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					                                               CHINA


China officially announced emergency quarantine regulations effective January 1, 2000. China will be requiring
USDA certification of heat treatment for all conifer (i.e. pine, spruce, hemlock or fir) solid wood packing material
(SWPM) OR exporter certification that none of the packing material in the shipment is conifer wood. The regulations
apply to both air and sea shipments. SWPM includes but is not limited to, dunnage, crating, pallets, packing blocks,
drums, cases, spools and skids.

Improperly certified shipments are subject to one of three actions:

    1.   The shipment can be returned to origin.
    2.   The shipment can be separated from the packing material, at the importer's expense. The packing material
         would be destroyed.
    3.   If the shipment cannot be separated from the packing material and is not returned to origin, then both the
         shipment and packing material would be destroyed.

For additional information concerning this topic visit Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service from the USDA at
www.aphis.usda.gov and look under "hot Topics" on the home page.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

    ·    Visa/Work Visa
    ·    Foreign Expert Certificate
    ·    Identity Card
    ·    Residence Card/Permit
    ·    Original Passport and Authorization Letter
    ·    Residency Registration (to obtain Green Card)
    ·    Application for Customs Sealed Letter (three copies)
    ·    Letter of Employment Certification (preferably in Chinese) from employer's registered China Office, or
         Chinese host organization, certifying that Customer will be either personnel of Foreign Resident Office, or
         Foreign Expert
    ·    Detailed inventory in English (describing general carton contents - PBO "packed by owner" and "misc." not
         acceptable)
    ·    Arrival Customs Declaration (to be completed by Customer on arrival at port of entry)
    ·    Application for import of personal effects (Import Permit)
    ·    List of goods and quantity to be imported must be in Chinese
    ·    Must list all items planned for import within six months from the date of approval of the application, even if
         not contained in the first shipment
    ·    Certificate of Origin may be required
    ·    Customs Permit (must be approved prior to arrival of goods)
    ·    Customs Permit and inventory must MATCH EXACTLY!!
    ·    Health Certificate
    ·    Full physical examination with blood test to prove evidence of absence of communicable diseases,
         especially AIDS

CUSTOMS REGULATIONS

    ·    CUSTOMER MUST ARRIVE IN CHINA BEFORE SHIPMENT, IN ORDER TO COMPLETE IMPORT
         FORMALITIES
    ·    Personal registration of owner of the goods and employer's registration must be approved before arrival of
         the shipment
    ·    Used household goods and personal effects are dutiable for Chinese persons holding a foreign passport and
         foreigners entering China for an extended period of time (not holding a Residence Card)
    ·    Only one air and one sea shipment may be imported within six months of Customer
    ·    Shipments are subject to physical inspection by Customs
 CHINA


DUTIABLE/RESTRICTED ITEMS

   ·   Alcohol and tobacco products
   ·   Foodstuff
   ·   Office supplies and furniture must be for personal use
   ·   Office equipment cannot be imported as personal effects and are dutiable (i.e. copiers and fax machines)
   ·   Electrical/electronic items (new or used) are subject to import duties (including computers) make, model,
       and serial number must be on inventory
   ·   One of each electrical/electronic item per customer may be imported such as TV s, stereos, refrigerators,
       VCR s, washer/dryer Shipper can bring reasonable quantity electronic items such as 2 TV, 2 computer, 2
       refrigerators etc
   ·   Audio cassette tapes, video cassette tapes, compact discs, etc. (limited importation applies) will be
       inspected by Customs Office
   ·   Cordless or portable phones (Import Permit required) Not applicable right now.
   ·   Radio transmitters and components
   ·   Bicycles No import tax
   ·   Oriental antiques and objects d'art must be declared in detail, otherwise re-export might be prohibited
   ·   Textiles and fabrics of wool, silk and artificial and synthetic fibers and bedding No import tax
   ·   Cosmetics
   ·   Cameras, watches, clocks and their parts and accessories
   ·   Small quantity of prescription medicines may be allowed (with a copy of the prescription)
   ·   Computers/printers only one of each item allowed per customer
   ·   DUTIABLE/RESTRICTED ITEMS must be clearly indicated on the inventory and loaded last for easy
       access

PROHIBITED ITEMS

   ·   Weapons and ammunition
   ·   Drugs or poisons
   ·   Fresh food, especially meat
   ·   Pornographic and subversive literature, films, tapes, etc.
   ·   Endangered and rare animals and their products

MOTOR VEHICLES

   ·   Motorcycles are prohibited
   ·   Privately owned vehicles are considered a luxury item and are dutiable
   ·   Restrictions and taxes depend on the type and size of vehicle
   ·   Subject to import duties of up to 200%
   ·   Documents must be provided to support the age and value of the auto
   ·   Documents required:
   ·   Written application to Customs Office
   ·   Import Cargo Declaration
   ·   Invoice

PETS

   ·   Only one pet per Residence Permit, regulations for licensing of dogs are complicated and strict
   ·   One pet per passport within 1 month entry record, the dog must apply dog license upon arrived in China
   ·   Health Certificate and original Certificate of Rabies Vaccination is required Health certificate ( 7 days before
       departure with Government official stamp ). Rabies vaccination record ( more than 30 days & within a year )
   ·   Subject to strict quarantine regulations Beijing-30 days quarantine but can apply home quarantine upon the
       pet arrival, Shanghai-Strict 7 days, Guangzhou, Chengdu, no quarantine at all.
   ·   Veterinary inspection must be arranged by owner upon arrival The dog & cat must subject quarantine testing
       by Government vet upon arrival.
  CHINA



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These guidelines are not law, but are our interpretation of various laws and regulations as they pertain to individuals entering the
country. The proceeding information is a brief summary of customs regulations applicable to household goods shipments to this
destination and is being provided for general guidance to assist our Agents and Customers. Since such regulations are subject to
change without notice, Vanpac GroupAsia cannot be held liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other detrimental events resulting
from non-compliance. Always double check with your local Embassy, High Commission or Consulate, who may well have further
information leaflets.




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