GACC Registration

What is GACC Registration?

Overseas F&B product manufacturers are required to register with GACC (General Administration of Customs China) in order to be able to export their products to China. After 1 January 2022, the Chinese importer will have to provide the GACC Registration number to the customs officers in order to receive the goods.

China food certifications are the responsibility of the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China (GACC), which is the headquarters of China Customs. After the government restructuring in 2018, GACC has taken over the responsibilities of traditional customs as well as border health checks, inspection, and quarantine for imported and exported animals, and also protects the safety of imported and exported food.

Food imports into China are subject to a variety of food certifications. Some are mandatory, while others are voluntary. In addition, there are some food products that also require approval from SAMR (State Administration for Market Regulation) in addition to registration with GACC. The way a product is marketed also influences which food approval is required or appropriate in China.

Why this License is Required?

Overseas F&B product manufacturers are required to register with GACC (General Administration of Customs China) in order to be able to export their products to China. 1 January 2022, the Chinese importer will have to provide the GACC registration number to the customs officers in order to receive the goods.

Who can get a GACC Registration License

Indian Producer

Manufacturing Unit

Processor

Storage Entities

Document Required for GACC Registration

Role of Shamkris and Process of GACC Registration

Shamkris adopts a results-oriented approach to compliance with mandatory licence requirements in the organization. A simple and guidance methodology help organisation to achieve licence in a timely manner and cost-effective. Shamkris support 100% in advisory, Guidance, Compliance with respect to license requirements to obtain approval.

The License process described below:

Apply - https://cifer.singlewindow.cn/

Exporter-Sign Up

Verification of Sign Up by APEDA

Apply for registration

Scrutinise and recommend by APEDA if found in order

Review by GACC

GACC Registration Number granted

Who can issue the GACC Registration?

FAQ

Overseas F&B product manufacturers are required to register with GACC (General Administration of Customs China) in order to be able to export their products to China. After 1 January 2022, the Chinese importer will have to provide the GACC registration number to the customs officers in order to receive the goods.

The General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China (GACC), the headquarters of China Customs, is a key border agency of the nation.
 
From 2022, the GACC registration number for manufacturer will be upgraded from the current 10 digits to 18 digits ( e.g. CTHA 24022110201234 ) , the previous letter is the country code, the new 18-digit GACC registration number needs to be printed on the Chinese label of imported food .