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Stuffed pastry products

Refers to food products made with various raw materials as fillings and wheat flour as skins, with or without adding Individually packaged seasoning packets, which are blended, heated (or unheated), instant-frozen, cold (frozen) storage and other processing techniques. This product uses wheat flour or other starch-rich raw material flour for making skin, and one or more raw materials such as livestock and poultry meat, fruits and vegetables, aquatic products, egg products, and dairy products from China approved registered enterprises are used as fillings.

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 materials in strict accordance with GACC Registration Requirements and Key Checkpoints of Control and Inspection for Overseas Manufactures of Stuffed Pastry Products , conduct self-assessment, and fill in the registration application form.

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    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.

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    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.

  • 09

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

  • 10

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

Our assistance includes but is not limited to:

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

2. Assist enterprises to obtain account numbers and passwords.

3. Assist the enterprise to check the registration elements according to the "GACC Registration Requirements and Key Checkpoints of Control and Inspection for Overseas Manufactures of Stuffed Pastry 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 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.

1. Overseas manufacturing enterprises shall register with China Customs and obtain registration number in China;

2. Record-keeping for overseas exporters;

3. Record-keeping for Chinese importers;


Solutions for meeting the regulatory requirements of China Customs:

1. Overseas manufacturing enterprises shall register with China Customs and obtain registration number in China;

Solutions: The applicants shall register via cifer system and meet the standards and requirements specified in the Conditions of Registration for Overseas Manufacturing Enterprises of Imported stuffed pastry products and Key Points of Comparative Inspection; the General Customs Administration shall, upon receipt of the application, order the expert panel to conduct an assessment review on the applicants by written inspection, video inspection, on-the-spot inspection and any combined way, the qualified overseas manufacturing enterprises of the imported foods will be permitted for registration and assigned their registration numbers in China.

2. Record-keeping for overseas exporters;

Solutions: The overseas exporters shall submit their applications through the "Internet & Customs" record-keeping system for importers and exporters of imported foods.

3. Record-keeping for Chinese importers;

Solutions: The Chinese importers shall submit their applications through the "Internet & Customs" record-keeping system for importers and exporters of imported foods.


Information required for customs declaration:

1. Certificate of origin;

2. Official sanitary certificate of manufacturing country/Certificate of Free Sale;

3. Contract, invoice, packing list and bill of lading;

4. Chinese label;

5. Other supporting information or declaration elements;

The stuffed pastry products with the following customs codes are controlled by Decree No. 248:

No. HS CODE Product name CIQ codes Inspection and quarantine name Product Category
1 1902200000 Stuffed pasta 117 Stuffed pasta (whether or not cooked or prepared by other methods) (meat-containing spring rolls) Stuffed pasta
2 1902200000 Stuffed pasta 118 Stuffed pasta (whether or not cooked or prepared by other methods) (no meat spring rolls) Stuffed pasta
3 1902200000 Stuffed pasta 119 Stuffed pasta (whether or not cooked or prepared by other methods) (other quick-frozen meat-containing food products) Stuffed pasta
4 1902200000 Stuffed pasta 120 Stuffed pasta (whether or not cooked or prepared by other methods) (other meat-free quick-frozen food products) Stuffed pasta
5 1902200000 Stuffed pasta 116 Stuffed pasta (whether or not cooked or prepared by other methods) (without meat dumplings) Stuffed pasta
6 1902200000 Stuffed pasta 115 Stuffed pasta (whether or not cooked or prepared by other methods) (meat dumplings) Stuffed pasta
7 1902200000 Stuffed pasta 114 Stuffed pasta (whether or not cooked or prepared by other methods) (without meat buns) Stuffed pasta
8 1902200000 Stuffed pasta 113 Stuffed pasta (whether cooked or prepared by other methods) (including meat buns) Stuffed pasta
9 1902200000 Stuffed pasta 112 Stuffed pasta (whether or not cooked or prepared by other methods) (other food products) Stuffed pasta
10 1902200000 Stuffed pasta 111 Stuffed pasta (whether or not cooked or prepared by other methods) (fast food products) Stuffed pasta
11 1902200000 Stuffed pasta 109 Stuffed pasta (whether or not cooked or prepared by other methods) (raw pasta) Stuffed pasta
12 1902309000 Other pasta 112 Other pasta (other quick-frozen meat-containing food products) Stuffed pasta
13 1902309000 Other pasta 113 Other pasta (other fast-frozen food products without meat) Stuffed pasta
14 2106909090 Food not listed in other numbers 136 Other foods not listed in the number (meat dumplings) Stuffed pasta
15 2106909090 Food not listed in other numbers 137 Other foods not listed in the number (without meat dumplings) Stuffed pasta
GACC customs code for imported stuffed pastry products (Download)

1. What are the common mistakes in registration?

(1) The product was classified incorrectly, and the wrong access method and procedure were applied.
(2) Failure to strictly follow the "GACC Registration Requirements and Key Checkpoints of Control and Inspection for Overseas Manufactures of Stuffed Pastry Products" to inspect the elements of the enterprise and conduct feasibility assessments.

(3) The electronic application has not been submitted. "Application for Registration of Overseas Competent authority Recommendation Manufacturers of Imported Food"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(11) The application materials provided are contradictory.

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

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

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

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 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.

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