AQSIQ: License Holders Urged to Check Expiration Dates3. November 2014
There are numerous overseas companies exporting recycling material into China and holding a “License of Registration for Overseas Supplier Enterprise of Imported Solid Wastes as Raw Materials“. The license is issued by the Chinese authority AQSIQ (General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine), one of the most important Chinese certification and quality supervision bodies located in Beijing.
According to estimations of The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR), a global recycling industry association based in Brussels, the licenses of approximately 500 foreign suppliers are due to expire in December 2014. AQSIQ licenses are usually valid for three years, however companies are obliged to apply for renewal at least 90 days before the current license expires. If a renewal is not applied for within the stated time then the license will be cancelled, leaving companies unable to export products to mainland China.
As a result, license holders are urged to check the expiration dates of their AQSIQ licenses. If a license expires on 31st December 2014, then a renewal must be applied for before 30th September 2014 at the latest.
In case your AQSIQ license will expire soon and you want to apply for prolongation, please do not hesitate to contact us for support. We have the connections and can effectively communicate on your behalf. Direct contact with the AQSIQ is often difficult for applicants and license holders. To complicate matters more, they only accept inquiries and application in the Chinese language. Please do not hesitate to call or email us.
In case you do not have a license so far, we will also check free of charge if your product requires an AQSIQ registration. Simply send us the exact material name and corresponding HS Code (customs code) by Email and we will do the research and get back with you.
You can also contact us by phone for an individual and non-binding offer for the AQSIQ registration (UK: +44 2071931135, Rest of Europe: +49-69-2713769150, US: +1 773 654-2673).