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On Oct. 9, 2020, Shanghai Customs of the People’s Republic of China published the Shanghai Customs Announcement Order No. 5 of 2020 to further optimize the inspection process of imported clothing products.

In order to implement the work arrangements of the General Administration of Customs on stabilizing foreign trade and foreign investment, promote the stability and quality of foreign trade, optimize the business environment at Shanghai port and promote trade facilitation, according to the Customs Law of the People’s Republic of China, Shanghai Customs has decided to optimize the inspection process of imported garments in this customs area in accordance with the relevant provisions of the law and its implementation regulations and other laws and regulations. The relevant matters are hereby announced as follows:

  1. Carry out the safety risk assessment of imported clothing.
  2. When the imported clothing is sampled and submitted for inspection, the importing enterprise may apply through customs for the safety risk assessment of imported clothing and submit relevant materials according to the following conditions:
    • For those with a test report issued by a third-party test agency or a company’s own test report, the company can submit the “Imported Clothing Compliance Declaration” (hereinafter referred to as the “Conformity Declaration”) (Annex 1) and test report to the on-site customs and related accompanying materials.
    • For imported clothing that does not enter the domestic market, such as imported clothing for self-use, sample display, research and development testing, competition activities, new product releases, etc., by means of general trade, the company can submit the “Explanation on Special Conditions of Imported Clothing” (hereinafter referred to as “Special instructions”) (Attachment 2) and related accompanying materials.
  3. The third-party test report submitted by the company or the company’s own test report shall meet the following requirements:
    • The third-party inspection report shall meet the following requirements:
      • The testing institute has obtained the qualification of the import and export commodity testing, inspection institution and the accreditation from China National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment (CNAS) and the China Metrology Accreditation (CMA), and the relevant qualification and certification scope covers all the parameters involved in the imported clothing inspection.
      • Reports are listed with the test standards, testing methods and specific result values. The testing items shall include all applicable parameters under GB 18401 and GB 31701.
      • The test reports include elements that confirm the consistency between the inspected samples and the actual imported goods.
      • Reports from overseas testing and inspection agencies shall be evaluated at the discretion of Shanghai Customs.
    • Enterprises’ own test reports should meet the following requirements.
      • Reports are listed with the test standards, testing methods and specific result values. The testing items shall include all applicable parameters under GB 18401 and GB 31701.
      • Accompanying with its own laboratory introduction and explanatory notice of being independent from the associated enterprise for enabling to release objective test results.
      • Description of any relevant testing qualifications, such as ILAC-MRA accreditation by a recognized accreditation agency.
      • The test reports include elements that confirm the consistency between the inspected samples and the actual imported goods.
  4. Shanghai Customs conducts safety risk assessment on imported clothing in accordance with regulations.

Publication Date:
Oct. 9, 2020

Enforcement Date:
Oct. 9, 2020

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