The Certificate of Inspection for Goods Inward/Outward is promulgated by the administrations of quality supervision to prove that the import/export product has been submitted for inspection and quarantine. It is a very important document for the export and import in China.
If you want to import/export some goods within the scope of the inspection and quarantine catalog (non-catalogue commodities may not be subject to inspection and quarantine), then you need to go to the Administration of Inspection and Quarantine first and have your goods inspected. After the goods have passed the inspection, you can get the Certificate of Inspection for Goods Inward/ Outward, and use it for the customs declaration.
This procedure can affect the clearance of goods and has influenced the global trade of various products. To simplify the whole customs procedures and enhance the trade efficiency, the General Administration of Customs has decided to cancel the Certificate of Inspection for Goods Inward/Outward from June 1, 2018.
After that, the inspection procedures and the customs declaration can be combined together, and the import/export company only needs to go through all the procedures at the customs.
This is a big step in the institutional reform of the Chinese customs, and it will benefit numerous Chinese companies and those foreign companies which have business with China.
Many companies in the chemical industry will also benefit from this decision, because many chemical products are in the scope of inspection and quarantine catalog , for example food ingredients, raw materials of coatings, textile printing and dyeing, agrochemicals, daily chemicals and rubber etc., and from now on, the import and export of these chemical products can be simplified.
Compared with the previous customs clearance process, the complete cancellation of the Certificate of Inspection for Goods Inward/ Outward will simplify declaration procedures, reduce customs clearance steps, and speed up the release of goods. It will not only lower the clearance costs but also facilitate the global trade. It is expected that there will be more than 10% of the import and export goods can benefit from it.