China Reveils Decision to Amend Regulations in Custom Inspections
China recently unveiled a decision that will amend the regulations on customs inspections as a response to the greater need for a convenient customs clearance. The amendment will include measures that will facilitate inspections, punish violations ans optimize inspection procedures based on the decision by the State Council which was also posted in their official website.
Customs inspections are suppose to supervise the authenticity and to see if the exports and imports are legitimate after passing customs clearance. The regulations on customs inspections were unveiled in 1997, that stated amendments which give customs authorities the right to collect goods from industry associations, government departments and companies and with information on foreign trade activities that comes from these associations as well.
Authorities are focusing on creating an inspection that will be based on the company credit and risk level. The amendment also raised the penalty of violations that are found during inspections. The decision will restrict the conditions of inspections even without prior notice that is based on certain emergency situations, such as suspicious targets and if the goods or documents are being transferred, destroyed or hidden. The amendments for the new decision on customs inspections will take effect on October 1, 2016.