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Procedure[edit]

Application, acceptance, examination and determination of license

  • The applicant submits application materials to the Customs at the place where it is located (identical to the place of industrial and commercial registration). If the materials are complete and conform to the legal format, the Customs will prepare and issue the Decision of Acceptance; if the materials are not complete or do not conform to the legal format and need supplement, the Customs will prepare and issue the Notification of License Application; if the applicant is not eligible for the application, the Customs will prepare and issue the Decision of Non-acceptance;
  • After accepting the application, the local Customs shall conduct comprehensive review according to legal conditions and procedures, complete the review within 20 days from the date of acceptance, and submit the review comments and all of the application materials to the Customs directly under the GACC;
  • The Customs directly under the GACC will make a decision within 20 days upon receipt of the materials, prepare and issue the Decision on Approval of Registration or Decision on Disapproval of Registration according to the law, and for the latter, the Customs shall give reasons and notify the applicant that it has the right to apply for administrative reconsideration or file an administrative lawsuit according to the law.



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Required Documents[edit]

Registration license for a customs broker

  • Application for Registration License of Customs Brokers (Annex 1);
  • Duplicate of the Enterprise Business License or copy of the Notice on Pre-approval of Enterprise Name;
  • Articles of Association;
  • Copy of the Capital Contribution Certificate;
  • Copies of the Certificates of Customs Declarers of the customs declarers employed;
  • Feasibility study report on conducting customs declaration business;
  • Curriculum vitae of the person in charge of the customs declaration business;
  • Certificate of ownership or leasing of the site for business operation of customs declaration services; and
  • Other materials related to the application for registration.

Registration license for a cross-customs district branch of a customs broker

  • Application for Registration License of Cross-Customs District Branches of Customs Brokers (Annex 2);
  • Copy of the Certificate of Registration of Customs Brokers of the Customs of the People's Republic of China;
  • Feasibility study report on conducting customs declaration business by the branch;
  • Copies of the Certificates of Customs Declarers of the customs declarers to be employed;
  • Curriculum vitae of the person in charge of the branch and the person in charge of the customs declaration business;
  • Certificate of ownership or leasing of the site for business operation of customs declaration services;
  • The evidential materials issued by the Customs directly under the GACC at the place of registration of the customs broker, which proves that the customs broker meets the conditions to apply for registration of a branch; and
  • Other materials related to application for registration license on establishment of a branch of the customs broker.


Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

General Administration of Customs of the People's Republic of China
Address: No.6. Jianguomennei Avenue, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China
Postcode: 100730
Email



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Eligibility[edit]

An applicant may apply for registration agent for registration license.

Agent on behalf of the applicant filed, it shall issue a power of attorney.


Fees[edit]

The customs broker shall increase its registered capital by RMB 500,000 for application of each license for registration of cross-customs district branch.



Validity[edit]

Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever



Documents to Use[edit]

Please attach documents that can be used by people. e.g. links



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Sample Documents[edit]

Please attach sample completed documents that would help other people.



Processing Time[edit]

Make a decision within 20 days of receipt directly under the Customs shall review comments submitted by the local customs of the day.



Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
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Instructions[edit]

Application requirements:

The following requirements shall be met by customs brokers applying for registration license

  • Having the qualifications as a domestic enterprise legal person;
  • Having registered capital of no less than RMB 1.5 million;
  • Having sound organizational structure and financial management system;
  • Being staffed with no less than 5 customs declarers;
  • The investors, person in charge of the customs declaration business and customs declarers have no record of smuggling;
  • Person in charge of the customs declaration business has more than 5 years working experience in foreign trade or customs declaration;
  • The license for registration has never been revoked by Customs due to unlawful acts such as smuggling;
  • Fixed site and facilities for business operation necessary for providing customs declaration services are available; and
  • Other conditions as required by customs supervision.

The following requirements shall be met by cross-customs district branches of customs brokers applying for registration license

  • The conditions for establishment of branches of domestic enterprise legal person are met;
  • Number of customs declarers is no less than 3;
  • Fixed site and facilities for business operation necessary for providing customs declaration services are available;
  • Person in charge of the branch has more than 5 years working experience in foreign trade or customs declaration; and
  • Person in charge of the customs declaration business and customs declarers have no record of smuggling;

The following requirements shall be met by customs brokers applying for registration license for the branches

  • It has been 2 years since the day when the customs broker obtained the Certificate of Registration of Customs Brokers of the Customs of the People's Republic of China approved and issued by the Customs;
  • The customs broker has not been punished due to smuggling within the most recent 2 years from the date of application;
  • The customs broker shall increase its registered capital by RMB 500,000 for application of each license for registration of cross-customs district branch.



Required Information[edit]

  • Customs Registration Number
  • Name of Organisation
  • Name of Legal Representative
  • Address of Organisation
  • Type of Business
  • Registered Capital
  • Business Scope
  • Validity


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Need for the Document[edit]

It is an approval issued by the Shanghai Customs. The company can import and export office furnishings and equipment for its own use after obtaining the Customs Registration Certificate. If the company is in the business of import/export trading and distribution, it will require the Customs Registration Certificate to carry on these activities.


Information which might help[edit]

The applicant shall submit an application to the local customs and submit an application for registration of the Licensed Materials.

After accepting applications for local customs, should conduct a comprehensive review of the statutory conditions and procedures, and to accept the application for registration of the license within 20 days from the date the review is completed, will review comments and submit all application materials directly under the Customs.


Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.



External Links[edit]

Customs business registration license

Registration of Customs Brokers

General Administration of Customs of the People's Republic of China



Others[edit]

Change of license

  • Where there is any change in the name, registered capital or legal representative (person in charge) after the customs broker and its cross-customs district branch obtain the registration license, they shall apply to the Customs at the place of registration for change of license.
  • To apply for change of license, the Application for Registration Changes of Customs Brokers (Cross-Customs District Branches) (Annex 3), the original and the copy of the Certificate of Registration of Customs Brokers of the Customs of the People's Republic of China, the original and the copy of the Resolution of Enterprise Change and other materials shall be submitted.
  • The Customs at the place of registration conduct preliminary review according to the registration licensing procedures, and report to the Customs directly under the GACC for decision. Upon review according to the law, the Customs directly under the GACC shall make a written decision on approval of license change where legal conditions and standards are met.