Announcement of Shanghai Customs on Developing Domestic and Overseas Maintenance Service in China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone

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

To advance the construction of China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone (hereinafter referred to as the Pilot Zone), in accordance with the Customs Law of the People’s Republic of China and Notice of the State Council on Promulgation of the Framework Plan for China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone (Guofa [2013] No.38), upon approval by the General Administration of Customs, matters about developing domestic and overseas maintenance service in the Pilot Zone are hereby announced as follows:

    I. Maintenance service in this announcement means the business activity done by enterprises registered with the customs in the Pilot Zone (hereinafter referred to as the enterprise in the Zone) in maintaining goods with parts damaged, partial function lost or with defects that come from inland and from abroad and re-transporting the goods out of the border (zone).

    II. To conduct maintenance service, enterprises in the Zone shall comply with the following requirements:

    1. Compliance with the requirements of high value-added, high technology and pollution-free, with approval of the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone Administration (hereinafter referred to as the “Pilot Zone Administration”).

    2. Set up a computer management system in line with the customs supervisions requirements, able to network with the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone Customs Supervisions Informatization System (hereinafter referred to as the “Informatization System”) via the data exchange platform or other computer network according to the attestation mode prescribed by the customs and submit to the customs relevant data that can satisfy the customs supervision requirements. (For detailed networking conditions and handling formalities, see Shanghai Customs Announcement No.5, 2014).

    3. Be able to distinguish maintenance goods coming from inland and abroad; able to exercise specialized management of goods maintained and to be maintained, and bonded materials for maintenance consumption, maintenance defective components replaced (hereinafter referred to as “maintenance defectives”), and leftover bits and pieces produced from bonded materials for maintenance consumption.

    III. Eligible enterprises in the Zone conducting maintenance service shall complete formalities for setting up maintenance service account books with the competent customs in the Pilot Zone (hereinafter referred to as the “competent customs”) and make the following submissions:

    1. China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone Domestic and Overseas Maintenance Filing Form (see Annex);

    2. The original and copy of Registration Certificate of the People’s Republic of China Customs Declaration Authority;

    3. Approval documents of the Pilot Zone Administration or relevant state departments; and

    4. Other submissions as required by the customs.

    The competent customs shall make feedback customs opinions within 3 days from the day of accepting the complete submissions.

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