to powder, granular or other solid state, concentrated, sweetened or other sweet substances) 106 Fat content> 1.5% unsweetened solid milk and cream (referring to powder, granular or other solid state, concentrated, sugared or other sweet substances) (pregnant and lying-in women's modified milk powder) Milk powder
0402210000 Fat content> 1.5% unsweetened solid milk and cream (referring to powder, granular or other solid state, concentrated, sweetened or other sweet substances) 107 Fat content> 1.5% unsweetened solid milk and cream (referring to powder, granular or other solid state, concentrated, sugared or other sweet substances) (other modified milk powder) Milk powder
0402210000 Fat content> 1.5% unsweetened solid milk and cream (referring to powder, granular or other solid state, concentrated, sweetened or other sweet substances) 104 Fat content> 1.5% unsweetened solid milk and cream (referring to powder, granular or other solid state, concentrated, sugared or other sweet substances) (children's modified milk powder) Milk powder
0402210000 Fat content> 1.5% unsweetened solid milk and cream (referring to powder, granular or other solid state, concentrated, sweetened or other sweet substances) 101 Fat content> 1.5% unsweetened solid milk and cream (referring to powder, granular or other solid state, concentrated, sweetened or other sweet substances) (whole milk powder) Milk powder
0402210000 Fat content> 1.5% unsweetened solid milk and cream (referring to powder, granular or other solid state, concentrated, sweetened or other sweet substances) 105 Fat content> 1.5% unsweetened Milk, cream (of powder, granular or other solid state, concentrated sugar or other sweetening substance) (other milk and milk products) Other milk and dairy products
0402290000 Sugared solid milk and cream with fat content> 1.5% (referring to powder, granular or other solid state, concentrated, sweetened or other sweet substances) 102 Sweetened solid milk and cream with fat content> 1.5% (referring to powder, granular or other solid state, concentrated, sweetened or other sweet substances) (other milk and dairy products) Other milk and dairy products
0402290000 Sugared solid milk and cream with fat content> 1.5% (referring to powder, granular or other solid state, concentrated, sweetened or other sweet substances) 103 Sugared solid milk and cream with fat content> 1.5% (referring to powder, granular or other solid state, concentrated, sugared or other sweet substances) (pregnancy and lying-in women's modified milk powder) Milk powder
0402290000 Sugared solid milk and cream with fat content> 1.5% (referring to powder, granular or other solid state, concentrated, sweetened or other sweet substances) 101 Sugared solid milk and cream with fat content> 1.5% (referring to powder, granular or other solid state, concentrated, sweetened or other sweet substances) (children's modified milk powder) Milk powder
0402290000 Sugared solid milk and cream with fat content> 1.5% (referring to powder, granular or other solid state, concentrated, sweetened or other sweet substances) 104 Sugared solid milk and cream with fat content> 1.5% (referring to powder, granular or other solid state, concentrated, sweetened or other sweet substances) (other modified milk powder) Milk powder
0402910000 Concentrated but unsweetened non-solid milk and cream (without other sweetening substances) 104 Concentrated but unsweetened non-solid milk and cream (without other sweetening substances) (anhydrous cream) Cream, cream and anhydrous cream
0402910000 Concentrated but unsweetened non-solid milk and cream (without other sweetening substances) 101 Concentrated but unsweetened non-solid milk and cream (without other sweet substances) (pasteurized milk) Modified milk
0402910000 Concentrated but unsweetened non-solid milk and cream (without other sweetening substances) 109 Concentrated but unsweetened non-solid milk and cream (without other sweetening substances) (other milk and dairy products) Other milk and dairy products
0402910000 Concentrated but unsweetened non-solid milk and cream (without other sweetening substances) 108 Concentrated but unsweetened non-solid milk and cream (without other sweetening substances) (other condensed milk) condensed milk
0402910000 Concentrated but unsweetened non-solid milk and cream (without other sweetening substances) 106 Concentrated but unsweetened non-solid milk and cream (without other sweetening substances) (evaporated condensed milk) condensed milk
0402910000 Concentrated but unsweetened non-solid milk and cream (without other sweetening substances) 107 Concentrated but unsweetened non-solid milk and cream (without other sweetening substances) (modified evaporated milk) condensed milk
0402910000 Concentrated but unsweetened non-solid milk and cream (without other sweetening substances) 103 Concentrated but unsweetened non-solid milk and cream (without other sweetening substances) (cream) Cream, cream and anhydrous cream
0402910000 Concentrated but unsweetened non-solid milk and cream (without other sweetening substances) 102 Concentrated but unsweetened non-solid milk and cream (without other sweetening substances) (cream) Cream, cream and anhydrous cream
0402910000 Concentrated but unsweetened non-solid milk and cream (without other sweetening substances) 111 Concentrated but unsweetened non-solid milk and cream (without other sweetening substances) (other modified milk) Modified milk
0402910000 Concentrated but unsweetened non-solid milk and cream (without other sweetening substances) 105 Concentrated but unsweetened non-solid milk and cream (without other sweetening substances) (other cream) Cream, cream and anhydrous cream
0402910000 Concentrated but unsweetened non-solid milk and cream (without other sweetening substances) 110 Concentrated but unsweetened non-solid milk and cream (without other sweet substances) (milk prepared by sterilization process) Modified milk
0402990000 Concentrated or non-sugar Milk, cream (plus other sweet substances) 108 Concentrated and sweetened non-solid milk and cream (with other sweetening substances) (other condensed milk) condensed milk
0403100000 Yogurt 101 Yogurt (fermented milk) Fermented milk
0403100000 Yogurt 103 Yogurt (flavored fermented milk) Fermented milk
0403100000 Yogurt 102 Yogurt (other milk and dairy products) Fermented milk
0403900000 Buttermilk and other fermented or acidified milk and cream (whether or not concentrated, sweetened or other sweet substances, flavors, fruits, etc.) 101 Buttermilk and other fermented or acidified milk and cream (whether or not concentrated, sweetened or other sweet substances, flavors, fruits, etc.) (flavored fermented milk) Fermented milk
0402990000 Concentrated or non-sugar Milk, cream (plus other sweet substances) 109 Concentrated and sweetened non-solid milk and cream (with other sweetening substances) (other milk and dairy products) Other milk and dairy products
0402990000 Concentrated or non-sugar Milk, cream (plus other sweet substances) 111 Concentrated and sweetened non-solid milk and cream (with other sweetening substances) (other modified milk) Modified milk
0402990000 Concentrated or non-sugar Milk, cream (plus other sweet substances) 110 Concentrated and sweetened non-solid milk and cream (with other sweet substances) (milk prepared by sterilization process) Modified milk
0402990000 Concentrated or non-sugar Milk, cream (plus other sweet substances) 101 Concentrated and sweetened non-solid milk and cream (with other sweet substances) (pasteurized milk) Modified milk
0402990000 Concentrated or non-sugar Milk, cream (plus other sweet substances) 102 Concentrated and sweetened non-solid milk and cream (with other sweetening substances) (cream) Cream, cream and anhydrous cream
0402990000 Concentrated or non-sugar Milk, cream (plus other sweet substances) 103 Concentrated and sweetened non-solid milk and cream (with other sweetening substances) (cream) Cream, cream and anhydrous cream
0402990000 Concentrated or non-sugar Milk, cream (plus other sweet substances) 104 Concentrated and sweetened non-solid milk and cream (with other sweetening substances) (anhydrous cream) Cream, cream and anhydrous cream
0402990000 Concentrated or non-sugar Milk, cream (plus other sweet substances) 105 Concentrated and sweetened non-solid milk and cream (with other sweetening substances) (other cream) Cream, cream and anhydrous cream
0402990000 Concentrated or non-sugar Milk, cream (plus other sweet substances) 106 Concentrated and sweetened non-solid milk and cream (with other sweetening substances) (sweetened condensed milk) condensed milk
0402990000 Concentrated or non-sugar Milk, cream (plus other sweet substances) 107 Concentrated and sweetened non-solid milk and cream (with other sweetening substances) (modified sweetened condensed milk) condensed milk
0403900000 Buttermilk and other fermented or acidified milk and cream (whether or not concentrated, sweetened or other sweet substances, flavors, fruits, etc.) 102 Buttermilk and other fermented or acidified milk and cream (whether or not concentrated, sweetened or other sweet substances, flavors, fruits, etc.) (cream) Cream, cream and anhydrous cream
0403900000 Buttermilk and other fermented or acidified milk and cream (whether or not concentrated, sweetened or other sweet substances, flavors, fruits, etc.) 103 Buttermilk and other fermented or acidified milk and cream (whether or not concentrated, sweetened or other sweet substances, flavors, fruits, etc.) (anhydrous cream) Cream, cream and anhydrous cream
0403900000 Buttermilk and other fermented or acidified milk and cream (whether or not concentrated, sweetened or other sweet substances, flavors, fruits, etc.) 104 Buttermilk and other fermented or acidified milk and cream (whether or not concentrated, sweetened or other sweeteners, flavors, fruits, etc.) (other milk and dairy products) Other milk and dairy products
0404100090 Other whey and modified whey (whether or not concentrated, sweetened or other sweet substances) 105 Other whey and modified whey (whether or not concentrated, sweetened or other sweet substances) (other milk and dairy products) Other milk and dairy products
0404100090 Other whey and modified whey (whether or not concentrated, sweetened or other sweet substances) 104 Other whey and modified whey (whether or not concentrated, sweetened or other sweet substances) (other whey powder) Whey powder and whey protein powder
0404100090 Other whey and modified whey (whether or not concentrated, sweetened or other sweet substances) 101 Other whey and modified whey (whether or not concentrated, sweetened or other sweet substances) (desalted whey powder) Whey powder and whey protein powder
0404100090 Other whey and modified whey (whether or not concentrated, sweetened or other sweet substances) 102 Other whey and modified whey (whether or not concentrated, sweetened or other sweet substances) (non-desalted whey powder) Whey powder and whey protein powder
0404100090 Other whey and modified whey (whether or not concentrated, sweetened or other sweet substances) 103 Other whey and modified whey (whether or not concentrated, sweetened or other sweet substances) (whey protein powder) Whey powder and whey protein powder
0404900000 Other products containing natural milk (whether or not concentrated, sweetened or other sweet substances) that are not listed in the number 999 Other products containing natural milk (whether or not concentrated, sweetened or other sweet substances) that are not listed in the number Other milk and dairy products
0405100000 butter 101 Butter (cream) Cream, cream and anhydrous cream
0405100000 butter 103 Butter (other cream) Cream, cream and anhydrous cream
0405100000 butter 102 Butter (anhydrous butter) Cream, cream and anhydrous cream
0405200000 Milk sauce 101 Milk sauce (modified evaporated milk) condensed milk
0405200000 Milk sauce 102 Milk sauce (other milk and dairy products) Other milk and dairy products
0405900000 Other fats and oils extracted from milk 102 Other fats and oils extracted from milk (other milk and dairy products) Other milk and dairy products
0405900000 Other fats and oils extracted from milk 101 Other fats and oils derived from milk (other creams) Cream, cream and anhydrous cream
0406100000 Fresh cheese (uncured or uncured) (including whey cheese; curd) 102 Fresh cheese (uncured or uncured) (including whey cheese; curd) (other cheeses) Cheese and Processed Cheese
0406100000 Fresh cheese (uncured or uncured) (including whey cheese; curd) 101 Fresh cheese (uncured or uncured) (including whey cheese; curd) (non-aged cheese) Cheese and Processed Cheese
0406200000 Various grated or powdered cheese 104 Various grated or powdered cheeses (other cheeses) Cheese and Processed Cheese
0406200000 Various grated or powdered cheese 103 Various grated or powdered cheese (non-aged cheese) Cheese and Processed Cheese
0406200000 Various grated or powdered cheese 102 Various grated or powdered cheeses (other mature cheeses) Cheese and Processed Cheese
0406200000 Various grated or powdered cheese 101 Various grated or powdered cheese (mould mature cheese) Cheese and Processed Cheese
0406300000 Processed cheese (except for grated or powdered cheese) 102 Processed cheese (except for grated or powdered cheese) (other cheeses) Cheese and Processed Cheese
0406300000 Processed cheese (except for grated or powdered cheese) 101 Processed cheese (except for grated or powdered cheese) (processed cheese) Cheese and Processed Cheese
0406400000 Blue cheese and other cheeses with texture produced by Penicillium Loudiense 101 Blue cheese and other cheeses with texture produced by Penicillium Loudiensis (mould mature cheese) Cheese and Processed Cheese
0406400000 Blue cheese and other cheeses with texture produced by Penicillium Loudiense 102 Blue cheese and other cheeses with texture (other cheeses) produced by Penicillium Loudiense Cheese and Processed Cheese
0406900000 Other cheese 999 Other cheese Cheese and Processed Cheese
1901900000 Foods and dairy foods such as malt extract and grain powder (by weight of fully skimmed cocoa content <40% of flour, starch, and wheat refined; by weight of fully skimmed cocoa content <5% of dairy products) 125 Foods and dairy foods such as malt extract and grain flour (the whole skimmed cocoa content is less than 40% by weight powder, starch, and wheat refined; the total skimmed cocoa content is less than 5% by weight dairy products) (other condensed milk) condensed milk
1901900000 Foods and dairy foods such as malt extract and grain powder (by weight of fully skimmed cocoa content <40% of flour, starch, and wheat refined; by weight of fully skimmed cocoa content <5% of dairy products) 118 Foods and dairy products such as wheat extracts and grain powders (flour, starch, and wheat refined with skimmed cocoa content <40% by weight; dairy products with skimmed cocoa content <5% by weight) (milk powder for children) Milk powder
1901900000 Foods and dairy foods such as malt extract and grain powder (by weight of fully skimmed cocoa content <40% of flour, starch, and wheat refined; by weight of fully skimmed cocoa content <5% of dairy products) 119 Malt Extract, grain and dairy food-food powder (by weight of the fully defatted cocoa <40% flour, starch, wheat purified; by weight fully defatted cocoa content of <5% milk, Ltd.) (Modulation maternal milk) Milk powder
1901900000 Foods and dairy foods such as malt extract and grain powder (by weight of fully skimmed cocoa content <40% of flour, starch, and wheat refined; by weight of fully skimmed cocoa content <5% of dairy products) 120 Malt Extract, grain and dairy food-food powder (by weight of the fully defatted cocoa <40% flour, starch, wheat purified; by weight fully defatted cocoa content of <5% milk, Ltd.) (other modulation milk) Milk powder
1901900000 Foods and dairy foods such as malt extract and grain powder (by weight of fully skimmed cocoa content <40% of flour, starch, and wheat refined; by weight of fully skimmed cocoa content <5% of dairy products) 128 Foods such as malt extract and grain powder and dairy foods (by weight of fully skimmed cocoa content <40% powder, starch, and wheat refined; by weight of fully skimmed cocoa content <5% of dairy products) (other milk and dairy products) Other milk and dairy products
1901900000 Foods and dairy foods such as malt extract and grain powder (by weight of fully skimmed cocoa content <40% of flour, starch, and wheat refined; by weight of fully skimmed cocoa content <5% of dairy products) 124 Foods such as malt extract and grain powder and dairy foods (by weight of fully skimmed cocoa content <40% of flour, starch, and wheat refined; by weight of fully skimmed cocoa content <5% of dairy products) (modified sweetened condensed milk) condensed milk
1901900000 Foods and dairy foods such as malt extract and grain powder (by weight of fully skimmed cocoa content <40% of flour, starch, and wheat refined; by weight of fully skimmed cocoa content <5% of dairy products) 123 Foods and dairy products such as malt extract and grain powder (by weight of fully skimmed cocoa content <40% powder, starch, and wheat refined; by weight of fully skimmed cocoa content <5% of dairy products) (modified evaporated milk) condensed milk
1901900000 Foods and dairy foods such as malt extract and grain powder (by weight of fully skimmed cocoa content <40% of flour, starch, and wheat refined; by weight of fully skimmed cocoa content <5% of dairy products) 122 Foods such as malt extract and grain powder and dairy foods (by weight of fully skimmed cocoa content <40% powder, starch, and wheat refined; by weight of fully skimmed cocoa content <5% of dairy products) (sweetened condensed milk) condensed milk
1901900000 Foods and dairy foods such as malt extract and grain powder (by weight of fully skimmed cocoa content <40% of flour, starch, and wheat refined; by weight of fully skimmed cocoa content <5% of dairy products) 121 Foods and dairy foods such as malt extract and grain powder (by weight fully skimmed cocoa content <40% powder, starch, and wheat refined; fully skimmed cocoa content by weight <5% dairy products) (evaporated milk) condensed milk
1901900000 Foods and dairy foods such as malt extract and grain powder (by weight of fully skimmed cocoa content <40% of flour, starch, and wheat refined; by weight of fully skimmed cocoa content <5% of dairy products) 116 Foods and dairy foods such as malt extract and grain powder (by weight fully skimmed cocoa content <40% powder, starch, and wheat refined; fully skimmed cocoa content by weight <5% dairy products) (milk prepared by sterilization process) Modified milk
1901900000 Foods and dairy foods such as malt extract and grain powder (by weight of fully skimmed cocoa content <40% of flour, starch, and wheat refined; by weight of fully skimmed cocoa content <5% of dairy products) 117 Foods and dairy foods such as malt extract and grain powder (by weight of fully skimmed cocoa content <40% powder, starch, and wheat refined; by weight of fully skimmed cocoa content <5% of dairy products) (other modified milk) Modified milk
1901900000 Foods and dairy foods such as malt extract and grain powder (by weight of fully skimmed cocoa content <40% of flour, starch, and wheat refined; by weight of fully skimmed cocoa content <5% of dairy products) 129 Foods such as malt extract, grain powder, and dairy foods (by weight of fully skimmed cocoa content <40% powder, starch, and wheat refined; by weight of fully skimmed cocoa content <5% of dairy products) (pasteurized milk) ) Modified milk
2106909090 Food not listed in other numbers 105 Foods not listed in other numbers (other milk and dairy products) Other milk and dairy products
3501100000 Casein 101 Casein (edible) Other milk and dairy products
3502200010 Whey protein powder (whey protein content of dry ingredients exceeds 80% by weight) 101 Whey protein powder (whey protein content of dry ingredients exceeds 80% by weight) (edible whey protein powder) Whey powder and whey protein powder
3504009000 Other proteins and their derivatives (including peptone derivatives and skin powder (whether or not chrome alum is added)) 119 Other proteins and their derivatives (including peptone derivatives and skin powder (whether or not added with chrome alum)) (concentrated milk protein) Other milk and dairy products
GACC HS code for dairy products(pasteurized milk and infant formula not included) (Download)

FAQs

1. In addition to complying with the common regulations on dairy products, which other product standards and regulations should I apply for GACC access?

National food safety standard Fermented milk GB 19302-2010

National food safety standard Sterilized milk GB 25190-2010

National food safety standard -- Modified milk GB 25191-2010

National food safety standard -- Evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk and formulated condensed milk GB 13102-2010

National food safety standard -- Milk powder GB 19644-2010

National food safety standard -- Whey powder and whey protein powder GB 11674-2010

National food safety standard -- Cream, butter and anhydrous milk fat GB 19646-2010

National food safety standard -- Cheese GB 5420-2010

National food safety standard -- Processed cheese GB 25192-2010

National food safety standard -- Raw milk GB 19301-2010

Catalogue of bacteria that can be used in food (Ministry of Health Administration [2010] No. 65)

National Food Safety Standard Food Microbiological Examination -- Commercial sterility GB 4789.26-2013


2. 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 "Registration Conditions and Control Inspection Points of Overseas Manufacturers Imported Dairy Products (Excluding Pasteurized Milk and Infant Formula Dairy Products)" to inspect the elements of the enterprise and conduct feasibility assessments.

(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.

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


4. How to renew the GACC registration after the previous CNCA access of the overseas manufacturer of imported dairy products expires? 
Answer: GACC has carried out data transfer, and the original data remains unchanged; after the expiration, enterprises must follow the regulations of the General Administration of Customs No. 248 and 249, follow the prescribed materials, prescribed procedures, and submit the extension by overseas CA institutions and conduct technical review and/or Or on-site assessment, according to the new checkpoints, the registration will be renewed, and the original registration number will remain unchanged.

5. What are the inspection and quarantine requirements that remain in effect after the previous inspection and quarantine regulations on imported dairy products are repealed?
(1) Imported dairy products must be accompanied by a health certificate issued by the competent authority of the exporting country or region. The certificate shall have the seal of the competent authority of the exporting country or region and the signature of its authorized person, and the destination shall be marked as the People's Republic of China. The sample of the health certificate should be confirmed by the General Administration of Customs.
(2) Imported raw milk, raw milk products, pasteurized milk, and modulated milk produced and processed by pasteurization process need to go through entry quarantine approval procedures.
(3) Overseas manufacturers should be familiar with and ensure that the dairy products they export to China comply with China's national food safety standards and relevant requirements.
(4) For dairy products imported for the first time, the test report of the items listed in the corresponding national food safety standards shall be provided. Import for the first time refers to the dairy products with identical information such as overseas manufacturers, product names, formulas, overseas exporters, and domestic importers are imported for the first time from the same port.
(5) For dairy products not imported for the first time, a copy of the inspection report of import for the first time and the inspection report of the items required by the General Administration of Customs shall be provided. The items of non-first-time import inspection report shall be determined by the General Administration of Customs based on the dairy risk monitoring and other relevant situations and announced on the website of the General Administration of Customs.
(6) The test report should correspond to the production date or production batch number of the imported dairy products.
(7) The notification and commitment system shall be implemented for imported dairy product testing reports.
(8)Testing institutions that issue testing reports for imported dairy products can be overseas official laboratories, third-party testing institutions or corporate laboratories, or domestic testing institutions that have obtained the qualifications of food inspection institutions.

6. 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)

GACC Procedure

  • 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 with “Registration Requirements and Key Checkpoints of Control and Inspection for Overseas Manufactures of Imported Pasteurized Milk”, 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 "Registration Conditions and Control Inspection Points of Overseas Manufacturers Imported Pasteurized Milk", 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 Form of Imported Pasteurized Milk for Overseas Manufacturer", submit an electronic application and upload relevant supporting 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. According to the new decree, assist enterprises to apply for extension. "Registration Application for Extension for Overseas Manufacturers of Imported Pasteurized Milk"

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

HS CODE

The imported pasteurized milk with the following customs codes are controlled by Decree No. 248:
HS Codes Product name CIQ codes Inspection and quarantine name Product Category
0401100000 Unconcentrated milk and cream with a fat content of ≤1% (fat content is by weight, no sugar and other sweet substances should be added to the products of this number) 101 Unconcentrated milk and cream with a fat content of ≤1% (fat content is by weight, no sugar and other sweet substances should be added to the products of this number) (pasteurized milk) Pasteurized milk
0401200000 Unconcentrated milk and cream with 1%<fat content ≤6% (fat content is by weight, the products of this number shall not be added with sugar and other sweet substances) 101 Unconcentrated milk and cream with 1%<fat content ≤6% (fat content is by weight, no sugar and other sweet substances should be added to the products of this number) (pasteurized milk) Pasteurized milk
GACC HS code for imported pasteurized milk (Download)

FAQs

1. In addition to complying with the common regulations on dairy products, which other product standards and regulations should I apply for GACC access?

National food safety standard -- Pasteurized milk GB 19645-2010

NY/T 939-2016 Identification of reconstituted milk in pasteurized and UHT milk

 

2. . 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 "Registration Conditions and Control Inspection Points of Overseas Manufacturers Imported Pasteurized Milk" to inspect the elements of the enterprise and conduct feasibility assessments.
(3) Electronic application "Application Form of Imported Pasteurized Milk for Overseas Manufacturer" has not been submitted.

(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.

 

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

4. How to renew the GACC registration after the previous CNCA access of the overseas manufacturer of imported dairy products expires? 

Answer: GACC has carried out data transfer, and the original data remains unchanged; after the expiration, enterprises must follow the regulations of the General Administration of Customs No. 248 and 249, follow the prescribed materials, prescribed procedures, and submit the extension by overseas CA institutions and conduct technical review and/or Or on-site assessment, according to the new checkpoints, the registration will be renewed, and the original registration number will remain unchanged.

 

5. What are the inspection and quarantine requirements that remain in effect after the previous inspection and quarantine regulations on imported dairy products are repealed?

(1) Imported dairy products must be accompanied by a health certificate issued by the competent authority of the exporting country or region. The certificate shall have the seal of the competent authority of the exporting country or region and the signature of its authorized person, and the destination shall be marked as the People's Republic of China. The sample of the health certificate should be confirmed by the General Administration of Customs.

(2) Imported raw milk, raw milk products, pasteurized milk, and modulated milk produced and processed by pasteurization process need to go through entry quarantine approval procedures.

(3) Overseas manufacturers should be familiar with and ensure that the dairy products they export to China comply with China's national food safety standards and relevant requirements.

(4) For dairy products imported for the first time, the test report of the items listed in the corresponding national food safety standards shall be provided. Import for the first time refers to the dairy products with identical information such as overseas manufacturers, product names, formulas, overseas exporters, and domestic importers are imported for the first time from the same port.

(5) For dairy products not imported for the first time, a copy of the inspection report of import for the first time and the inspection report of the items required by the General Administration of Customs shall be provided. The items of non-first-time import inspection report shall be determined by the General Administration of Customs based on the dairy risk monitoring and other relevant situations and announced on the website of the General Administration of Customs.

(6) The test report should correspond to the production date or production batch number of the imported dairy products.

(7) The notification and commitment system shall be implemented for imported dairy product testing reports.

(8)Testing institutions that issue testing reports for imported dairy products can be overseas official laboratories, third-party testing institutions or corporate laboratories, or domestic testing institutions that have obtained the qualifications of food inspection institutions.

6. 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)

• GACC Registration Requirements and Key Checkpoints of Control and Inspection for Overseas Manufactures of Imported Infant Formula Milk

GACC registration application form of imported infant formula milk for overseas manufacturer

GACC Procedure

  • 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 with “Registration Requirements and Key Checkpoints of Control and Inspection for Overseas Manufactures of Imported Imported Infant Formula Milk”, 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 "Registration Requirements and Key Checkpoints of Control and Inspection for Overseas Manufactures of Imported Imported Infant Formula Milk", 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 Form of Imported Infant Formula Milk for Overseas Manufacturer", submit an electronic application and upload relevant supporting 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. According to the new decree, assist enterprises to apply for extension. "Registration Application for Extension for Overseas Manufacturers of Imported Infant Formula Milk"
11. Other enterprise access and follow-up related support.

HS CODE

The imported infant formula milk with the following HS codes are controlled by Decree No.248:
HS Codes Product name CIQ codes Inspection and quarantine name Product Category
1901101090 Other retail packaged formula milk powder for infants and young children (made from dairy products with fully skimmed cocoa content <5% by weight) 101 Other retail packaged formula milk powder for infants and young children (made from dairy products with a total skimmed cocoa content <5% by weight) (milk-based infant formula) Infant formula milk powder
1901101090 Other retail packaged formula milk powder for infants and young children (made from dairy products with fully skimmed cocoa content <5% by weight) 104 Other retail packaged formula milk powder for infants and young children (made from dairy products with a total skimmed cocoa content <5% by weight) (milk-based infant formula liquid milk) Infant formula liquid milk
1901101090 Other retail packaged formula milk powder for infants and young children (made from dairy products with fully skimmed cocoa content <5% by weight) 103 Other retail-packaged formula milk powder for infants and young children (made from dairy products with a total skimmed cocoa content <5% by weight) (milk-based infant formula food) Infant formula milk powder
1901101090 Other retail packaged formula milk powder for infants and young children (made from dairy products with fully skimmed cocoa content <5% by weight) 106 Other retail packaged formula milk powder for infants and young children (made from dairy products with a total skimmed cocoa content of <5% by weight) (milk-based liquid milk for infants) Infant formula liquid milk
1901101090 Other retail packaged formula milk powder for infants and young children (made from dairy products with fully skimmed cocoa content <5% by weight) 102 Other retail-packaged formula milk powder for infants and young children (made from dairy products with a total skimmed cocoa content <5% by weight) (milk-based follow-up formula) Infant formula milk powder
1901101090 Other retail packaged formula milk powder for infants and young children (made from dairy products with fully skimmed cocoa content <5% by weight) 105 Other retail packaged formula milk powder for infants and young children (made from dairy products with a fully skimmed cocoa content <5% by weight) (milk-based liquid milk for follow-up formula) Infant formula liquid milk
1901109000 Other retail packaged foods for infants and young children (by weight of fully skimmed cocoa content <40% of flour, starch or refined wheat; by weight of fully skimmed cocoa content <5% of dairy products) 108 Other retail packaged foods for infants and young children (by weight of fully skimmed cocoa content <40% powder, starch or refined wheat; by weight of fully skimmed cocoa content <5% of dairy products) (liquid milk formula for infants and young children) Infant formula liquid milk
1901900000 Foods and dairy foods such as malt extract and grain powder (by weight of fully skimmed cocoa content <40% of flour, starch, and wheat refined; by weight of fully skimmed cocoa content <5% of dairy products) 126 Foods such as malt extract and grain powder and dairy foods (flour, starch, and wheat refined with skimmed cocoa content <40% by weight; dairy products with skimmed cocoa content <5% by weight) (milk-based infant formula milk powder Base powder) Infant formula milk powder
1901900000 Foods and dairy foods such as malt extract and grain powder (by weight of fully skimmed cocoa content <40% of flour, starch, and wheat refined; by weight of fully skimmed cocoa content <5% of dairy products) 127 Foods such as malt extract and grain powder and dairy foods (flour, starch, and wheat refined with skimmed cocoa content <40% by weight; dairy products with skimmed cocoa content <5% by weight) (milk-based older babies and Baby formula milk powder base powder) Infant formula milk powder
2106909001 Lactose-free formula or low lactose formula, milk protein partially hydrolyzed formula, milk protein deep hydrolyzed formula or amino acid formula, preterm/low birth weight infant formula (non-dairy-based), amino acid metabolism disorder formula, breast milk nutritional supplement (non-dairy-based) Special infant formula food 107 Lactose-free formula or low lactose formula, milk protein partially hydrolyzed formula, milk protein deep hydrolyzed formula or amino acid formula, preterm/low birth weight infant formula (non-dairy-based), amino acid metabolism disorder formula, breast milk nutritional supplement (non-dairy-based) Special infant formula food (milk-based infant formula food) Infant formula milk powder
2106909001 Lactose-free formula or low lactose formula, milk protein partially hydrolyzed formula, milk protein deep hydrolyzed formula or amino acid formula, preterm/low birth weight infant formula (non-dairy-based), amino acid metabolism disorder formula, breast milk nutritional supplement (non-dairy-based) Special infant formula food 101 Lactose-free formula or low lactose formula, milk protein partially hydrolyzed formula, milk protein deep hydrolyzed formula or amino acid formula, preterm/low birth weight infant formula (non-dairy-based), amino acid metabolism disorder formula, breast milk nutritional supplement (non-dairy-based) Special infant formula (milk-based infant formula) Infant formula milk powder
2106909001 Lactose-free formula or low lactose formula, milk protein partially hydrolyzed formula, milk protein deep hydrolyzed formula or amino acid formula, preterm/low birth weight infant formula (non-dairy-based), amino acid metabolism disorder formula, breast milk nutritional supplement (non-dairy-based) Special infant formula food 102 Lactose-free formula or low lactose formula, milk protein partially hydrolyzed formula, milk protein deep hydrolyzed formula or amino acid formula, preterm/low birth weight infant formula (non-dairy-based), amino acid metabolism disorder formula, breast milk nutritional supplement (non-dairy-based) Special infant formula (milk-based follow-up formula) Infant formula milk powder
GACC HS code for imported infant formula milk (Download)

FAQs

1. In addition to complying with the common regulations on dairy products, which other product standards and regulations should I apply for GACC access?

(2) National food safety standard - Infant Formula GB 10765-2021
(3) National food safety standard - Older infants formula GB 10766-2021
(4) National food safety standard - Young Children Formula GB 10767-2021
(5) National Food Safety Standard -- General Standard for Infant Formula for Special Medical Purposes GB 25596-2010
(6)"Examination Detailed Rules of Infant Formula Milk Powder Production Approval" (2013 Edition) requires subsections, infant formula milk powder (0-6 months, stage 1 ), follow-up formula milk powder (6-12 months, stage 2) and infant formula milk powder (12-36 months, stage 3).

2. . 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 "Registration Requirements and Key Checkpoints of Control and Inspection for Overseas Manufactures of Imported Imported Infant Formula Milk" to inspect the elements of the enterprise and conduct feasibility assessments.
(3) Electronic application "Application Form of Imported Imported Infant Formula Milk for Overseas Manufacturer" has not been submitted.
(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.

 

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

4. How to renew the GACC registration after the previous CNCA access of the overseas manufacturer of imported dairy products expires? 

Answer: GACC has carried out data transfer, and the original data remains unchanged; after the expiration, enterprises must follow the regulations of the General Administration of Customs No. 248 and 249, follow the prescribed materials, prescribed procedures, and submit the extension by overseas CA institutions and conduct technical review and/or Or on-site assessment, according to the new checkpoints, the registration will be renewed, and the original registration number will remain unchanged.

 

5. What are the inspection and quarantine requirements that remain in effect after the previous inspection and quarantine regulations on imported dairy products are repealed?

(1) Imported dairy products must be accompanied by a health certificate issued by the competent authority of the exporting country or region. The certificate shall have the seal of the competent authority of the exporting country or region and the signature of its authorized person, and the destination shall be marked as the People's Republic of China. The sample of the health certificate should be confirmed by the General Administration of Customs.

(2) Imported raw milk, raw milk products, pasteurized milk, and modulated milk produced and processed by pasteurization process need to go through entry quarantine approval procedures.

(3) Overseas manufacturers should be familiar with and ensure that the dairy products they export to China comply with China's national food safety standards and relevant requirements.

(4) For dairy products imported for the first time, the test report of the items listed in the corresponding national food safety standards shall be provided. Import for the first time refers to the dairy products with identical information such as overseas manufacturers, product names, formulas, overseas exporters, and domestic importers are imported for the first time from the same port.

(5) For dairy products not imported for the first time, a copy of the inspection report of import for the first time and the inspection report of the items required by the General Administration of Customs shall be provided. The items of non-first-time import inspection report shall be determined by the General Administration of Customs based on the dairy risk monitoring and other relevant situations and announced on the website of the General Administration of Customs.

(6) The test report should correspond to the production date or production batch number of the imported dairy products.

(7) The notification and commitment system shall be implemented for imported dairy product testing reports.

(8)Testing institutions that issue testing reports for imported dairy products can be overseas official laboratories, third-party testing institutions or corporate laboratories, or domestic testing institutions that have obtained the qualifications of food inspection institutions.


6. Does the formula of imported milk powder under the cross-border e-commerce model need to be registered and whether overseas production enterprises need to be registered with China customs?
Answer: According to (1) the "Notice on Improving the Supervision of Cross-border E-commerce Retail Imports" jointly issued by six ministries including the Ministry of Commerce; (2) "Notice On Improving Cross-border E-commerce Retail Imports tax policy " jointly issued by three ministries including the Ministry of Finance (3) “The Announcement on Adjusting the List of Cross-border E-commerce Retail Imported Commodities” jointly issued by the Ministry of Finance and other 13 ministries and commissions (hereinafter referred to as the “List (2018 Edition)”). The "List (2018 Edition)" involves formula milk powder "19011010" and other retail packaged foods for infants and young children in the tariff code column "19011090", while "19011010 formula milk powder" covers infant formula milk powder, and the previous reference to the formula milk powder is deleted. "Formula milk powder" in the "Food Safety Law, except for infant formula milk powder that should be registered but not registered". Infant formula milk powder imported from the pilot cities specified in the "Notice" can enter the Chinese market through cross-border e-commerce channels, without the need to obtain a product formula registration certificate, and overseas manufacturers do not need to undergo customs registration.

7. What are the kind reminders for the secondary registration of imported milk powder formula?
Answer: Before 2022, these products will need to be registered again. According to the 1-2 year registration process (about 1 to 1.5 years for domestic formulas, about 2 years for foreign formulas), it is suggested that enterprises need to start re-applying again around 2021. The State Administration for Market Supervision will further strengthen the review of the scientificity, materials safety and research and development reports of infant formula milk powder product formulas. If the scientific basis of the formula is insufficient, and the submitted materials do not support the scientificity and safety of the formula, it will not be registered.

8. 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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