Changes to Chinese Treatment Certificates – for Import Clients
To Our Valued Customers,
The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) have today announced a change to treatment, inspection and quarantine certificates covering shipments imported from China into Australia.
All acceptable certification has previously been managed and issued by the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ). From 21 August 2018, these duties will be integrated into the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China (GACC). This means all certificates will be issued by the GACC in a new format with new stamps.
Essentially, nothing will change in the actual treatment of cargo in China and shipper obligations should not be impacted. This change is merely a documentary format change initiated by the Chinese authorities.
Certificates issued prior to August 21, containing the CIQ logo and current security features, will remain valid and during the coming weeks certificates in the old and new formats will be acceptable. It will be important to determine the date the certificate was issued in determining whether it is authentic and acceptable.
This change extends to all government certificates as required by DAWR import conditions, including health, veterinary, fumigation and phytosanitary certificates. Security features associated with Chinese government certificates will remain unchanged.
Feel free to contact your BRI Customer Service Representative, should you have any further queries or concerns in relation to this matter.
Keeping you updated,
BRi Customer Service Team
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