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The registration method and requirements for edible grains have been changed.
Please confirm with us get the correct guidelines.
 
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Edible grains and Rice

Refers to cereals, potatoes and other cultivated plants seeds or tubers, tuber products, including mainly graminaceous herbaceous plant seeds after rough processing edible products, such as soybean, oats, sorghum, etc. (Although rice is a grain, it is still registered through the cifer system of the Food Bureau because of its characteristics)

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.

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.

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    Preparing documents in strict accordance with the Conditions and Key Points of Control Inspection for Registration of Overseas Production Enterprises of Imported Edible Grains,and 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.

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    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.

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

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    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).

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    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 enterprises to check the registration elements according to the "Registration Requirements and Comparison Check Points for Overseas Manufacturers of Edible Grains", complete the self-assessment, and provide continuous improvement plans based on the assessment results, so that they meet the registration conditions check points and China's national food production and product standards. 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.

Special reminder for the registration process

1. Not applicable to the registration management system of overseas manufacturers of imported food (cifer), and different from other imported food registration process.

2. Apply according to the new documents requirements and submission method.

3. Accepted by the new management department of GACC, different categories are reviewed by different experts in the department.

 

FAQs

1. Is the registration completed in the registration management system of overseas manufacturers of imported food (cifer) still valid?

A: The registration status is still valid.

2. Is the newly obtained registration status updated in ciferquery?

A: No, it will not be updated; it will be posted on a new page and updated through an Excel sheet (including the list of companies already registered in ciferquery).

3. Will the applications that have been submitted through the registration management system of imported food overseas manufacturers (cifer) be affected?

A: For applications that have been accepted by GACC, the Food Bureau will continue to complete the review, and subsequently the Food Bureau will slowly take away the content published in this category in ciferquery.
4. 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)

It is recommended to communicate with us for confirmation before registration in order to get the correct guidelines and not to be misled by other network information or deceived by fraudulent websites pretending to be official.

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 following imported edible grains are monitored by Decree 248:

HS Codes Prodcut Name CIQ Codes Inspection and quarantine name Product Category
1004900000 Other oats 101 Other oats (edible) Edible grains
1006202001 Long Grain Rice Brown Rice 999 Long grain rice brown rice (within quota) Edible grains
1006202090 Long Grain Rice Brown Rice 999 Long grain brown rice (with extra) Edible grains
1006208001 Other brown rice 999 Other brown rice (within quota) Edible grains
1006208090 Other brown rice 999 Other brown rice (with extra) Edible grains
1006302001 Long grain rice 201 Long grain rice polished rice (whether polished or polished (within quota)) (edible white rice) Edible grains
1006302001 Long grain rice 202 Long grain rice polished rice (whether polished or polished (within quota)) (edible steamed rice) Edible grains
1006302001 Long grain rice 203 Long grain rice polished rice (whether polished or polished (within quota)) (eating other processed rice) Edible grains
1006302090 Long grain rice 202 Long grain rice polished rice (whether polished or polished (with extra)) (edible steamed rice) Edible grains
1006302090 Long grain rice 203 Long grain rice polished rice (whether polished or polished (with extra)) (consumption of other processed rice) Edible grains
1006302090 Long grain rice 201 Long grain rice polished rice (whether polished or polished (with extra)) (edible white rice) Edible grains
1006308001 Other polished rice 201 Other polished rice (whether polished or polished (within quota)) (edible rice) Edible grains
1006308001 Other polished rice 202 Other polished rice (whether polished or polished (within quota)) (edible steamed rice) Edible grains
1006308001 Other polished rice 203 Other polished rice (whether polished or polished (within quota)) (consumption of other processed rice) Edible grains
1006308090 Other polished rice 201 Other polished rice (whether polished or polished (with extra)) (edible white rice) Edible grains
1006308090 Other polished rice 202 Other polished rice (whether or not polished or polished (with extra)) (edible steamed rice) Edible grains
1006308090 Other polished rice 203 Other polished rice (whether or not polished or polished (with extra)) (Eat other processed rice) Edible grains
1006402001 Broken Long Grain Rice 201 Broken long grain rice (within quota) (edible white rice) Edible grains
1006402001 Broken Long Grain Rice 203 Broken long grain rice (within quota) (eating other processed rice) Edible grains
1006402001 Broken Long Grain Rice 202 Broken long grain rice (within quota) (edible steamed rice) Edible grains
1006402090 Broken Long Grain Rice 201 Broken long-grain rice (with extra) (edible white rice) Edible grains
1006402090 Broken Long Grain Rice 202 Broken long grain rice (with extra) (edible steamed rice) Edible grains
1006402090 Broken Long Grain Rice 203 Broken long-grain rice (with extra) (eat other processed rice) Edible grains
1006408001 Other broken rice 201 Other broken rice (within quota) (edible white rice) Edible grains
1006408001 Other broken rice 202 Other broken rice (within quota) (edible steamed rice) Edible grains
1006408001 Other broken rice 203 Other broken rice (within quota) (eating other processed rice) Edible grains
1006408090 Other broken rice 201 Other broken rice (with extra) (edible white rice) Edible grains
1006408090 Other broken rice 202 Other broken rice (with extra) (edible steamed rice) Edible grains
1006408090 Other broken rice 203 Other broken rice (with extra) (eat other processed rice) Edible grains
1007900000 Other edible sorghum 103 Other edible sorghum (edible, shelled) Edible grains
1007900000 Other edible sorghum 102 Other edible sorghum (edible, in shell) Edible grains
1008100000 Buckwheat 102 Buckwheat (edible, shelled) Edible grains
1008100000 Buckwheat 101 Buckwheat (edible, in shell) Edible grains
1008290000 Other millet 101 Other millet (edible, in shell) Edible grains
1008290000 Other millet 102 Other millet (edible, shelled) Edible grains
1008409000 Other straight long crabgrass (Cratagrass) 999 Other straight long crabgrass (Critters) Edible grains
1008509000 Other Quinoa 999 Other Quinoa Edible grains
1008909000 Other grains 105 Other grains (consumption of other grains) Edible grains
1008909000 Other grains 106 Other grains (wild rice) Edible grains
1008909000 Other grains 104 Other cereals (edible ears) Edible grains
1008909000 Other grains 102 Other grains (edible, shelled millet) Edible grains
1008909000 Other grains 108 Other grains (quinoa) Edible grains
1008909000 Other grains 107 Other grains (barley) Edible grains
1008909000 Other grains 103 Other grains (edible, shelled millet) Edible grains
HS codes of imported edible grains in GACC system (Download)

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