- In accordance with the relevant provisions of the Import and Export Commodity Inspection Law of the People's Republic of China and its implementation regulations, the General Administration of Customs has decided to conduct random inspections on some import and export commodities other than the statutory inspection commodities from the date of this announcement.
Random inspections are carried out in accordance with the "Administrative Measures for Import and Export Commodities Sampling Inspections" (previously issued by Order No. 39 of the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, revised by Order No. 238 of the General Administration of Customs)
The scope of commodities subject to random inspection of import and export commodities other than statutory inspection commodities in 2020
How does the customs implement random inspections?
The General Administration of Customs formulates and issues a random inspection plan for non-catalog imported commodities every year. Including commodity name, inspection basis, sampling requirements, test items, judgment basis, implementation time, etc., and may adjust the random inspection plan when necessary, or issue special import and export commodity spot check inspection plan.
In the random inspection plan of the supervising customs, after necessary investigation and combined with the actual situation of relevant import and export commodities in the region, will determine the enterprise to be randomly inspected and formulate a specific implementation plan.
Specific implementation of sampling:
1) Port deployment control
The General Administration of Customs, based on the distribution of import business at various ports across the country, combined with the sensitivity of commodities, issues control instructions at ports. Most of this method is based on imported goods.
2) Sampling inspection in the field of market circulation
The customs "randomly" inspect some imported commodities for inspection in "planned" market circulation areas such as shopping malls and physical stores.
"Planned" refers to a plan for on-spot checking the types and quantities of commodities in advance.
"Random" refers to random inspection locations and specific commodities.
The above method only refers to the random inspection of imported goods.
3) Enterprise verification
According to the types of commodities, the customs will select the corresponding on-spot checked commodities according to the business volume of export enterprises in the jurisdiction. Some commodities will be checked on-spot by means of verification. This method mostly refers to the on-spot checking of export commodities.
After the customs takes samples, the samples are sent to qualified laboratories for testing. Conformity assessment is performed according to the mandatory requirements of the national technical specifications or other relevant technical requirements designated by the General Administration of Customs. For those who fail to pass the inspection, the customs will implement measures such as technical rectification, prohibition of export, return, destruction, and notification of market supervision and other relevant departments in accordance with the law.
Enterprise precautions concerning the random inspection
Information source: http://www.customs.gov.cn/customs/302249/302270/302272/3267129/index.html