Customs Clearance Notice for
the First China International Import Expo of 2018

The Customs of the People's Republic of China shall provide comprehensive and quality services for the first China International Import Expo (hereinafter referred to as "Import Expo"), and regulate the entry and exit goods for the Import Expo in accordance with the Customs Law of the People's Republic of China, Law of the People's Republic of China on Import and Export Commodity Inspection, Law of the People's Republic of China on the Entry and Exit Animal and Plant Quarantine, Frontier Health and Quarantine Law of the People's Republic of China, Food Safety Law of the People's Republic of China, Regulations of the People's Republic of China on Import and Export Duties, and other laws and regulations.
During the Import Expo, the Customs will send personnel to the “one-stop” service center in the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) for any enquiries about Customs services.
For the temporary entry of exhibits during the Import Expo, the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “NECC”) shall provide Shanghai Customs with bank guarantee against duty and taxes . Overseas exhibitors or their entrusted home transportation service providers shall hold the "Certificate of Entry of Goods for the First China International Import Expo of 2018"(Attachment 1) and the "Entry of Goods List for the First China International Import Expo of 2018" (Attachment 2) issued by the NECC, exempting from submitting duty and taxes guarantee to the Customs on a per transaction basis.


I. Recordation for Import Expo
The NECC completes in advance the Custom’s recordation for the Import Expo through “single window” and “Internet + Customs” and lodge Customs procedure through “one-time recordation, entry of goods list submission by batches” to ensure rapid clearance upon arrival.


II. Examination and Access Approval of exhibits
If animals and plants and their products, special items and other exhibits are required for quarantine examination and approval, applications should be made prior to entry. They can be introduced into the customs territory after approval by the Customs (Attachment 3).
The exhibits shall comply with the requirements of the Prohibition List of Inspection and Quarantine forthe First China International Import Expo of 2018 (hereinafter referred to as the "Prohibition List") and the Restriction List of Inspection and Quarantine for the First China International Import Expo of 2018 (hereinafter referred to as the "Restriction List"). The Prohibition List and the Restriction List are detailed in the announcement of the General Administration of Customs.


III. Entry of goods declaration
An integrated mode of customs clearance shall be applied for the temporary entry of goods for the Import Expo. The NECC or the entrusted home delivery service providers shall lodge customs declarations at the Shanghai Customs, and goods shall be examined and released at the ports of entry. For Import Expo goods entered by other trade methods, overseas exhibitors or their agents shall go through customs procedures according to the existing rules and regulations.
For the temporary entry of goods during Import Expo under ATA carnet, the competent customs shall carry out examination and endorsement. The export time limit is the same as the period of validity of ATA carnet.


IV. Examination and release of exhibits
Entry of exhibits of the Import Expo are subject to examination, inspection and quarantine according to the rules and regulations. Exhibits that are required to be examined in the exhibition hall due to special circumstances can be transported to the exhibition hall for examination after the NECC or the entrusted home delivery service providers submit applications and the customs approve the applications. The NECC should provide dedicated office space and examination facilities, etc. The customs that carried out examination work will handle clearance formalities to exhibits that have passed the examination.


V. Customs control in the exhibition
During the Import Expo, the Customs shall send personnel to conduct field control according to the law. National Exhibition Center, home delivery service providers and exhibitors should comply with Customs rules and regulations on exhibition and sales of exhibits and cooperate with customs in control and management.


VI. Disposal of exhibits
(1) Consumption of exhibition supplies
The NECC should urge exhibitors to inform Shanghai Customs of the expected consumption in advance in writing, and clarify the manner in which the exhibits are to be used (trial, tasting and distribution) and quantity (should be within a reasonable range and match the scale of the activity). For exhibits to be tested, tasted and distributed, the relevant exhibitors should provide a conformity certificate (participating country’s official certificate or a third-party test report or the exhibitor’s self-test compliance report) and information note issued by the NECC. It can only be implemented after approval by Shanghai Customs.
For the following Import Expo entry of exhibits, the customs check and verify the quantity and total value according to the actual situation. Within a reasonable range, duties, import value-added tax and consumption tax shall be exempted according to relevant rules and regulations:
1. Small samples (except alcoholic beverages, tobacco products and fuels) at the exhibition, including samples of food or beverages that are imported with original package or made from imported bulk raw materials during the exhibition;
Such goods shall meet the following conditions:
(1) provided by the exhibitors during the exhibition for free and exclusively distributed to the visitors for free use or consumption;
(2) the unit price is low, used for advertising samples;
(3) not suitable for commercial use, and the unit capacity is significantly less than the minimum retail packaging capacity;
(4) Samples of food and beverages, although not distributed in accordance with the packaging specified in rule (3) of this provision, are indeed consumed during the activity.
2. Consumed or damaged materials for operation demonstration by the exhibited machine or device;
3. Low-value goods consumed for temporary booths layout and decoration;
4. Promotional materials distributed to the visitors in the exhibition for free;
5. Files, forms and other documents for use in exhibitions.
If the exhibition supplies listed in item No. 1 exceed the import limit, the excessive part should be imposed duty and taxes according to the law; for the exhibition supplies listed in item No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4, the unused or unconsumed should be exported. If not, the excessive part should go through the import formalities in accordance with the regulations.
(2) Sales in the exhibition
For exhibits sold during the Expo, the NCEE should, in advance of the sale or after the expo, complete the import procedures in accordance with relevant customs regulations. Where licenses and permits are involved, they shall be handled before sale.
(3) Re-export out of the territory
The temporary entry import Expo exhibits entering the territory shall be re-exported out of the territory within the time limit set by the customs.
The temporary entry of Import Expo exhibits under non-ATA carnet that carried over to the special customs supervision area and bonded supervision sites after the Import Expo ends (the exhibited vehicles should be carried to the special customs supervision area and bonded supervision sites where bonded warehousing business can be carried out) can be written off and concluded after completion of customs procedures.
(4) Extension of time
Temporary entry of Import Expo exhibits that do need to postpone re-exportation outside the territory should apply for extension to the Shanghai Customs as required.
(5) Bonded exhibition trade
The bonded exhibition trade of the Import Expo is a business activity that companies registered in a special customs supervision area or a bonded logistics center (Type B) (referred to as the “Regional Center”) transport bonded goods to the perennial exhibition hall of the Import Expo outside the Regional Center for display and sale before submission of guarantees. During the exhibition of the Import Expo, bonded warehouses approved by the Customs can carry out bonded exhibition trade business with reference to the Regional Center.


VII. Personnel and personal effects
(1) Personnel
Person who receives entry quarantine must truthfully declare their health status according to the requirements of quarantine physicians, and present an infectious disease vaccination certificate, health certificate or other valid documents. Person who is detected with any illness defined as prohibited at port quarantine (severe mental illness, infectious tuberculosis or other infectious diseases that may pose risk of significant harm to the public health) are not allowed to enter the territory.
(2) Personal effects
1. Duty and Tax exemption. Daily necessities carried by individuals entering the territory should follow the "personal use, reasonable quantity" principle. The customs should release the personal effects without imposing duty and taxes according to the duty and tax exemption regulation, and levy duty and taxes on articles exceeding the scope of tax exemption before release. For articles exceeding the scope of "personal use, reasonable quantity", a customs declaration should be lodged in accordance with relevant regulations.
Personal effects entering the territory through separate shipment of baggage should be declared by the owner himself to the customs upon entry. After the partial-shipped baggage arrives, the owner or his/her agent should submit a written application to the customs and go through the formalities with the Customs at the place of entry with valid identity documents, relevant documents and list of articles. For personal effects leaving the territory by means of separate shipment should, the owner or his/her agent should submit applications to the customs office of exit with valid exit certificate before leaving the territory and go through customs formalities as required. The customs should release the personal effects without imposing duty and taxes according to the duty and tax exemption regulation. For articles exceeding the scope of "personal use, reasonable quantity", a customs declaration should be lodged in accordance with relevant regulations.
The value of articles sent by individuals from or to Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan is limited to RMB 800 each time. The value of articles sent from or to other countries and regions is limited to RMB 1,000 each time. If an individual mails imported and exported goods which exceed the prescribed value limit, he should go through the formalities for returning the goods or go through customs clearance formalities in accordance with the provisions of the goods. If there is only one item in the postal parcel and it is inseparable and verified by the Customs that it is for personal use, although it exceeds the prescribed value limit, it can go through customs clearance procedures in accordance with the provisions of personal articles. If an individual mails entry items, the customs should levy an import tax according to law. But if the amount of the import tax is less than RMB 50 (including 50 yuan), the Customs shall exempt it. Customs clearance procedures should be performed on imported and exported commercial mails in accordance with the provisions of the goods.
2. Inspection and quarantine. Personal carry-on articles shall comply with Measures for the Administration of Quarantine of Entry and Exit Personnel (originally promulgated by the AQSIQ Decree No.146, revised in accordance with Decree No. 238 of the General Administration of Customs) and the Banned Animals and Plants and its Product List Requirements that are Prohibited from Being Carried or Mailed into the Territory of the People's Republic of China.
For special articles (biological products or blood products) for personal use and limited to prevention or treatment of diseases, individuals should present the customs with relevant certificates issued by hospitals in accordance with the Regulations on the Administration of Health and Quarantine of Entry and Exit Special Articles (originally promulgated by AQSIQ Decree No. 160, and revised in accordance with the original AQSIQ Decree No. 184 and Decree No. 238 of the General Administration of Customs), and the allowable carrying amount shall be limited to one course determined by the prescription or the instruction. For the special personal-use items that the bringer cannot provide required verification materials, Public Quarantine Approval Form for Entry/Exit Special Articles shall be provided in accordance with the Regulations on Health and Quarantine of Entry and Exit Special Articles and the items shall be subject to customs quarantine inspection.


VIII. Reporting Equipment
For the temporary entry of overseas reporting equipment of the Import Expo, the Customs shall handle customs formalities pertinent to the General Administration of Customs Notice No. 104 of 2008, Notice of No. 19 of 2009 and Notice No. 31 of 2009.
For the inbound and outbound supplies of the Import Expo that are not placed under customs formalities as required, the Customs should handle them according to the Regulations on the Implementation of Customs Administrative Penalties of the People's Republic of China.
Matters not specified in this Notice shall be handled in accordance with relevant laws and regulations and shall not affect the implementation of new customs regulations.