Announcement of Shanghai Customs on Developing Cross-border Trade E-commerce Import Business

china-shftz.gov.cn Updated:2017-07-24

No.13, 2014

In accordance with the Customs Law of the People’s Republic of China, matters about developing cross-border trade e-commerce import business are hereby announced as follows:
I. Enterprises which participate in cross-border trade e-commerce (hereinafter referred to as “e-commerce enterprises”), third-party payment enterprises (hereinafter referred to as “payment enterprises”), logistics enterprises and storage enterprises registered with the customs (hereinafter referred to as “storage enterprises”)in the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone  (hereinafter referred to as the “Pilot Zone”) shall file enterprise electronic information for the record with the customs in advance through the Shanghai Pilot Cross-border Trade E-commerce Service Platform (hereinafter referred to as the “Service Platform”). The filing materials include:
1. domestic enterprise filing form;
2. business license, tax registration certificate, organization code certificate of enterprise legal person;
3. ID certificate of enterprise legal representative;
4. bank account certificate;
5. affiliation contract between overseas e-commerce business and domestic enterprise or relevant documents; and
6. other submissions as may be required by the customs.
Storage enterprises launching Internet bonded import business shall also submit the certificate of registration of the customs declaration agency.
Enterprises with altered filing information shall complete the filing alteration formalities with the customs in a timely manner.

II. E-commerce enterprises shall complete goods filing formalities with the customs in advance. For conducting direct import business, formalities shall be completed with the port customs at the first-time import port, and for conducting Internet bonded import business, formalities shall be completed with the competent customs in the Pilot Zone (hereinafter referred to as the competent customs). Filing information includes designation, specification, model and serial number of commodities
E-commerce enterprises shall not deal in goods prohibited or restricted from import by the State; specific goods catalogue are subject to the List of Imports Prohibited and Restricted by the People’s Republic of China (Decree No.43 of General Administration of Customs). 

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