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China Combines Foreign Trade Operator and Place of Origin Certification Procedures

China moved to issuing combined foreign trade operator / place of origin certificates as of 15 October this year.

In order to facilitate this change, the following measures have been adopted:

  • Commerce regulators have taken on responsibility for record-maintenance, data collection and all relevant notifications, while the customs offices and offices of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) will receive and input any required records. This latter process is deemed to satisfy the criteria for application acceptance and record maintenance, clearing the way for the issue of a combined foreign trade operator / place of origin certificate
  • The Ministry of Commerce is utilising the existing place of origin administration system, with its links to the General Administration of Customs and the CCPIT, as a means of maintaining inter-departmental connectivity and ensuring the appropriate distribution of all relevant data

Full details can be found in the Announcement on Implementing the Reform of “Two-in-One Certificate” for the Record-Filing of Foreign Trade Operators and Place of Origin Enterprises (No. 39 [2019]), as jointly issued by the Ministry of Commerce, the State Taxation Administration and the CCPIT

Source: Ministry of Commerce

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