Online Trade – Deliveries Classified as Products for Personal Use.
As of 1st January 2018 the Chinese customs authorities will treat all commodities traded through CBEC as articles for personal use. The reason is that commodities traded through CBEC are for private persons and usually have a low value and low quantities.
Another five pilot cities for CBEC will be nominated: Besides Hangzhou, Tianjin, Shanghai, Chongqing, Zhengzhou, Guangzhou, Ningbo, Shenzhen, Fuzhou und Pingtan, there will now be added Chengdu, Dalian, Qingdao, Suzhou und Hefei.
More details for the supervision will be published shortly. It can be assumed, however, that certain product groups which normally need registration or certification, can be traded and imported freely through CBEC. Among these commodities are:
Ordinary cosmetics such as lotion, cream, facial mask, shampoo
- Nutritional supplements such as vitamin and mineral preparations
- CCC products such as coffee machines, vacuum cleaner
- Freely traded medical devices such as electronic sphygmomanometer
It has not been decided yet if the new regulation also applies to infant formula.
Further information on this topic can be obtained from:
Tel.: +49 89 4161 7389 – 00
Fax: +49 89 7484 9956