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AQSIQ Inspection and Quarantine Service Guide For Imported Aquatic Products

Exporting Countries/Regions Food Safety Management System Evaluation
For aquatic products with relatively high risks on quality safety and quarantine imported for the time, AQSIQ launches risk analysis and confirm relevant risk control measures. Only after obtaining Inspection and Quarantine Access Qualifications to China, can aquatic products be imported into China.

AQSIQ dynamically updates and publishes Catalogue For Food Products that Meet Evaluation Requirements and For Food Exported From Countries or Regions China have traditional trading with. Qualified aquatic products will be listed and be updated in this catalogue.  

Overseas Manufacturer Registration at AQSIQ
Imported aquatic products shall come from overseas manufacturers that have been registered at AQSIQ. The name list for AQSIQ registered overseas manufacturers of aquatic products is regularly updated and announced by AQSIQ.

Exporters or their Agents Registration
Exporters or their agents that export aquatic products to China shall be registered at CIQ system. Relevant company name, address, country/region, contact person name and email shall be provided for the registration.

Import Registration

Importers that import aquatic products shall fill out application form at CIQ system, and submit paper documents to the local CIQ of the location that they registered business. After getting registration qualification as an  aquatic products importer, they can proceed to handle import procedures of aquatic products.  

Consignee Registration
Consignee of imported aquatic products shall  shall be registered at CIQ system. Relevant company name, address, country/region, contact person name and email shall be provided for the registration.

Warehouse Registration
Imported aquatic products shall be stored in the CIQ appointed refrigerated warehouses or other places. Refrigerated warehouses shall meets the inspection and quarantine requirements for refrigerated warehouses of imported aquatic products. Dried, preserved, canned, prepacked and other aquatic products that does not need refrigerated storage shall be stored in the CIQ appointed places.

Refrigerated warehouses for imported aquatic products shall apply for registration at local CIQ who will implement registration and supervision on them in accordance with with relevant requirements. The warehouses to be used for storage of freezed or frozen aquatic products shall be specialized and exclusive refrigerated warehouses equipped with temperature control facilities.

Appointed  Ports
Imported frozen or fresh  aquatic products shall be imported through appointed ports.

Quarantine Permit
AQSIQ implements quarantine permission system on imported amphibians, reptiles,Aquatic mammals, other aquiculture products and aquatic products imported from Japan. Aquatic products importers shall handle quarantine permission procedures and obtain quarantine permit for imported animals and plants before signing trading contract.  

CIQ Declaration
The consignee of import aquatic products or its agent shall declare to port CIQ in accordance with relevant regulations of AQSIQ.

Inspection and Quarantine
After accepting declaration, port CIQ shall conduct inspection and quarantine on imported aquatic products, including document verification, on-field inspection, sample drawing, laboratory test, issue certificate. Local CIQ issues inspection and quarantine certificate for qualified aquatic products and orders the unqualified to do technical modification, to be returned, or to be destroyed respectively based on the unqualified projects.