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MOFCOM Announcement No.74, 2014 (on Citric Acid/Citrate Export License Application Conditions & Procedures)_Policy Focus_Export to China

Published: 10 Mar 2015 01:43:29 PST

In accordance with China's Foreign Trade Law and Goods Import & Export Regulations, the MOFCOM has formulated the Conditions & Procedure of 2015 for Citric Acid/Citrate Export License Application as follow.

I. Citric Acid/Citrate Export License Application Conditions

(1) Manufacturing Enterprises:

1. Registered with China's Industrial and Commercial Administrations as foreign trade operator (having valid import and export qualifications), foreign-invested enterprise business scope including export, having independent legal personality;

2. Having obtained ISO9000 quality management certificate and ISO14000 environmental management certificate;

3. In line with China's industrial policy, completed in approval formalities, listed by the Ministry of Environmental Protection as a qualified enterprise in citric acid/citrate emission;

4. Compliant with China laws/regulations, completed in social insurance affairs;

5. Having no violation of law/regulations

(2) Circulation Enterprises:

1. Registered with China's Industrial and Commercial Administrations as foreign trade operator (having valid import and export qualifications), foreign-invested enterprise business scope including export, having independent legal personality;

2. The citric acid/citrate to export or domestically sell must be purchased from the manufacturing enterprises compliant with the item 1 of Article 1 herein;

3. Compliant with China laws/regulations, completed in social insurance affairs;

4. Having no violation of law/regulations

II. Application & Verification Procedures

The qualified applicants shall make written application to local Commerce Administrations. The local Commerce Administrations shall make preliminary examination over the applicants as per the conditions aforesaid and shall, by November 15, 2014, deliver the list of local qualified applicants and their preliminary examination comments to the MOFCOM's Foreign Trade Department.

Chinese Central Government-owned enterprises shall, by November 15, 2014, directly submit their application materials to the MOFCOM's Foreign Trade Department.

The MOFCOM will verify the declared applicants and publicize the list of qualified enterprises.

III. Application Materials

The following materials shall be submitted with legal representative signature and official seals:

(1) Business Corporation License (copy), Foreign Trade Operator Registration Form, Import & Export Enterprise Qualification Certificate (copy), Customs-specified code and enterprise code;

(2) ISO9000 Quality Management Certificate (copy) and ISO14000 Environmental Management Certificate (copy);

(3) A manufacturing enterprise shall submit authority-issued Approval or Registration of Establishment (copy) and Effective Emission License issued by local competent Environmental Protection Administration;

(4) A circulation enterprise shall submit a written commitment that its export products are made by the manufacturing enterprises as described above and it will assume legal responsibilities thereof.

(5) The certificates issued by local Social Security Administrations for 2014 completion in various social insurances with full timely payment.

IV. Inspection & Treatment

(1) Upon MOFCOM authorization, China Chamber of Commerce for Metals, Minerals & Chemicals Importers & Exporters will make inspection of citric acid/citrate exporters, along with China Fermentation Industry Association.

The manufacturing enterprises shall provide the following materials: 2014 export declaration form, export verification-cancel sheet, raw-materials purchase contract (copy), VAT invoice sheet, citric acid product warehousing and ex-warehouse records monthly (electronic version), monthly statement of finance to State Taxation Administrations; the circulation enterprises shall provide 2014 contract of purchase from a qualified manufacturer as described above, corresponding VAT invoices and export declaration forms.

(2) China Chamber of Commerce for Metals, Minerals & Chemicals Importers & Exporters, along with China Fermentation Industry Association, will take random check of the export products for 2015 and report timely to the MOFCOM.

(3) In case of violation of this Announcement, an incompliant enterprise shall be punished by warning, or disqualification for the current application, or 1-2-year moratorium of the application, etc.

Annex: Citric Acid/Citrate Export Licensed Product List


Ministry of Commerce of China (MOFCOM)
October 27, 2014

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