Newsletter August 2019


1.Frontier of Customs Affairs

2.The Latest Progress of China-US Trade War

3.Summary of Inspection and Quarantine Policies in August

4.Xinhai News

Frontier of customs affairs

Commodity Barcode Introduction

Global Trade Item Number, GTIN) is the most widely used identification code in GS1 coding system, which is used to identify trade items (a product or 3 service). It is commonly called commodity bar code in China.

GTIN has four different code structures: GTIN-13, GTIN-14, GTIN-8 and GTIN-12. These four structures can uniquely encode commodities in different packaging forms. Each code structure can use one-dimensional barcode, two-dimensional barcode and radio frequency tag as data carriers.

Application of Commodity Barcode

1.Barcode has successfully solved management problems such as retail automatic settlement.

2.Retail is one of the most successful and widely used areas for barcode application.


1.Classification, Price and Country of Origin: Let the computer identify the characteristics of commodities. For commodities that can identify the characteristics, the computer will automatically check the classification, price and country of origin.

2.Intellectual Property and Protection: Docking with GTIN, computer can identify brand and prevent abuse of intellectual property rights.

3.Safety Quality: It is beneficial to realize information sharing and exchange. It is conducive to the monitoring of adverse events and the recall of problematic products, improving the quality of medical services and ensuring the safety of patients.

4.Trade Control and Relief: From one-way vertical management to multi-dimensional and comprehensive management of the whole chain of international trade, we will improve our ability to prevent and control risks in an all-round and integrated way.

5.Reasonable Release of Regulatory Resources: Reasonable release of limited regulatory resources for work that cannot be done by more machines.

6.Expend International Cooperation: In the future, we will promote the application solution of China’s customs commodity identification code within the framework of WCO, form a Chinese solution and make a Chinese invoice.

Standardized Declaration Contents of “Declaration Elements”

“Declaration elements” standard declaration and the use of barcode for commodity complement each other. According to Article 24 of the Customs Law and Article 7 of the Administrative Provisions on Customs Declaration of Import and Export Goods, the consignee or consignor of import and export or the enterprise entrusted with customs declaration shall truthfully declare to the customs in accordance with the law and shall bear corresponding legal responsibilities for the authenticity, accuracy, completeness and standardization of the declaration contents

Firstly, these contents would be related to the accuracy of collection and management elements such as classification, price and origin of country. Secondly, they would be related to tax risks. Finally, they may be related to enterprise compliance awareness and tax compliance.

Declaration Elements:

Classification and Validation Factors

1.Trade name, ingredient content

2.Physical form, technical index

3.Processing technology, product structure

4.Function, working principle

Price Approval Factors




4.Date of Contract

Trade Control Factors

1.Ingredients (such as precursor chemicals in dual-use items)

2.Usage (e.g. non-agricultural pesticide registration certificate)

3.Technical Index (e.g. electrical index in ITA application certificate)

Tax Rate Applicable Factors

1.Anti-dumping duty (e.g. model)

2.Provisional tax rate (e.g. specific name)

Other Validation Factors

For example: GTIN, CAS, cargo characteristics, color, packaging types, etc.

The Latest Progress of Sino-US Trade War

The Key Points:

1.US announced 8th list of products excluding tariff increased

2.US plans to impose a 10% tariff on some of China’s US $300 billion products on September 1

3.Announcement No.4 and No.5 of Tax Committee [2019]

US Announced 8th List Products Excluding Tariff Increased

US Commodity Tax Number Exclude Product Description

Container units of plastics, each comprising a tub and lid therefore, configured or fitted for the conveyance, packing, or dispensing of wet wipes.


Injection molded polypropylene plastic caps or lids each weighing not over 24 grams designed for dispensing wet wipes
3926.90.3000 Kayak paddles, double ended, with shafts of aluminum and blades of fiberglass reinforced nylon
5402.20.3010 High tenacity polyester yarn not over 600 decitex
5603.92.0090 Nonwovens weighing more than 25 g/m2 but not more than 70 g/m2 in rolls, not impregnated coated or covered
7323.99.9080 Pet cages of steel
8716.80.5090 Carts, not mechanically propelled, each with three or four wheels, of the kind used for household shopping
8716.90.5060 Truck trailer skirt brackets, other than parts of general use of Section XV

Inflatable boats, other than kayaks and canoes, with over 20 gauge polyvinyl chloride (PVC), each valued at $500 or less and weighing not over 52 kg

Inflatable kayaks and canoes, with over 20 gauges polyvinyl chloride (PVC), each valued at $500 or less and weighing not over 22 kg

The United States Plans to Impose a 10% Tariff on some of China’s US $300 Billion Products on September 1

Step1   13/05/2019

U.S. Trade Representative Office announced US $300 billion goods levy list for China

Step2   10/06/2019 – 24/06/2019

Hold a hearing, submit the rebuttal opinions of the hearing, and finally determine the list of additional levy.

Step3    01/08/2019

The United States announces they would impose a 10% tariff on the US $300 billion product on September 1.

Step4    13/08/2019

U.S. Trade Representative Office announced new adjustment, $300 billion list implemented in two steps: One part imposes 10% tariff on September 1, 2019, the others. Imposes 10% tariff on December 15, 2019.

Some of the $300 billion Chinese Imports of Laptops and Mobile Phones from China to the United States were Delayed until December 15

HTS Quantity of Tariff- Added Commodities

Starting from September 1, the number of HTS8 sub-items subject to levy is 3229 and the number of HTS 10 sub-items is 14. Starting from December 15. 542 new hts8 sub-items and 10 sub-items will be added. It mainly involves mobile phones, notebook computers, game consoles, some toys, computer monitors, some footwear and clothing, some organic chemical materials, some household electric appliances, etc.

International News:

On the evening of August 13, the two leaders of the Sino-US high-level economic and trade conclusion talked, and China made solemn representations on the US plan to impose tariffs on Chinese goods exported to the US on September 1. The two sides agreed to call again in next. 2 weeks.

Exclusion List Directory:

There is no exclusion list in the US $300 billion list of goods imposed on China, subject to the list adjusted by the US Trade Representative Office on August 14.

Exclusion Program startup:

The U.S Trade office will further launch the procedures for excluding and imposing duties on good s on the List 4 A & amp; 4B USTR will publish the exclusion procedure process, including from submission of the exclusion application to final publication of the exclusion list.

Summary of Inspection and Quarantine Policies in August


Announcement No.


Animal and Plant Products access category

Announcement No.134 of 2019 of the General Administration of Customs

Announcement on Inspection and Quarantine Requirements for Imported Red Pepper from Uzbekistan. Since August 13, 2019, the edible red pepper (Capsicum annuum) planted and processed in the Republic of Uzbekistan has been exported to China, and the products must meet the inspection and quarantine requirements for imported red pepper from Uzbekistan.

Announce No. 132 of 2019 of the General Administration of Customs

Announcement on Inspection and Quarantine Requirements for Imported Indian Pepper Meal. From July 29 to the by-product of capsanthin and capsaicin extracted from capsicum pericarp by solvent extraction process and does not contain backfills of other tissues such as capsicum branches and leaves. The product must confirm to the relevant provisions of the inspection and quarantine requirements for imported Indian chili meal

Announcement No.129 of 2019 of the General Administration of Customs

Announcement on Allowing Imports of Lemons from Tajikistan. Starting from August 1, 2019, Lemons from lemon producing areas in Tajikistan (scientific name Citrus limon, English name Lemon) are allowed to be imported into China. The products must comply with the relevant provisions of the quarantine requirements for imported lemon plants in Tajikistan

Announcement No.128 of 2019 of the General Administration of Customs

Announcement on Inspection and Quarantine Requirements for Imported Bolivian Coffee Beans. Since August 1. 2019, Bolivian coffee beans will be allowed to be imported. The roasted and shelled coffee (Coffea arabica L) seeds (excluding endocarp) grown and processed in Bolivia must also comply with the relevant provisions of the inspection and quarantine requirements for imported Bolivian coffee beans.

Announcement No.126 of 2019 of the General Administration of Customs

Announcement on Quarantine Requirements for Imported Russian Barley Plants. Starting from July 29, 2019. Barley (Horde um Vulgare L, English name Barley) produced in seven barley producing areas in Russia, including Chelyabinsk, Omsk, New Siberian, Kurgan, Altai, Krasnoyarsk and Amur regions, shall be allowed to be imported. The products shall be produced in Russia and exported to China only for processing of spring barley seeds. They shall not be used for planting. At the same time, they shall conform to the relevant provisions of the quarantine requirements for imported Russian barley plants

Announcement No.124 of the General Administration of Customs

Announcement on Allowing Soybean Imports across Russia. Starting from July 25, 2019, all production areas in Russia will be allowed to plant Soybeans (scientific name: Glycine max (L) Merr, English name: soybean) for processing and export to China. the products must conform to the relevant provisions of the plant inspection and quarantine requirements for imported Russian soybeans. com, rice and rapeseed.






Announcement No.123 of the General Administration of Customs

Announcement on Expanding Russian Wheat Production Areas in China. Since July 25, 2019, the processed spring wheat seeds planted and produced in Kurgan Prefecture of Russia will be increased, and the wheat will not be exported to China for planting purposes. The products must conform to the relevant provisions of the inspection and quarantine requirements for imported Russian wheat plants.



Announcement No.122 of the General Administration of Customs and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Areas

Announcement on lifting the ban on foot-and-mouth disease in parts of South Africa. Starting from July 23, 2019, the ban on foot-and-mouth disease outbreaks in South Africa except Limpopo, Mpumalanga) EHLANZENI and KwaZulu-Natal regions will be lifted.

Inspection and Quarantine Category

Announcement No.132 of 2019 of the General Administration if Customs

Announcement on carrying out random inspection of import and export commodities other than legal inspection commodities in 2019. For the declaration enterprises before receiving the new declaration requirements under the customs, all the declaration should be standardized according to the current declaration requirements. In addition customers should be informed that the customs will increase the range of products to be tested.

Administrative Approval


Announcement No.55 of 2019 of the State Food and Drug Administration

Announcement on Cancellation of 16 Certification Items (Second Batch). Among them, for the

change of the responsible unit of imported cosmetics, the enterprise is no longer required to submit documents on the spot but is changed to network verification for the re-registration and supplementary registration of imported drugs and medicinal materials, enterprises are not required to submit documents, but are instead required to conduct internal verification

State Food and Drug Administration, Ministry of Public Security, State Health Committee No.63 of 2019

Announcement on the inclusion of compound preparations containing oxycodone and other varieties in the administration of psychotropic drugs. From September 1, 2019, compound preparations containing oxycodone base more than 5 mg per dosage unit for oral solid preparations and excluding other narcotic drugs, psychotropic drugs or pharmaceutical precursor chemicals will be included in the first category of psychotropic drugs management. For oral solid preparations, compound

preparations containing no more than 5 mg of oxycodone base per dosage unit and not containing other narcotic drugs, psychotropic drugs or pharmaceutical precursor chemicals are included in the management of psychotropic drugs of category ll; The compound oral solid preparation of buprenorphine and naloxone is included in the management of category ll psychotropic drugs.

Letter of the General Office of the National Health and Health Commissions on Asking for Comments on 43 National Food Safety Standards and 4 Amendment Forms Draft)




From July 22, 2019 to September 22,2019, log into the National Food Safety Standards Management Information System to submit feedback online.



No.4 of 2019 of the National Health Committee

Announcement on 19″Three New Foods” such as Soluble Soybean Polysaccharides 1. 11 New Varieties of Food Additives such as Soluble Soybean Polysaccharides: 1. Widening the Application Scope of Food Additives: Soluble Soybean Polysaccharides, Caramel Color (Ammonia Production), Caramel Color (Common Law), Polyglycerol Ricinolide (PGPR)

Capsicum Red, Capsicum Oil Resin, Vitamin E (dI-α - Tocopherol, d-a- Tocopherol, Mixed Tocopherol Concentrate); 2 Expanding the application scope of processing aids for food industry: sodium formate, propionic acid, sodium salt and calcium salt thereof; 3. Expanding the application scope of food nutrition enhancer: galactooligosaccharide (source of whey filtrate); 4. A new variety of enzyme preparation for food industry: Glucose oxidase. Two, sodium acetate and other eight new varieties of food-related products: 1, food contact materials and additives for products to expand the scope of use sodium acetate, phosphoric acid, potassium dihydrogen phosphate; 2. New varieties of additives for food contact materials and products: polymers of 4, 4 -methylene bis(2,6-dimethylphenol) and chloromethyl ethylene oxide; 3. New varieties of resins for food contact materials and products: butyl ether of polymers of formaldehyde and 2-methylphenol, 3- methylphenol and 4-methylphenol, vinyl chloride-vinyl acetate-maleic acid terpolymer, 1, 4-cyclohexanedimethanol and 3-hydroxymethylpropane, 2, 2-dimethyl-1, 3-propanediol, adipic acid, 1, 3-phthalic acid and maleic anhydride copolymer, and 4, 4-isopropylidene phenol and formaldehyde polymer.

China Gems and Jade Exchange Signed Strategic Cooperation Agreements with Xinhai

In order to jointly build a gem and jade trading intelligent supply chain platform and better undertake the spillover effect of the CIIE. China Gems and Jade Exchange signed strategic cooperation agreements with Shanghai Oujian Network Development Group Co, Ltd. and Shanghai Xinhai Customs Brokerage Co., Ltd. Mr. Zhou Xin (General Manager of Shanghai Xinhai Customs Brokerage Co., Ltd.) signed contracts on site.

Zhao Liang, head of the Yangpu Trading Sub-group and deputy district chief; Gong Shunming, Secretary General of the Yangpu Trading Sub-group and Director ofthe District Commerce Committee; Shi Chen, Deputy Director of the Office of the Secretariat of the Municipal Trade Commission and Deputy Director of the Foreign Trade Development Department of the Municipal Commerce Commission; Ji Guangyu, Diamond Administration of China; Ge Jizhong, Chairman of Oujian Group, came to witness the signing moment.

China Gems and Jade Exchange has always adhered to the concept of “Science and Technology Leading and Innovative Development” and has used the latest real-time tracking, big data, block chain, high-end intelligent technology and other technologies to solve various bottlenecks in the development of the gem and jade industry. Oujian Group and its subsidiary – Xinhai are committed to a one-stop cross-border supply chain integrated service platform with customs clearance as the core. Oujian Group is one of the largest and most influential customs declaration enterprises in China. The comprehensive ranking of import and export declaration volume of Oujian has always been in the forefront of Shanghai port.

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Post time: Dec-19-2019