One article to understand: export inspection and quarantine certificate
Inspection and Quarantine Certificates are issued by the Customs after inspection, quarantine, appraisal and supervision and management of inbound and outbound goods, packaging, means of transport and inbound and outbound personnel involving safety, hygiene, health, environmental protection and anti-fraud in accordance with national laws and regulations and multilateral and bilateral agreements. issued certificate.
Common export inspection and quarantine certificate formats include "Inspection Certificate", "Sanitation Certificate", "Health Certificate", "Veterinary (Health) Certificate", "Animal Health Certificate", "Phytosanitary Certificate", "Fumigation/Disinfection Certificate", etc. These certificates are used for customs clearance of goods. , trade settlement and other links play an important role.
What is the scope of application of common export inspection and quarantine certificates?
The "Inspection Certificate" is applicable to inspection items such as quality, specification, quantity, weight, and packaging of outbound goods (including food). The name of the certificate can be generally written as "Inspection Certificate", or according to the requirements of the letter of credit, the name of "Quality Certificate", "Weight Certificate", "Quantity Certificate" and "Appraisal Certificate" can be selected, but the content of the certificate should be the same as the certificate name. Basically the same. When multiple contents are certified at the same time, the certificates can be combined, such as the "Weight/Quantity Certificate".
The "Hygienic Certificate" is applicable to the outbound food that has been inspected to meet the hygienic requirements and other goods that need to undergo hygienic inspection. This certificate generally carries out hygienic evaluation of the batch of goods and the sanitary conditions of their production, processing, storage and transportation, or quantitative analysis of drug residues and pesticide residues in the goods.
The "Health Certificate" is applicable to food and outbound goods related to human and animal health, such as chemical products used for food processing, textiles, and light industrial products. The certificate is the same as the "Sanitation Certificate". For the goods that need to be registered by the importing country/region, the "name, address and number of the processing plant" in the certificate must be consistent with the content of the sanitary registration and publication of the government agency.
The "Veterinary (Health) Certificate" is applicable to outbound animal products that meet the requirements of the importing country or region and China's quarantine regulations, bilateral quarantine agreements and trade contracts. This certificate generally certifies that the consignment is an animal from a safe and disease-free area, and that the animal is considered healthy and fit for human consumption after official veterinary inspection before and after slaughter. Among them, for animal raw materials such as meat and leather exported to Russia, certificates in both Chinese and Russian formats should be issued.
The "Animal Health Certificate" is applicable to outbound animals that meet the requirements of the importing country or region and China's quarantine regulations, bilateral quarantine agreements and trade contracts, companion animals that meet the quarantine requirements carried by outbound passengers, and animals that meet the quarantine requirements for Hong Kong and Macao. The certificate must be signed by a visa veterinary officer authorized by the General Administration of Customs and recommended for filing abroad before it can be used.
The "Phytosanitary Certificate" is applicable to the exiting plants, plant products, products containing plant-derived raw materials and other quarantine objects (plant-based packaging bedding materials, plant-based wastes, etc.) that meet the quarantine requirements of the importing country or region and trade contracts. This certificate is similar to the "Animal Health Certificate" and must be signed by the phytosanitary officer.
The "Certificate of Fumigation/Disinfection" is applicable to quarantine-treated entry-exit animals and plants and their products, packaging materials, waste and used articles, postal items, loading containers (including containers) and other items that require quarantine treatment. For example, packaging materials such as wooden pallets and wooden boxes are often used in the shipment of goods. When they are exported to relevant countries/regions, this certificate is often required to prove that the batch of goods and their wooden packaging have been fumigated/sterilized by medicine. deal with.
What is the process for applying for an export inspection and quarantine certificate?
Export enterprises that need to apply for inspection and quarantine certificates should complete the registration procedures at the local customs. According to different export products and destinations, enterprises should check the applicable export inspection and quarantine certificate when making inspection and quarantine declarations to the local customs at the "single window". Certificate.
How to modify the certificate that has been obtained?
After receiving the certificate, if the enterprise needs to change or supplement the content due to various reasons, it should submit a change application form to the local customs that issued the certificate, and the application can be processed only after the customs review and approval. Before going through the relevant procedures, you should also pay attention to the following points:
1. If the original certificate (including a copy) is recovered, and it cannot be returned due to loss or other reasons, relevant materials should be provided in the national economic newspapers to declare that the certificate is invalid.
2. If important items such as product name, quantity (weight), packaging, consignor, consignee, etc. are not in conformity with the contract or letter of credit after modification, or are inconsistent with the laws and regulations of the importing country after modification, they cannot be modified.
3. If the validity period of the inspection and quarantine certificate is exceeded, the content will not be changed or supplemented.