To standardize the operational requirements for the inspection and prevent false declaration and concealment, the General Administration of Customs of China (GACC) decided to reform inspection and pilot in Shanghai first. Shanghai Customs initialized this new inspection mode - "Document Review + Port Inspection or Destination Inspection" for imported hazardous substances on December 1 of 2022, and Guangzhou Customs piloted it subsequently from January 16 of 2023. Given the pilot experience and promising achievement, the GACC decided to roll out this new inspection mode nationwide.
By GACC Announcement No. 29 of 2023 issued on April 7, 2023, the GACC announced to roll out new inspection mode nationwide from April 13, 2023. The customs will determine the operation locations and proportions to carry out inspections according to their properties and packaging types. To help enterprises gain a more accurate and comprehensive understanding of the latest compliance requirements for the import declaration of hazardous substances in China, this webinar will provide an in-depth interpretation of this new inspection mode.