In recent years, China has implemented stricter import regulations due to various reasons.
The increased number of imported goods, domestic scandals and adoptions of Western standards are just some of them.
The main purpose of the agreement is to establish a closer relationship between the entities, working more closely.
Hence, they can work continously to enhance the quality of food and other imported products that are traded between the countries.
The CIQ-offices have a vast network of laboratories (over 3000 to be more accurate) and make sure to secure the quality of products imported to China.
In addition to the CIQ offices, there are several hundreds of local offices and branches that operate close to harbors and airports to manage inspections and quality assurances.
As an exporter, it’s crucial to be aware of the organs that control quality standards and certifications in the country where you export your products.
Well, the application process is not the easiest as you need to fill in 17 (including in the Chinese language).
Let’s review an example of the application process for a foreign company who wants to export scrap materials, for example: The cost you need to pay for the first application stretches from USD 0 to 3800, depending on what products you plan to export, and if you are a member of AQSIQ or ISO 9001.
The certificate shows that you work pro-actively with production quality measures and meet environmental requirements.
People often ask how they can receive the certificate.
Before you export to China, you need to make sure whether the AQSIQ certificate is needed for your products.