Practical Experience of Customs Clearance for Food and Cosmetic Products to China

Dec. 7th, 2022

Christy Shi


According to the State Council Information Office of China (SCIO), China’s imports via general trade grew by 6.5% to 5.55 trillion yuan in the first half of 2022, which showcased that an increasing number of foreign products are entering the Chinese market. As we know, China is at the forefront of the world’s food and cosmetics imports. However, products are subject to stringent supervision in China and must undergo a series of inspections for customs clearance.

In this webinar, the speaker will introduce the regulatory requirements of food and cosmetic products. After that, she will focus on customs clearance, including the steps, commonplace mistakes and tips to mitigate the potential risks.


Part 1 Preparations for market access

1.1 Entry conditions for cosmetics and food goods via general trade

1.2 Qualification preparation for customs clearance

Part 2 Procedures and required documents for customs clearance

2.1 Flow chart of import customs clearance

2.2 List of documents required for customs clearance

Part 3 Tips to mitigate the potential risks and case study

3.1 Commonplace mistakes in the declaration process

3.2 Problems involved in customs inspection

3.3 Labeling issues


Date Time (GMT+8) World Clock Language Speakers
2022-12-07 16:00 ~ 17:00 UK: 08:00-09:00 English Christy Shi

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Christy Shi

Regulatory Specialist

With six years of experience in importing as a senior international freight forwarder, Christy Shi is currently responsible for the import of daily consumer goods, mainly food and cosmetics, offering service for hundreds of customers. She has years of practical operational experience in importing.

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