China CIQ move

China cancels export inspection and quarantine charges until January.

CHINA’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine has announced that from August 1 to December 31 this year, all exported cargo, containers and outbound vehicles will be exempted from inspection and quarantine charges, Xinhua reports.

The move was in order to reduce burden on exporters and secure export growth in a time of shrinking exports caused by economic recession.
The detailed items of charges include inspection and quarantine fee for cargo and their transportation vehicles, cargo and transportation vehicles verification fee, safety test and special inspection fees, inspection registration fee, certification issuing fee, certification verification fee, laboratory inspection fee and inspection-need item verification fee.

Beijing has also banned inspection and quarantine authority branches from illegal charges of such fees in any form and requires them to publicise about the fee exemption decision by such as putting up announcement at place of inspection and quarantine service.