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New CROP Import and Export Regulatory Agencies

Contact: Director
Administration of Animal and Plant Quarantine
Ministry of Agriculture
Liang Ma Qiao, Chan Yang District
Beijing 100026

Tel: 86 10 4210958
Fax: 86 10 5002448
Telex: 22233 MAGR CN

In the United States, contact:
Agricultural Attache
Embassy of the People's Republic of China
2300 Connecticut Avenue N.W.
Washington DC 20008 USA

tel: 202-328-2502

Other Contacts:
Exporters can determine if their exports require a license and can track their applications through the system with the help of the Bureau of Export Administration (BXA) Exporter Services Division. If a PLC is required the applicant should contact the commercial officer in charge of export licensing at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing to determine the status of the visit.

BXA Exporter Services Division:

U.S. Embassy-Beijing, Commercial Section:
BXA Commercial Officer
tel: 86-10-532-6924
Fax 532-3297

Quarantine Inspection:

A 1991 quarantine law provides the legal basis for the quarantine inspection of animals, plants and their products, as well as the containers and packaging materials used for transporting these items. The law also establishes the Animal and Plant Quarantine Administration under the State Council, giving it responsibility to carry out import and export quarantine inspections.

The importer must submit an application in advance and the products must undergo the required inspections upon arrival in China. Contracts must specify the requirements for inspection under China's law, as well as indicate the necessary quarantine certificates to be issued by the appropriate agency in the exporting country. Catalogues of the Class A and B infectious or parasitic diseases of animals and the catalogues of the diseases, pests and weeds dangerous to plants are determined and announced by the Animal and Plant Quarantine Administration.

Those objects prohibited from entering the country and include: pathogenic micro-organisms of animals and plants, insect pests, and other harmful organisms; animals and plants and their products from countries or regions with prevalent epidemic animal or plant diseases; dead animals; and soil.

Last update APRIL 10, 1998 by Ben Alkire