Minnesota District Export Council
Working with the US Commercial Service to promote exports through business counseling, education, and community outreach.
|Monday, January 10 2011 13:54|
|As of January 1, 2011 a CR Number (10-digit Customs Registration Number) will be required for Express Delivery shipments into China (i.e., DHL, UPS, FedEX). A CR Number is not required for goods/equipment/products shipping. This regulation has been in a trial period since July 2010. The importer in China, who must be registered with the Chinese Agency of Industry and Commerce, will need to obtain a CR Number from China Customs. Another option for the Chinese importer is to use an Import-Export Agent to handle the shipment on their behalf. The CR Number is reportedly very easy to get from China Customs for a low cost about RMB 50 (under $10). Your Chinese buyer/importer can find the procedures on the China Customs Website at http://www.customs.gov.cn/publish/portal0.|