China Customs GACC Registration
From 1-Jan-2022, All foreign food manufacturers, exporters

 Chinese importers need to be registered with GACC,

then can be imported to China.


China Customs GACC Registration



   


Online Registry

In April 2021, the General Administration of Customs of China (GACC) released two revised decrees;

The first decree is the "Regulations on the Registration and Administration of Overseas Producers of Imported Food " (GACC Decree 248), which will require all overseas food manufacturers, processors, and storage facilities to register with the General Administration of Customs of China (GACC).

The second decree is the "Administrative Measures on Import and Export Food Safety" (GACC Decree 249), which covers a broad range of requirements on food exports to China, including overseas facilities registration, record filing by importers and exporters, quarantine and inspection, and product labeling.

According to the provisions of GACC Decree 249 Article 15, the GACC registration number of overseas production enterprises needs to be printed on the
Chinese Labeling of imported food, then can pass  the China Customs Clearance process normally.

Both Decree 248 and Decree 249 are slated to enter into force on January 1, 2022.

   

   


Apply GACC Registration for Overseas Manufacturer Online

According to the requirements of the "Regulations on the Registration and Administration of Overseas Producers of Imported Food " (GACC Decree 248), all overseas food manufacturers, processors, and storage facilities need to register with the GACC, the GACC registration number of overseas production enterprises needs to be printed on the Chinese Labeling of imported food, the CIQ will inspect the Chinese Labeling of imported food in the China Customs Clearance process;

There are 3 types of GACC registration for Overseas Producers of imported food:

GACC-1-1: General GACC registration for Overseas Manufacturer



鈻 Low-risk food categories (GACC-1-1 type )

  • Vegetables and their products (except fresh and dehydrated vegetables)
  • Processed grain and their products
  • Tea
  • Processed Nuts and seed products
  • Liquor
  • Beverages and frozen drinks
  • Biscuits, pastries, bread
  • Sugars (including raw sugar, table sugar, lactose, syrup, etc.)
  • Candy, chocolate (including chocolate, cocoa butter substitute chocolate and its products)
  • Condiments (not including sugar)
  • Roasted coffee beans, cocoa beans and their products (excluding chocolate)
  • Fruit products (excluding dried fruits)
  • Chinese herbal medicine
  • Other processed food

    This type GACC registration is easy, about cost $400-$600, time need 2~4 weeks.

    List of GACC-1-1 Registered Overseas Manufacturer of Imported Food
    .

    GACC-1-2: GACC registration for Medium Risk Food Producer

    鈻 Medium-risk food categories (GACC-1-2 type ):

  • bee products,
  • egg products,
  • sausage casings,
  • edible oils and fats,
  • oilseeds,
  • stuffed wheaten products,
  • edible grains,
  • milled grain industry products and malt,
  • fresh and dehydrated vegetables and dried beans,
  • condiments,
  • nuts and seeds,
  • dried fruits,
  • unroasted coffee beans and cocoa beans,
  • foods for special dietary purposes,
  • health foods,
  • animal feed etc.

    This type GACC registration is valid for 5 years, require an additional recommend registration procedure by the competent authority of the country of origin; the cost is about $1,000, time usually need about 3-5 months.
    .

    GACC-1-3: GACC registration for High Risk Food Producer


    鈻 High-risk food categories (GACC-1-3 type )
  • meat products,
  • aquatic products,
  • dairy products,
  • Infant formula milk
  • bird nest products,

    Overseas producers of the above Risky food category, need to establish a food quality management system that meets the requirements of China's corresponding food category regulations (such as GMP, HACCP certificate, etc.), shall be Reviewed, Endorsed by the competent food authority of the Country of origin, then recommend to GACC for registration, after CNCA / GACC audit or CNCA-GACC Site-inspcetion; If qualified, the Overseas producers will be listed into the"List of GACC-CNCA Qualified Overseas producers exporting to China", commonly known as the "GACC-CNCA Whitelist" or GACC certification.
    This type GACC registration is valid for 5 years, the application process is very complicated, the application documents requiements, time and cost are depend on the type of food production facility, the cost is about $3,000 to $30,000, time usually need about 6 months to 1 year .

     
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    Apply GACC Registration for Overseas Exporter Online

    GACC-2-1: General GACC registration for Overseas Exporter

    According to the requirements of the "Administrative Measures on Import and Export Food Safety" (GACC Decree 249), all overseas exporters of imported food need to register with the GACC.

    If the overseas exporters of imported food does not have a branch in China, need to apoint a CRA (Chinese Representative Agent) to apply GACC registration.
    After this filing, the overseas exporter will get a GACC filing number, In each import customs clearance process, need fill this filing number in customs declaration and CIQ inspection application forms.

    This type GACC registration is easy, cost about $400-$600, time 1~2 weeks.

    List of GACC Registered Overseas Exporter of Imported Food

       



    Chinese importer GACC Registration

    GACC-3-1: GACC registration for Chinese importers

    According to the requirements of the "Administrative Measures on Import and Export Food Safety" (GACC Decree 249), all Chinese importer of imported food need to register with the GACC.

    Chinese importer need to establish a Food Products Sales quality management system Including source protection, quality control, product traceability and recall, risk information reporting, risk information emergency plan,Organizational structure, department functions and responsibilities of Food safety technical personnel, management personnel,etc.

    This type GACC registration is complicated , cost about $1,000-$1,500, time need about 1 month.

    List of GACC Registered Chinese Importer of Imported Food

       




      Cosmetics Category that need GACC registration:
       Skin care products
       Hair products
       Beauty cosmetics
       Perfume
       Oral care products
       The special function products



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